Design

 

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.

Results & Highlights

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For further information on specific Design collecting areas, please follow the links below.

 

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Our specialists hold regular valuation days. Please contact us for more information, or complete the online form to enquire about the valuation of your items. 

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

Forthcoming Design Sales at Sworders

We are currently consigning for our autumn auction of Design to be held on Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 October with entries closing Friday 9 September.

23 June 2022

The 'V' Type Armchair Designed by Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967)

Created for government officials in the city of Chandigarh, India, the 'V' Type Armchair was expertly crafted from humidity and bug resistant wood, ensuring they could withstand the test of time.

22 June 2022

Inviting Entries | Clarice Cliff & Art Deco

Sworder’s Design department is excited to announce a private consignment of Clarice Cliff Lotus and Isis jugs, to be offered for sale in the forthcoming auction in July, and we now actively seek further examples to embellish the category.

11 May 2022