Mid-Century & Modern Design

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Design - Two Day Sale

Tue, 12th Jul 2022 - Wed, 13th Jul 2022

 

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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News & Articles

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

Ramsden & Carr | Rivalry & Friendship in British Silversmithing

An extraordinary Arts and Crafts silver christening bowl by Omar Ramsden and Alwyn C E Carr will be sold in Day One of our upcoming auction of Design on Tuesday 17 May.


3 May 2022

A Material World | Michael O'Connell Textiles to Sell in May

In our forthcoming auction of Design on Wednesday 18 May, we offer 24 striking post-war designs by textile artist Michael O'Connell (1898-1976).

28 April 2022