This September, Christie’s presents two sales of interiors decorated by the visionary designer Michael S. Smith. One of America’s most lauded tastemakers, the auctions will offer decorative and fine art from private residences in London, New York and Los Angeles that epitomise Smith’s aesthetic – a seamless blend of English country house, European style and American modernism.
The two auctions showcase the breadth of Smith’s curatorial eye in creating distinct environments, comprising Old Masters, 19th century and Impressionist paintings, modern British and post-war and contemporary art, as well as English and European furniture, 20th century design, Islamic and Asian works of art and antiquities.
About the lot
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The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Christie’s Decorative Arts and Design specialists reveal the people, places and spaces that spark their senses
Interior designer Kirill Istomin’s 10 tricks of the trade, from sourcing unique pieces to wallpapering the ceiling
From applique and back splats to veneering and wingbacks, an essential glossary of furniture terms
8 King Street
St. James 's
12 September, 10:30am
7 September 9am – 4:30pm
8 September 12pm – 5pm
9 September 12pm– 5pm
10 September 9am – 4:30pm & 6pm – 8:30pm
11 September 9am – 8pm
20 Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020
26 September, 10am
22 Sep, 10am - 5pm
23 Sep, 1pm - 5pm
24 Sep, 10am - 5pm
25 Sep, 10am - 5pm
Christie’s Lates: Colour!
Monday, 10 September
6pm – 8:30pm
Free entry; pay bar
Celebrate the power of colour at our September edition of Christie’s Lates,
from stylish interiors by leading designers Michael S. Smith and
Martin Brudnizki to Pop Art-inspired screen-printing workshops and more.