How David Korins is Bringing the DNA of Chatsworth House to Sotheby’s

New York | 28 June - 13 September 2019

One cannot help but feel a distinct sense of wonder walking through the grand halls of Chatsworth House. But there is also “a real warmth and humanity to the structure” notes award-winning designer David Korins, who is transforming Sotheby’s new galleries for Treasures From Chatsworth – a rare, public exhibition of works from the fabled Devonshire Collection. But how does one transport that unique feeling of Chatsworth House along with its myriad treasures? In this video, David Korins, whose work includes the set designs for the Broadway musical phenomena Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, reveals how he chose to display one of the greatest art collections in the world. Ultimately, it was the little things — the intricately carved foot of a chair, how the molding rounded a corner, the way the ceiling met a wall — that inspired Korins’ majestic yet intimate design. Free of charge and open to the public, Treasures from Chatsworth is presented by Rocco Forte Hotels and will be on view from 28 June through 13 September 2019 in Sotheby’s renovated New York galleries, located at 1334 York Avenue.

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