The online market space is witnessing a surge in elite designer furniture niche. While months back, Christie’s rechristened it’s House Sales as Christie’s Interiors to invite creative minds, collectors and new-entrants achieve exclusive range of objects and collectibles. This practice was smilingly followed by another antiques and design-based site, 1st Dibs that enables people a stress-free access over a pool of vintage designs.
And the latest in the headlines is Artnet’s Design Marketplace that features furniture and decorative art gathered from over 150 galleries across 75 countries. The site displays around 3,000 works for sale from 1,000 plus established designers’ viz. Carlo Mollino, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Royère, Marc Newson and Zaha Hadid, amongst many others. It gives you an easy search facility to look for products while searching for designers, products, style, age, price and also location. The cost of these designer accessories varies from $$$ for a vase to a designer creation of “room-within-a-room” stimulated by a conventional Dutch bedstee by designer Hella Jongerius.
The ramparts and cabinets of Jongerius’s Bedstee are slackly upholstered and it offers a soft statuette of a candleholder. The piece generated a sale of $80,000 via NY shop Moss.