Installation view of interior designer Daun Curry’s showroom.
NEW YORK – One of the truly remarkable things about Sotheby’s is the breadth of extraordinary objects that pass through the front doors. From Old Master Paintings to African & Oceanic Art, there is something for every collector’s taste. Such is the inspiration for the first-ever Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse, a project that highlights the diversity of Sotheby’s offerings and how compelling they become when collectors have the pleasure of bringing them home and living with them.
Installation view of interior designer Ryan Korban’s showroom.
Sotheby’s was delighted to select a group of six interior designers to create distinctive rooms using a remarkable array of furniture, decorative objects and works of art culled from upcoming sales. The New York firms Daun Curry, Shaler Ladd, Ryan Korban, WRJ Design Associates, Olasky & Sinsteden and McMillen Inc. were invited to “shop” the inventory from nine departments, including Old Master Paintings, African & Oceanic art and Chinese Works of Art, to construct stylish vignettes that reflect their individual sensibilities. These elegant, eclectic spaces create a dialogue between periods and styles that gives the pieces new meaning and significance in the contemporary context.
The Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse will be open to the public through 30 March.