PHILLIPS SEPTEMBER DESIGN AUCTION




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Autumn has slowly seeped in as we say goodbye to yet another successful and inspiring London Design Festival. But not all is doom and gloom. Phillips is spoiling us today at 2pm GMT with its September Design Auction at Howick Place of 20th and 21st C design. Offering iconic and exceptional works from European masters and other contemporary Japanese ceramics, as well as objets from the remarkable collaboration of Lucio Fontana and Roberto Menghi, two of it al’s most prominent postwar creatives, this sale comprising 182 lots and with a pre-sale estimate of £2,300,00 is bound to command huge interest with connoisseurs and collectors.

Some of A-Gent of Style‘s most cherished artists are gathered in this sale boasting highly desirable and museum-quality creations by a myriad of stellar designers and ensembliers including Ruhlmann, Royere, Mouille, Fontana Arte, Printz, Ingrand, Arredoluce, Arbus, Lelii, Rie, Ponti, Chareau, Le Corbusier, Perriand, Jeanneret, Sottsass, Lalanne, Crespi, Pergay, Panton, Hadid and many others. There is also another important sale at 6pm focusing on Nordic Design with exceptional pieces from Denmark, Sweden and Finland.

Here are A-Gent of Style‘s favourite pieces. You can view the full catalogue here.




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THE 2014 LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL





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Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or plagued with another bout of tonsillitis!), you will know that the London Design Festival started last week and is now in full swing. Everyone remotely interested in design has caught the bug and the city is abuzz with creativity and excitement from Chelsea to Brompton, Kensington and Notting Hill to Mayfair and Shoreditch, and so many other pockets within the capital as far as Syon Park where Decorex returns after so many years.  
Come and see us at the Redloh House Fabrics Stand 23!

A-Gent of Style will be showing you soon some of his highlights after scouring the myriads of fairs, exhibitions, events, talks and parties (of course). Stay tuned!

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ART DECO, EGYPTOLOGY, THE FINANCIAL TIMES & A-GENT OF STYLE




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A-Gent of Style was thrilled and honoured to be approached in August by Abigail Fielding-Smith at the Financial Times to help with the research of a new article on Art Deco (oh the power of social media and word of mouth!). Some of you might recall the first article A-Gent of Style co-researched a few months ago for the Financial Times on Art Deco and Paris named Read Between the LinesThis time, the feature concentrated on Art Deco and Egyptomania. Whilst A-Gent is no expert or specialist about Art Deco – just a humble and passionate aficionado – he was delighted to work on another Art Deco project and to delve with great alacrity into the singular aspect that is Egyptology – of which he knew little – one of the many influences of the prominent decorative and visual style of the 1920s and 1930s. It was also a great pleasure to see inspirational designers (Shahbaz Afridi, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, David Collins Studio, Lisa Fine, Tessa Kennedy, Lulu Lyttle of Soane Britain, Guy Oliver), some of whom A-Gent of Style has the privilege to call friends, being featured or quoted.

Below are the scans of the article which came out now three weeks ago in the House & Home section of the FT (A-Gent of Style was in Tangier at the time and had to wait to return to London to be able to see the print version). You can click on each image to enlarge it.

A big thank you to Abigail Fielding-Smith and the Financial Times for their trust and support.

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