Andy Warhol, 20 Pink Mao's. Synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas, 99.7 x 96.8 cm, 1979. Price est.: £4,000,000 - 6,000,000 Sold for: £4,741,000 at Phillips.

How to Value Art: A Simple Explanation

Art market is an economical model with more variants than just supply and demand. In this hybrid prediction market, numerous different cultural parameters, people and institutions determine an artwork’s price. Like money, art has a very small intrinsic value. Human stipulation and declaration create and sustain its commercial value. Understanding how […]

Finn Juhl ‘Chieftain’ armchair. circa 1949, Teak, leather. 93.5 x 103.5 x 92 cm. Manufactured by cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, Denmark. Estimate £50,000 – 75,000. SOLD FOR £422,500 in September 2013 at Phillips Auctioneers

5 Most Expensive Scandinavian Design Furniture

Master craftsmanship, pure lines, both humanist and functionalist, sturdy, yet elegant designs that accommodate both humanist and functionalist elements… Yes, we are talking about Scandinavian Design. The mid-centurian movement, which took the world by storm in 1940s, is once again seizing the stage, achieving worldwide popularity, especially in the last 5 […]

The Paimio Chair: Modern Humanism

The Paimio Chair: Modern Humanism

“The ultimate goal of the architect is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture should be a fruit of our endeavor to build an earthly paradise for people.” Alvar Aalto The Paimio Chair epitomizes the humanism, functionalism and innovativeness of modern design. Designed by Finnish architect Alvar […]