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Design auction

Design 1900 to date

In the bustling centre of Rotterdam – a former war-torn city that now has modern design running through its veins – Vendu Notarishuis organises specialised design auctions twice annually, where the applied arts from the 20th and 21st century take the spot light. The viewing days and auctions are a hot spot for professionals, art gallery owners, avid collectors and interested individuals who all share their love for design.

Our expert on hand is Marcel Brouwer, a highly qualified expert who has more than 15 years of national and international experience in the field of auctioning. Besides being a certified expert, Brouwer also has works published and he shares his knowledge and expertise with the television programmes Schatgraven (Treasure Hunt) broadcasted by Omroep Gelderland and De Utrechtse Schatkamer (The Treasure Trove of Utrecht) broadcasted by RTV Utrecht.

Here is a selection of the Art Nouveau, Art Deco and post-war Design that we offer at our auctions:

  • Glassware produced in the Netherlands and abroad, from Leerdam glassware to Gallé;
  • Earthenware and porcelain of national and international origin, from Rozenburg to Sèvres;
  • Furniture designed by top designers, from Gerrit Rietveld to Poul Kjaerholm;
  • Lighting from 1900 to date;
  • Sculptures by national and international sculptors from the 20th century;
  • Silverware and metalware, from Jugendstil to contemporary;
  • Textiles designed by top designers, such as rugs and damask.

We invite you to the viewing days and our design auctions and welcome you too of course if you have any design items that you would like to put up for auction.

If you are interested in receiving the catalogue for the design auctions, you can subscribe to the publication for an annual fee of € 20 and we will post the catalogue a week prior to the auction. And if you would like to obtain a loose copy or back copy, these can be purchased for € 10 at our reception desk.

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