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Sotheby’s and Maker + Place Present Contemporary Objects OnlineFriday 2 February 2018
Sotheby’s and Maker + Place Present Contemporary Objects Online ⇒ On this first month of the year, Sotheby’s launched a special online-only sale called Maker + Place Presents: Contemporary Objects Online. The sale featured contemporary design objects from the store Maker + Place located in Aspen, Colorado. Join CovetED on discovering these beautiful items for a stunning home décor.
Founded on a mission to curate works by artists who utilize time-honoured craft techniques and narratives, the Maker + Place studio unites tradition with contemporary craftsmanship and design. The offerings up for grabs included one-of-a-kind ceramics, wall hangings, textiles, furniture, design objects and much more.
Michaela Carpenter, Founder and CEO of Maker + Place, enlisted her favourite craftsman to create pieces specifically for the collaboration with Sotheby’s. The 23 lots on offer from January 5-22 showcased the beauty of handmade objects, including works by Alex Devol, Ryan Zimmerman, Max Bainbridge and many more. A few other highlights include Marcin Rusak’s Perishable Vase, a visionary piece which encapsulates floral particles in a traditional vessel form, and Carter Hopkins’ Cherry Chair, a timeless classic in the making. These stunning pieces were on public exhibition in Sotheby’s New York headquarters.
The 23 lots had an average price between $3,800 and $5,800 per item. Among the most expensive items on auction, one could find the abovementioned Marcin Rusak’s Perishable Vase (estimated $12,000 to $18,000) at the top of the list, followed by Alex Devol’s Patina Bronze Vessel ($8,000 to $12,000), Julian Watts’ Blob Vase ($8,000 to $12,000) and Liz Robb’s Réttir ($7,000 to $10,000).
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Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in ten different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby’s BidNow programme allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world. The firm has a global network of 80 offices in 40 countries and is the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
The other part of this collaboration, Maker + Place, curates cutting edge design products and homeware from all over the world. Most of the products are handcrafted from start to finish by devoted makers who create with passion and love. Beyond retail, Maker + Place acts as a transparent design studio, featuring in-store craftsmen who take residency open-air studios, available for custom commissions.
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