Sotheby’s auction of Thomas Molesworth furniture from the Collection of Ruth and Jake Bloom, the largest Molesworth offering in over 20 years, vastly exceeded pre-sale expectations by doubling its high estimate to achieve $2.7 million. Strong bidding illustrated great demand for pieces by this famed designer. To learn more about his distinctive aesthetic that defined the “American West” - watch here.
對於克拉考夫伉儷來說，房子「會告訴你它想要變成的樣子」──這對設計師夫婦在《夢寐以求的住宅》中如此寫道，而此書專門介紹二人收藏藝術及設計作品的居所。克拉考夫伉儷在過去數十年來悉心收藏，如今首肯割愛，將於蘇富比專場拍賣「夢寐以求：克拉考夫伉儷藝術及設計收藏」（5月23日，紐約）上釋出部分珍藏。在拍賣前夕，我們走遍曼哈頓、巴黎、紐約州東漢普頓和康涅狄格州新迦南，透過展示他們位於四座城市及鄉間宅邸的收藏，分享二人的高雅品味。點擊圖輯，欣賞克拉考夫伉儷如何將個人風格融入每座宅邸的設計。 夢寐以求：克拉考夫伉儷藝術及設計收藏 紐約 | 5月23日
The Important Design auction presents a highly curated selection of European and American design including a six-piece suite by Jean Royère, five important and rare clerestory windows from Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Avery Coonley Playhouse and much more. Important Design 24 May | New York
In this episode of Masterworks: Expert Voices, discover the story of the Dumont family's historic commission by Jean Royère. The designer is best known for creating works that redefined elegance with their avant-garde form. Featuring some of Royère’s most iconic pieces, such as the ‘L’Ours Polaire’ Sofa and the ‘Etoile’ table, the Dumont commission remained in the same family for over 60 years and will be a highlight of the upcoming Important Design auction on 24 May.
Unwind in style and fix a drink from Francois-Xavier Lalanne’s larger-than-life Grasshopper. The bar, made of Sevres porcelain and polished brass, is a distinctive mixture of high design and household utility. Its only twin was gifted to Queen Elizabeth II and remains in her personal collection today. Lalanne’s Sauterelle will be offered in our Important Design sale on 24 May.
Peer into the mind of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright in this Anatomy of an Artwork. One of his most important commissions, these five stained glass windows were designed for Chicago industrialist Avery Coonley and his wife Queene Ferry. The unique combination of vibrant colors and curved shapes marks Wright’s departure from the Prairie School toward a more Modernist aesthetic. Other examples from the Coonley Playhouse reside in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. These five windows will be offered as a highlight in our Important Design sale on 24 May in New York.