Design Market getting a little frothy

Joris Laarman Bone Chair



Shiro Kuramata Feather Stool

World Record prices on many design pieces were realized last night and this afternoon at Phillips Auction House in London-pieces including these two chairs which are some of my favorites, the Laarman Bone Chair sold for $ 500,000 dollars and the Kuramata Feather stool selling for $ 105,000 dollars.

World Record Results at Philllips Design Auction

Marc Newson’s Lockheed lounge was sold for $ 3.7 million dollars last night in the Phillips London Design Auction Evening sale. Shiro Kuramata’s Miss Blanche sold for $ 408 thousand and the feather stool $ 105 thousand. WOW.

bottom Lockheed lounge $ 3.7 million
bottom Miss Blanche $ 408 thousand

bottomFeather stool $ 105 thousand

Major Design Auction @ Phillips

Phillips Auction House/London is having a major Design auction on April 28, 2015. Examples including the “Lockheed lounge” designed by Marc Newson and “Miss Blanche” & a “Feather Stool” by Shiro Kuramata will go under hammer that day. These 3 lots are some of the most iconic pieces of design from the last 30-40 years and exceedingly rare to come up at auction.


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