NEW YORK – From 8 to 17 April, Sotheby's will be home to over 1,600 works of furniture and decorative arts. Our Spring 2016 Decorative Arts Week will be comprised of five distinct sales, each drawing from a wide range of collecting categories, from 19th Century Furniture to Silver to Contemporary Art. Learn more about some of the highlights from – and the tastemakers behind – our exciting sale series.
Zaha Hadid's Design Legacy
Pioneering architect Zaha Hadid is celebrated for her radical, futuristic and ambitious structures. But she also made equally daring yet functional pieces on a smaller scale. Jewellery, lighting, and of course, incredibly inventive limited-edition furniture that in their translation of her architectural ideas, are like small-scale Hadid structures for the home. They are now tangible pieces of her legacy.
The Spectacular Rooms of Sotheby's Designer Showhouse
Now open in our York Avenue headquarters, Sotheby's third annual Designer Showhouse combines world-class works of art and decorative objects with the incredible style of todays leading interior designers. Don't miss your chance to tour these unforgettable rooms, on display through 16 April.
Designer Showhouse Opens its Doors
Sotheby’s welcomed a capacity crowd to celebrate our third annual Designer Showhouse on 11 April. From the Library to the Master Suite, the twelve Showhouse rooms (plus pantry bar) were packed with guests there to admire the dynamic interiors created by this year’s talented participants.
Styling Art, According to 5 New Yorkers
Selecting from property in our Designer Showhouse and Auction, some fashionable New York friends chose their favourite items, styled the pieces in their personal environments then shared images on Instagram.
Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge Talks Antiques and Decorative Arts
Dubbed a "Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials," founder Grace Bonney dishes on the allure of antiques and the trend she could live without.
Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge Shops Collections: European Decorative Arts
Bonney shares which lots in our Collections: European Decorative Arts sale caught her eye.
Designer Bunny Williams on Art & Interiors
One of the twelve designers creating a room for our Designer Showhouse, Bunny Williams talks her design philosophy, collecting tips and why auctions are tools for learning about the decorative arts.
Travel Blogger Katie McKnoulty on Wanderlust & Design
Katie McKnoulty, the jetsetter behind the popular travel website and Instagram account The Travelling Light, has turned her passion for globetrotting into a career.
Travel Blogger Katie McKnoulty Shops Wanderlust: Timed Online Auction
To see which objects from Wanderlust: Timed Online Auction caught McKnoulty's eye, click through.
Cigarette Cases: Russia's Unexpected Treasures
If Decorative Art objects reveal how different people’s lives were in centuries past, few items could be more telling than cigarette cases.
Fashion Designer Wes Gordon on Style & Craftsmanship
An affinity for enduring sophistication and an understanding of craftsmanship – the qualities that define fashion designer Wes Gordon’s CFDA-nominated line also characterise his keen eye for interiors.
Fashion Designer Wes Gordon Shops Sotheby's Decorative Arts Collections
Ahead of our Collections: European Decorative Arts and Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics and Russian Works of Art sales, Gordon shares his top picks, why he loves them, and how he would integrate them into his own decor.
12 Top Designers on Stylish Living
Twelve established and up-and-coming designers are curating signature rooms with unique pieces from a range of Sotheby’s departments. We spoke with these top tastemakers about what inspires them, their favourite design resources, their Showhouse rooms and more.
First Look: Rooms from Sotheby's Designer Showhouse + Auction
The twelve talented designers participating in Sotheby's Designer Showhouse and Auction have been busy curating their signature rooms with photographs, silver, English furniture, contemporary art, midcentury design and more, all chosen at Sotheby’s. Ahead of the Showhouse, our designers have revealed sketches and renderings of their rooms.
Brooke Garber Neidich on Travel & Design
As head of fine jewellery line Sidney Garber, trustee of the Whitney Museum, vice chair of Lincoln Center Theatre and co-founder of the Child Mind Institute, Brooke Garber Neidich keeps pretty busy. But when she does have a moment, the businesswoman and activist loves to explore the world.
Brooke Garber Neidich Shops Wanderlust: Timed Online Auction
Neidich shares her picks from Wanderlust: Timed Online Auction, a sale of furniture and decorative arts dedicated to the life and spirit of the traveller.
Apartment Therapy's Maxwell Ryan on Travel & Design
Maxwell Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy and author talks his favourite international shops, where he can't wait to travel next.
Apartment Therapy's Maxwell Ryan's Wanderlust Picks
This all-around design guru understands the excitement that a truly unique piece – whether it's a rare antique from one of the four corners of the globe or a souvenir discovered on your weekend getaway – can add to a room. Maxwell Ryan reveals his top picks from Wanderlust: Timed Online Auction.
Game of Thrones: 10 Winning Chairs
From Baroque to Rococo and beyond, our upcoming auction of European Decorative Arts from Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is rich with throne-worthy chairs.