Skinner names Phillip Thomas its first designer in residence

Skinner Auctioneers has named Phillip Thomas its first designer in residence. Image courtesy of Phillip Thomas Inc., and Skinner Auctioneers
Skinner Auctioneers has named Phillip Thomas its first designer in residence. Image courtesy of Phillip Thomas Inc., and Skinner Auctioneers

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — Skinner Auctioneers announces the appointment of interior designer Phillip Thomas as the auction house’s inaugural designer in residence, strengthening Skinner’s long-held relationship with Thomas. Having collaborated with him on a number of design events and sales since 2018, Thomas’ appointment demonstrates Skinner’s innovative approach to auctions as an avenue for interior design.

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Home lighting trends: designers get creative, clever, cozy

An Ettore Sottsass UFO lamp, designed for Arredoluce, realized $3,250 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2020. Image courtesy of Toomey & Co. Auctioneers and LiveAuctioneers
An Ettore Sottsass UFO lamp, designed for Arredoluce, realized $3,250 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2020. Image courtesy of Toomey & Co. Auctioneers and LiveAuctioneers
An Ettore Sottsass UFO lamp, designed for Arredoluce, realized $3,250 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2020. Image courtesy of Toomey & Co. Auctioneers and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Designers and lighting companies have been busy coming up with new ways to hold a lightbulb and project light, and winter is a great time to explore their latest solutions. Some are inspired by the skies overhead. Others by style eras, from Deco to disco. Still others are working with interesting materials around which to build a lamp.

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