Flemming Lassen’s upholstered easy chair, “Den trætte mand” (the tired man), is one of the main attractions at Bruun Rasmussen's summer international design auction, which also offers an impressive range of Axel Salto’s sublime stoneware and a number of Børge Mogensen’s original pieces of furniture from his own home in Gentofte.
Even though a great variety of objects at the design auction on 14th May 2013 claim to be seats of one sort or another – ranging from the fin de siècle to contemporary prototypes – many of them are considered to be art, with only a fine line dividing the everyday object from the work of art.
Chicago's leading auction house, Wright, hosted 'Living Contemporary' A stylish, curated sale of art and design, Living Contemporary on April 25th 2013 - a design auction that achieved a total of $3M, selling 75% by lot and 79% by value.
Living Contemporary is Wright's highly-anticipated auction featuring a well-curated selection of art and design. This season's sale features a broad spectrum of works by iconoclast American artist Christopher Wool, offering a snapshot of the New York art scene in the 1980s and 90s and insight into the artist's creative process.
Auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr will be hosting a design auction that is targeted to young design collectors on the 28th of January 2013 at l’Hôtel Drouo in Paris.
On the evening of Tuesday the 27th of November 2012 the auction house Dorotheum will hold a design sale at 17:00. The collection of design brought together by the Dorotheum team for this sale provides bidders with a large selection of modern and post-modern works for a breadth of designers.
On the evening of Wednesday November 21st 2012 Christies Paris will host an auction of 20th Century Decorative Art & Design. The sale brings together a large collection of midcentury french design, with collectible design market favourites: Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Diego Giacometti, Charlotte Perriand, and Jean Prouvé.
On September 27 2011 Phillips de Pury & Company hosted one of the most exciting sales of the design market season so far - bringing in a total of £2,052,525 the sale made 2.69% above their average estimated income.
Last week saw the Christies sale of 'Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design', featuring 208 works of collectible design from across the world, including furniture by Jean Royére and German master Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Art Deco from Etienne Drian, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Jean Dunand and contemporary pieces from Ron Arad and Maarten Bass.