Mid-Century & Modern Design

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Design - Two Day Sale - Live Online

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

 

Encompassing the Modern Design Movements of the Post-War period. A renewed interest in British Design from the Festival of Britain, with the likes of John and Sylvia Reid, Ernest Race through to the Modern Designs of John Makepeace and Mark Brazier-Jones.

Scandinavian Design dominates the market and Sworders have become leaders in the sale of furniture, applied arts, glassware and Jewellery from this period. Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Nanna Ditzel, Alvar Aalto always feature.

British and Scandinavian glassware designed by Geffrey Baxter at Whitefriars, Orrefors glass, Finnish designed products and even tableware such as knives and forks are collected strongly.

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John Black

John Black ASFAV
Director

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

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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.