Record-breaking noma restaurant auction enjoys 5-star results
CHICAGO – Over 500 bidders from 17 countries competed for the furnishings, tableware and decorative objects from the original interior of noma, the pioneering Copenhagen restaurant noma. The sale brought in nearly double the initial estimate for an impressive total of $610,431. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
There was incredible interest in the Danish ceramic pieces from the Würtz studio, led by a floor vase selling for $11,250. The 133 lots featuring items from their studio sold for triple the low estimate achieving total sales of $155,000.
Seating from the restaurant also sold well with results averaging at more than $2,000 per dining chair with the custom table designed by SPACE Copenhagen and used for shared dining by noma bringing in $16,250.
Pairs of spine lounge chairs by SPACE Copenhagen sold to LiveAuctioneers bidders for $7,800 and $6,300.
Interest in the sale remained strong throughout the nearly nine-hour auction with later lots such as the set of four Daghorn knives achieving prices as high as $1,062.
Single noma aprons sold for $438 to $625.
Only a few lots failed to sell, with a 99 percent sell-through rate by lot.