Phillips Auctions House was founded in 1796 in Westminster, London, by Harry Phillips. It gained international recognition by selling paintings from the estate of Queen Marie Antoinette and household items from Napoleon Bonaparte, and has the distinction of being the only auction house to have ever held a sale inside Buckingham Palace. Today, Phillips Auctions offers categories spanning 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Design, Editions, Photographs, Jewels, and Watches.

The auction house has announced the highlights of the London design auction, which will take place on April 26. This sale brings together rare and important works of 20th and 21st century design, including works by François-Xavier Lalanne, Gio Ponti, Hans Coper, Børge Mogensen and Paul Dupré-Lafon. Featuring 140 lots, the masterpieces of the sale will be on view at Phillips galleries on Berkeley Square from April 20 until the auction on April 26 at 2pm. The following day, on April 27 at 1pm, an auction will be dedicated to Casa Fornaroli.