Classic Design

New York | London

S hifting generational tastes, desire to create highly personal spaces, and concerns about sustainability and the environment are driving demand for antique, vintage and classic design. Our new sale series Classic Design Week – encompassing European furniture, clocks, silver, ceramics and objects of vertu – showcases over 500 years of craftsmanship. The signature Classic Design auction offers the finest examples in each collecting category, while the Design 17/20 auction is defined by a worldly exploration of design across the centuries. Classic Design Weeks are held biannually in London, Paris and New York.

This autumn, Sotheby’s has partnered with Martina Mondadori, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Cabana Magazine, who finds inspiration through art, fashion and travel and explores the intimate relationships each of us hold with the interiors we inhabit. Mondadori’s commitment to the conservation of craft traditions defines the mission of Casa Cabana, a line of homewares and furnishings which preserves the skills of a global network of artisans. Her exclusive wallpapers by Schumacher are beautiful decorative statements that will enhance our exhibition spaces, and you are invited to view property for sale in this rich, new context.

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