Design

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Design - Two Day Sale - Live Online

Tue, 19th Oct 2021 - Wed, 20th Oct 2021

 

Sworders conduct four specialist auctions a year which have quickly become an established part of the UK auction calendar. The DESIGN sale caters to all budgets with estimates ranging from £100 to £100,000. 

There are three distinct sections within the sale covering Arts & Crafts, Art Deco and Modern Design, Furniture, Studio Ceramics, and 1960s Design

Over the last few sales we have concentrated on growing the Scandinavian Furniture and Design element and now have a sale solely dedicated to contemporary lighting, objects, and mid-century and modern design.

Past sale highlights include a piano designed by Charles Robert Ashbee for the Guild of Handicrafts sold for £10,400; a collection of Clarice Cliff totalling over £30,000; Finn Juhl's ‘Bwana’ chair selling for £2,200 and Barbara Hepworth's 'Two Rotating Forms II', selling for £250,000.

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John Black

John Black
Director
20th Century Art & Design | Head of Department

T: 01279 817778
E: johnblack@sworder.co.uk

Otto Billstrom

Otto Billström
Valuer | 20th Century Art & Design

T: 01279 817778
E: ottobillstrom@sworder.co.uk

Alex Froggatt

Alex Froggatt
Glass Specialist

T: 01279 817778
E: alexfroggatt@sworder.co.uk

News & Articles

Lill Tschudi’s Rhythms of Modern Life

Coming up in our auction of Design on the 13 & 14 July, we offer an energetic linocut from an exceptional Swiss artist associated with The Grosvenor School of Modern Art

Ed Finnell's Music Legends

Our Design sale on 13 &14 July includes a cache of prints taken by music photographer Ed Finnell at legendary gigs held in Los Angeles in the 1970s - the very first time his work is available to buy at auction in the UK - including original photographs of Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Robert Plant and Elton John all performing in their pomp.

The Natural World of Émile Gallé

Born 1846 in Nancy, a hive of activity for French art, Émile Gallé became one of the most renowned figures allied with this area. Raised into the beginnings of a glass business started by father Charles Gallé, the material was never a mystery to him.