Great demand for Finnish design – Helsinki Design Sale achieves strong final prices

Bukowskis’ Helsinki Design Sale on June 13th presented an impressive array of design object and jewellery by sought-after designers. The auction attracted bidders from all around the world and the results show that there is a significant demand for Finnish modern design.

The top lot of the evening was a beautiful silver cutlery set by Georg Jensen that reached a final price of 10 542 €. Additional top lots included a selection of sought-after lamps by Paavo Tynell and Alvar Aalto and unique ceramic objects by Birger Kaipiainen and Rut Bryk. Paavo Tynell's timeless table lamp was sold for 7 845 € and Birger Kaipiainen's unique ceramic dish achieved a final price of 7 7 83 €. There was also a strong interest in modern jewellery and the department achieved an amazing sell-through rate of 93 %. The highlight of the department was Björn Weckström's bracelet that reached a final price of 2 455 €.

Through quality, expertise and an international network Bukowskis is the leading Nordic auction house. Following the success of Helsinki Spring Sale and Helsinki Design Sale we are now accepting design, jewellery and art consignments for our upcoming auctions. To find out the value of your object, please contact our specialist for an auction estimate or use our easy online valuation service.

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Autumn 2019:

Helsinki Design Sale: 11 − 27 October 2019
Contemporary Helsinki: 1−17 November 2019
Helsinki Winter Sale: 22 November − 8 December 2019

Contact our specialists:

  • Laura Pohjola
    Laura Pohjola
    Specialist modern and contemporary art, Finnish art, photography
    +358 (0)400 46 45 76
  • Anna Rosenius
    Anna Rosenius
    Specialist, Design
    +358 (0)40 1284 977
  • Nina Westerlund
    Nina Westerlund
    Specialist Watches and Jewellery, gemmologist
    +358 50 5772620 +46 (0)737 76 28 54
  • Joachim Borgström
    Joachim Borgström
    Specialist Classic Finnish Art, Furniture, Works of Art and silver
    +358 (0)40 555 1334