Designer Sandra Nunnerley Selects Works from Sotheby's Upcoming Sales

Designer Sandra Nunnerley Selects Works from Sotheby's Upcoming Sales

Sotheby’s asked Sandra Nunnerley to pick pieces from its upcoming Important Design, Contemporary Art, Oceania and Arts of Africa and the Americas taking place in Paris in November and December.
Sotheby’s asked Sandra Nunnerley to pick pieces from its upcoming Important Design, Contemporary Art, Oceania and Arts of Africa and the Americas taking place in Paris in November and December.

We were honored to be asked by Sotheby’s to create two room vignettes from four upcoming Paris sales- Oceania, Arts d’Afrique, d’Amerique et d’Indonésie, Important Design and Art Contemporain. We curated pieces from the sales and created vignettes in a similar manner to how we express design concepts to our clients.

In our own work, where we use historical objects, the aim is always to bring the pieces into a contemporary and livable context. We design the architectural detailing of the room as a background to bring together the mix of periods – contemporary, midcentury, deco, primitive, etc. We especially like to mix Modern and Contemporary Art and 20th Century Design with African and Oceanic - as one can see in the two vignettes- the combinations speak to how the past has influenced modern artists and designers.

The work of internationally-renowned interior designer Sandra Nunnerley reflects her passion for architecture and the fine arts. The New Zealand-born designer studied architecture and art history before launching Sandra Nunnerley Inc., a boutique multidisciplinary design studio based in New York City. Nunnerley leads a diverse team of architects and designers focused on a design aesthetic which draws inspiration from architecture, art and global culture. As New York Magazine’s Design Editor Wendy Goodman wrote, “Sandra Nunnerley always infuses projects with beauty and elegance, but never at the expense of comfort and livability.”

The ethos of the studio’s creative process is advanced through close relationships with an extensive network of leading dealers, galleries and auction houses around the world. The design studio approaches art and design objects from a wide-range of historical periods to be readily used and enjoyed alongside contemporary pieces.

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Sandra Nunnerly

Adept at crafting elegant residences for collectors around the world, the studio is currently working on residences in Berlin and Houston and recently completed ski chalets in Aspen and Telluride, as well as a private island off the coast of New Zealand.

Sandra Nunnerley Inc. has been widely published, featured in Architectural Digest, Departures, Elle Décor, The Financial Times, House & Garden (UK), Milieu, World of Interiors and many more. The firm has been named to Architectural Digest France’s list of the Top 100 Most Influential designers and House & Garden UK’s International Guide of Leading Designers. Nunnerley’s monograph, Interiors, (published by powerHouse Books) received international acclaim, with a second book in the works.

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