New York – As a part of Christie’s December 9 auction, 20/21 Design, Christie’s is honoured to present An Important New York Interior Designed by Francis Sultana. In his first commission in New York, Francis Sultana created this remarkable interior in the famed Bond Street residential building designed by the Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron.
Spread over three floors with a 40 foot garden, the apartment’s layout allowed Sultana and his clients to create a space that combined their shared passion for art and design. Every piece in the apartment was carefully selected either from Europe or America, and chosen for its individual beauty, quality, refinement and purpose. Sultana also commissioned a range of work from artists including Mattia Bonetti and Ugo Rondinone.
The designer’s work culminated in a discerningly curated collection and a space that he described as “an apartment that was and still is for me the embodiment of New York: a carefully edited fusion of the eclectic and the contemporary. A project that will always be dear to my heart.” The collection encompasses 23 lots with custom works by Mattia Bonetti, Oriel Harwood, and Sultana himself. Highlights include a ‘Kawakubo’ Chest Of Drawers from 1994 by Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti ($70,000- 100,000), Oriel Harwood’s 2005 ‘Palagonia’, Banquette ($10,000-15,000) and two ‘Bond’ Armchairs designed by Mattia Bonetti in 2006 ($30,000-50,000 each).