Lyon & Turnbull are a leading auction house in Modern, Post War and Contemporary Design, holding specialist live and online Design auctions in London and Edinburgh that are known for their international reach and strong results.
20th Century Design is a buoyant and exciting area of the market. With a wealth of experience, our Modern Design team offer expertise encompassing a range of media including ceramics, furniture, sculpture, lighting and textiles, holding auctions offering exceptional and important design from the last 100 years.
Our sales cover all the major movements from Pre-War French and British Modernism and Art Deco, to works from the Mid-Century and Post-War, including Italian and Nordic Design, European and American Modernism, Studio Craft through to Contemporary Design, Glass and Studio & Contemporary Ceramics.
Experience and Passion
Renowned for our curated approach and presentation, our Modern & Post War Design auctions bring together works from some of the most important masters of 20th Century and Contemporary Design, such as 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 specialists in Modern & Post-War Design are renowned for their knowledge and passion in the field of 20th Century Design. Sourcing strong examples both nationally and internationally, they have a wide network of contacts and strong links to leading 20th Century Design experts and museums. Working closely with our sister company, Freeman’s, allows us to reach wider audiences in the USA, sourcing and marketing collections for sale.
In advance of our next series of Modern Design sales we are available for appointments nationally or internationally to see clients, and would be delighted to provide you with free valuations whether a specific work or collections.
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