Welcome to Örnsbergsauktionen 2013. The artist operated auction house for studio produced, independent design and craft in Örnsberg, Stockholm. The full website currently only works on desktop computers, so please visit the site from one of those, or send us an e-mail for a PDF of the catalogue.
Auction: Feb 8, 19.00
Exhibition: Feb 4–8, 12.00–18.00
Opening: Feb 3, 12.00–15.00
Address: Address: Jakobsdalsvägen 15 A, Örnsberg / Sweden
Subway: Örnsberg, red line southbound (Norsborg), three stops (5 min) from Hornstull
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Why do I need to register?
In order to keep track of bids and be able seal the deal we need to collect contact information from you.
What are the fees?
Please note that a 20% commission will be added to the winning bid.
You can place pre-bids on the objects via e-mail or in the online catalogue. E-mail item number, your maximum bid and contact details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, it is more important than ever to find new spaces for conversation, different forms of distribution; and to recast the ways in which craft and design are disseminated. We need greater diversity, more and different people, and new geographies. Practices are retooled, altered and do not always fit comfortably the existing structures. A design individually created has no given audience or given system of distribution. The traditional suit is not seldom too tight for contemporary, interrogational craft.
Auctioning is no simple business. It entails both display and show. Today it is popular entertainment. Auction sites attract numerous vistors. Almost every television channel has its own auction show. Artists have also become interested in this form of marketing. The best known example is probably Damian Hirst, who auctioned off a whole show in 2008 through Sotherby’s. Hirst exceeded earlier sales records. The Örnsberg Auction proposes the auction as a proper platform of communication for contemporary form and design. Using integrity and consistency as criteria of selection, the Örnsberg Auction has assembled a wide set of articulations from different generations and various places. It is an interesting proposition.
Professor in Craft History and Theory, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design