Modern Design is a buoyant and exciting area in the market and Lyon & Turnbull’s specialist sales in this field are known for their international reach and strong prices.
Our Modern Design department has a wealth of experience and expertise encompassing a range of media including ceramics, furniture, sculpture, lighting and textiles and we hold auctions offering important design from the last 100 years. The sales cover all the major movements from Pre-War French, Italian and British Modernism and Art Deco, to works from the Mid-Century and Post-War period through to Modern & Contemporary Design.
Experience and Passion
Our specialists in Modern & Post-War Design are renowned for their knowledge and passion in the field of Modern Design, sourcing strong examples both nationally and internationally, they have a wide network of contacts and strong links to leading experts and museums in related fields and we are particularly well-known in the field of studio and contemporary ceramics.
With our international reach our Modern Design auctions have included numerous examples of works by leading exponents in their fields including ceramics by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Jennifer Lee and Picasso Ceramics; furniture by Piero Fornasetti, Jean Prouvé, Mark Brazier-Jones, John Makepeace, Ron Arad, Hans Wegner, Ettore Sottsass and André Dubreuil; works of art by Peter Collingwood, Venini, Fulvio Bianconi and Sam Herman; and jewellery and silver by Georg Jensen, Wendy Ramshaw and Hiroshi Suzuki, to name a few.
Our Modern Design auctions take place in London (Modern Made in April and November) and Edinburgh (Decorative Arts & Design in April and October), and with our specialists based around the UK we are available to travel nationally or internationally to see clients. Our specialists are always available for free confidential valuations of individual pieces and whole collections and we welcome any interest in consigning works to any of our sales in London or Edinburgh. Please do not hesitate to get in contact.
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