Maker + Place Presents: Contemporary Objects


Sotheby’s is delighted to announce Maker + Place Presents: Contemporary Objects Online. Bidding will be open from 5 – 22 January 2018 and the exhibition will be on view in our New York galleries on 10 – 22 January 2018. The sale highlights designers who elevate the everyday with contemporary objects rooted in deep narratives and craftsmanship. This Sotheby’s exclusive showcases attractive price points, with most property having no reserve, and the work of today’s most important emerging makers.

Highlights for the sale include Marcin Rusak’s Perishable Vase, a visionary piece which encapsulates floral particles in a traditional vessel form. Also featured is Fabiano Sarra’s Social Chair, a timeless classic in the making. The hand carved chair, an echo and celebration of modern design, announces the beginning of Sarra’s extraordinarily promising career.

For the first time ever, Sotheby’s introduces Maker + Place as the leading curator of contemporary pieces connecting us to our traditions and values, and as a marker for the future of design.

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Hangai Mountain Textiles cashmere collection designed by MAKER for Bauhaus Centennial


The Bauhaus Centennial Cashmere Collection was inspired by the weaving studio based at the Staatliches Bauhaus, a German school of design. The work done there was the building of a foundation for our contemporary textile industry, bringing textiles out of the home, and into the world of design. MAKER was graciously able to partner with HANGAI MOUNTAIN TEXTILES for the production of these limited edition blankets. 

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Hangai Mountain Textiles is a family-owned and run business that produces unique blankets, throws and accessories from rare yak down, pure cashmere and baby camel in Mongolia.   

Based in Basalt, CO the company was founded by Bill and Betina Infante  approximately two years ago in Ulaanbaatar after living in Mongolia for close to a decade. 

The pair are passionate about their materials being sourced exclusively in Mongolia, which ensures that the herder families, knitters and weavers with whom they partner benefit most.   


A renowned Aspen restaurant gets custom plate ware.

Bosq is a restaurant located in downtown Aspen, CO featuring Chef Barclay Dodge's travel-inspired, new world cuisine. Through MAKER, Bosq is now fit out with custom plate ware. The plates were designed and produced by Barbara Arcieri of BABA Ceramics, based in London, UK.



MAKER designs pop-up event space for Lead With Love


This event is June 05-June 09, is open to the public, and leads up to the performance of Nutopia at the Wheeler Opera House.