Christie’s Design auctions, held across our London, New York and Paris salerooms, offer furniture, lighting, ceramics and sculpture from the late-19th century through to the present day. Encompassing all the major influential movements of this period, from Art & Crafts, Art Nouveau & Art Deco to mid-century, post-war and contemporary design, the department’s auctions offer some of the most important and iconic works of the last 150 years.
The Design department at Christie’s hold the world record for the most valuable collection of Design ever sold at auction, and also the record for the second and third most valuable collections of Design ever sold. In March 2017 records were again broken when the 21 lots of Giacometti from the Collection of Hubert de Givenchy sold in Paris for a total of €32.7m. Artists and designers who are often represented in the auctions include Eileen Gray, François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, Armand Albert Rateau, Carlo Mollino, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Tiffany, Josef Hoffmann, Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand.
Our specialists are based around the world and are always available for a free and confidential valuation or to discuss private sales. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.