Exceptional large wall light, 1955 by Poul Henningsen

THE RESULTS ARE IN: Phillips de Pury Design Auction

28 April '10

Phillips de Pury & Company
London

Phillips de Pury & Company's latest Design sale took place the 28th of April in London and ended with good results.  Design sales give collectors an opportunity to focus their purchases on some of the best design pieces on the market.  

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'Conoid' bench by George Nakashima, 1979

THE RESULTS ARE IN: Sotheby’s and Christie’s Design Sales

16th and 17th March ’10

Sotheby’s and Christie’s Auction Houses
New York City, New York

This week Sotheby’s and Christie’s held their first design sales of 2010 on back-to-back days in New York City. These were not major sales of important design, but they should be seen as a potential preview of the climate for this year’s collecting market.

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Philippe Morel’s ‘Best Test 1-400’ or ‘Computational’ chair, 2004, which sold for $23,750 (pre-sale estimate $12,000-$18,000)

THE RESULTS ARE IN: Phillips de Pury’s NOW Sale

6th March ’10

Phillips de Pury & Company
New York

Phillips de Pury & Company’s latest themed sale, NOW: Art of the 21st Century, took place on the 6th of March in New York with interesting results. These themed sales from Phillips offer a varied alternative to traditional auctions that focus on one particular medium, and the results are proving to be as mixed as the lots up for grabs.

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Nickel Couch by Johnny Swing, 2003

THE RESULTS ARE IN: Sotheby’s Back-to-Back Design Sales

17th December ’09

Sotheby’s
York Street, New York

On the 17th of December, Sotheby’s New York held back-to-back design sales, which yielded some surprising results. The morning sale of the Collection of Robert Isabell brought in a total of $2,625,627 selling 121 of the 128 lots up for grabs, while the afternoon sale of Important 20th Century Design earned nearly double that of the morning sale with a total of $4,581,626 selling only 94 of its 128 lots.

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'Feather Stool' by Shiro Kuramata, 1990

THE RESULTS ARE IN: Wright’s Sale of Important Design

8th December ’09

Wright
W Hubbard, Chicago

Wright’s latest sale of Important Design finished with decent, but fairly unimpressive results this week selling only 204 of their available 404 lots for a total of $2,463,503 including the buyer’s premium.

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Rare suspension light by Alberto Giacometti, ca. 1930

THE RESULTS ARE IN: Sotheby’s 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design Sale

25th November ’09, 2:30 pm

Sotheby’s
Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, Paris

Sotheby’s attempt to take advantage of the current trend for mid-century masterpieces finished with strong, but less than thrilling results on Wednesday afternoon in Paris. Their sale of significant Art Deco works brought it a total of €3,038,750 selling 55 of the available 79 lots.

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Phillips de Pury MUSIC Auction, 2009

THE RESULTS ARE IN: Phillips de Pury’s MUSIC Auction

21st November ’09, 5pm

Phillips de Pury & Company
London

Phillips de Pury & Company’s innovative MUSIC themed sale brought in a total of £1,216,438 last Saturday in London. The results are far from thrilling with only 142 of the available 231 lots selling, but the design items faired well; each sold for well within or above its pre-sale estimate.

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Unique edition of the ‘Table Extensible Modèle de Luxe’ by Charlotte Perriand, 1930

Sotheby’s 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design Sale

25th November ’09, 2:30 pm

Sotheby’s
Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, Paris

Taking advantage of the current trend for mid-century masterpieces, Sotheby’s is hosting a sale of significant Art Deco works at their offices in Paris on the 25th of November.

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‘Rare and important pair of “Boule”  armchairs' by Jean Royère, ca. 1942

THE RESULTS ARE IN: Phillips de Pury Design Auction

14th November '09, 4:00pm

Phillips de Pury & Company, New York 

This past Saturday, on the 14th of November, Phillips de Pury & Company’s Auction of 20th century and contemporary design brought in a total of $3,589,750 selling 117 out of the available 155 lots. 

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'Driftwood Pavilion' by Danecia Sibingo, 2009

The Results Are In: Phillips de Pury Design Auction - London

15th October '09

On October 15th in London, Philips de Pury & Company’s Auction of 20th century and contemporary design brought in a total of £1,229,013.

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'Tail Light' chandelier by Stuart Haygarth 2007

The Results Are In: Phillips de Pury NOW Auction

26th September '09

NOW: Art of the 21st Century, the inaugural sale in Phillips de Pury & Company’s new series of themed auctions, took place this past Saturday in London. This marked the first time pieces of contemporary design were included in a major sale alongside works of fine art and photography, and they fared impressively well.

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Gro Design 'Eleven' the beautiful game - 2009 Pierre Bergé & Associés

The Results Are In: Pierre Bergé & Associés Wish List- Li Edelkoort Auction

16th September ’09

Although Sunday’s ambitious auction broke no records it did offer a fresh new approach to the contemporary design auction.

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Jean Royère's Rare "Ours Polaire" sofa

The Results Are In: Phillips de Pury Design Auction - New York

3rd June '09

Building on the success of their recent April London Design sale, Phillips de Pury & Company’s June 3rd Auction faired quite well, maintaining the perception that the design market continues to hold its own in this volatile economy.

With 89 of the 128 lots going to buyers, for a total of $2,141,250 the auction was just shy of its lower-end pre-sale estimate of $2.7M

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Harry Bertoia Untitled (Dandelion) 1964 - Wright Auctions

The Results Are In: Wright's Important Design Auction

3rd June '09

Yesterday’s Important Design sale at Wright was not the most remarkable session in history, with only 51% of the works on offer managing to sell. However, Wright did pull through with a few remarkable sales and a respectable, albeit uninspiring, $2,366,361 final tally – a far cry from last year’s equivalent sale which totaled $5,867,151.

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Lot #155 Console, model no. 1109, c. 1952  by ICO PARISI – Phillips de Pury & Company

The Results Are In: Phillips de Pury Design Auction

1st May '09

There were likely many collectors paying close attention to the results of the April 30th design auction at Phillips de Pury & Company in London.

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