• Menü


15 November 2016, Sotheby’s London


The market for important works of design has gone from strength to strength in recent months, with outstanding results at Sotheby’s design sales in New York and Paris in 2016. The May sale at Sotheby’s Paris, led by 18 works by Alberto and Diego Giacometti, achieved €7.8 million (est. £4.1-5.7m), the highest-ever total for a Design auction in France. Following the success of a relaunched dedicated design sale for London in 2015, the second edition on 15 November 2016 will be underpinned by important works of Post-war Scandinavian, Italian, French, American and Contemporary Design, including rare examples by Arne Jacobsen, Gerrit Rietveld, Gio Ponti, Studio Job, Marc Newsom and Nacho Carbonell. The sale takes place just days ahead of the landmark opening of a major new home for London’s Design Museum, further evidence of the city’s ever-growing status as a vibrant and influential hub for the international design scene.

Sale highlights include a rare Desk from 1952 by the legendary Danish designer Arne Jacobsen (est. £40,000-60,000), an early example of Gerrit Rietveld’s iconic ‘Zig Zag’ chair (£15,000-20,000); two rare, large-scale vases by the German-born British studio potter Hans Coper (est. £50,000-70,000/ £35,000-45,000) and a monumental bookcase by the Italian architect and designer Ico Parisi (£20,000-30,000).

The contemporary works on offer include a fluid, seemingly gravity-defying bench, by British designer Amanda Levete and Future Systems (est. £70,000-100,000); Andrea Branzi’s intriguing ‘Piccolo Albero’ bookcase, based around the trunk of a beech tree (est. £20,000-30,000) and the fist example from an edition of five of Nacho Carbonell’s playful ‘Evolution’ Bench (12,000-18,000) which includes a pod to seek refuge from the outside world.

  • PHILOSOPHIEWir sind NEUVONFRISCH – ein junges Unternehmen, das hochwertige und beständige...
  • 15.11.2016
    Auktion »
    Sotheby’s Auktionshaus »

    Auction #2
    Tuesday 8 November and Wednesday 9 November 2016, at 2PM
    Experts: Stéphane Clavreuil and Benoît Forgeot

Neue Kunst Auktionen
Terminauktion - Diamanten und
Dies ist eine selbstablaufende Onlineauktion, die innerhalb...
123. Online-Only Auktion.
Trotz der Corona-Epedemie halten wir unsere jährliche online-...
Dolls House Dinner Service
Meistgelesen in Auktionen
Sotheby’s Presents The World
Sotheby’s Presents The World of Jean Stein Author,...
Sommerauktion mit
Das Klassisches Auktionshaus Jentsch in Gütersloh lädt zur S...
Monumental work by Spanish Baroque Master to lead Sotheby...
  • Lot 50, Ico Parisi, Monumental Bookcase
    Lot 50, Ico Parisi, Monumental Bookcase
    Sotheby’s Auktionshaus
  • Lot 12, Arne Jacobsen, Desk
    Lot 12, Arne Jacobsen, Desk
    Sotheby’s Auktionshaus
  • Lot 45, Hans Coper, Monumental 'Spade Form' Vase
    Lot 45, Hans Coper, Monumental 'Spade Form' Vase
    Sotheby’s Auktionshaus
  • Lot 144, Franz West, Two 'Onkelstuhle' (Uncle Chairs)
    Lot 144, Franz West, Two 'Onkelstuhle' (Uncle Chairs)
    Sotheby’s Auktionshaus
  • Lot 103, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Five 'Klismos' Cha… Model No. 5
    Lot 103, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Five 'Klismos' Cha… Model No. 5
    Sotheby’s Auktionshaus