Modernist sculptures, old world furniture, and pop art: The best pieces from Salcedo Auctions to cure travel ‘FOMO’

With the auction house’s upcoming online sale titled “Art & Design,” now is a good time as any for a revamp. Images: Salcedo Auctions
With the auction house’s upcoming online sale titled “Art & Design,” now is a good time as any for a revamp. Images: Salcedo Auctions

With loosening restrictions and the lifting of mandatory quarantine, it would seem that 2022 is shaping up for travel — were it not for the Omicron surge that is poised to throw a wedge in the resumption of wanderlust plans.

But if there’s anything we’ve learned throughout the pandemic, home is where the heart is, or at least the next best thing to actually traveling for a change of scenery. Gavel & Block’s “Art & Design” online auction, Salcedo Auctions’ first auction of the year lets you get your hands on eclectic transportive pieces to spruce up your interiors: from Old World pieces, National Artist masterpieces and sculptures to pop art relics from the likes of Warhol and Kusama.

It’s a diverse set, but one particular set to look out for? Curated pieces inspired by the 2023 Orient Express redesign by Milan-based studio Dimorestudio, taking cues from luxurious and evocative Italian greats like Verner Panton and Magis Design.

Here are some of the best pieces to look out for at this Gavel & Block auction to appear like you’ve jet-setted around for a year, no plane ticket necessary.

‘Philippinae Insulae’, Copper engraving with hand-coloring. Image: Salcedo Auctions
‘An inlaid Vigan loveseat butaca’, Molave, caning / solihiya, lanite and kamagong flower and leaf tendril inlays on top rail. Image: Salcedo Auctions
PHILIPPE STARCK FOR MAGIS, ‘A beige ‘Stanley’ folding director’s chair’, Polypropylene with glass fiber. Seat and back in fabric. Image: Salcedo Auctions
PIERRE PAULIN FOR MAGIS, ‘A smoke gray and dark red ‘Flower’ low chair’ Clear transparent polycarbonate and features a dark red colored seat cushion. Image: Salcedo Auctions
‘A modernist round table with bulbous atomic legs’, Contemporary, Narra wood top with kamagong inlays around the side, mahogany wood legs. Image: Salcedo Auctions
VERNER PANTON FOR VITRA, ‘A hibiscus ‘Amoebe’ chair’. designed in the 1970’s, Polyurethane foam. Image: Salcedo Auctions
RAMON ORLINA, ‘Convergence’, 2001, Carved Asahi glass. Image: Salcedo Auctions
ARTURO LUZ, ‘Homage to Isamu Noguchi’, 2015, Metal tube in black finish. Image: Salcedo Auctions
YAYOI KUSAMA, ‘A lot of 2 Pumpkins’, Painted cast resin. Image: Salcedo Auctions
‘A lot of 4 plates featuring Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe’ 1997, Licensed by AWF and the Estate of Marilyn Monroe. Image: Salcedo Auctions
VICENTE MANANSALA, ‘Pounding Rice’, 1971, Lithograph A/P. Image: Salcedo Auctions
MAURO MALANG SANTOS, ‘Landscape’, Print. Image: Salcedo Auctions

There’s definitely much more to see when the online auction opens today. Find out more here.

For those who want to preview the lots at the Salcedo Auctions gallery, please call Kristine Sanders(09054642802) to set a schedule.

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