Posted on: January 16, 2020

Design 20 | 20

Entries now welcome for our 20th Century Design auction on August 22nd 2020

Trevanion & Dean are excited to announce our new ‘Design 20|20’ auction, which will take place in August this year. Celebrating the pioneering artists and designers of the 20th century, the sale will be curated by mid-century specialist Simon Grover, who joined the Trevanion & Dean team in July 2019.

DESIGN 20|20

Commenting on the upcoming auction Simon said, “The 20th century and specifically the post war period represented a change in global design aesthetics, when large scale re-building, the availability of new materials and the growing influence of Scandinavian design combined to create what we know today as mid-century modernism. In interiors, clean lines, compact designs, fluid shapes and a dynamic new colour palette became the order of the day, with British manufacturers including G-Plan, Ercol, Stag and McIntosh quick to follow the path set by Danish designers like Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner and Kai Kristiansen.  At the same time creators like Andy Warhol led an art and design revolution, and makers including Troika and Whitefriars challenged conventions in ceramics and glass.

“Mid-century design has never been more desirable, with healthy demand across all levels of the market.  Mid-century pieces offer quality, style and practicality, often with the added benefit of clean lines and small scale, making it easy to blend with other styles and perfect for today’s homes.  And our Design 20|20 sale won’t just be about interiors” Simon added, “we’re keen to include memorabilia, LP records and even autographs to create a real flavour of the post war period. We’ve already consigned a fantastic piece of memorabilia, a 21st Birthday card signed by all four members of the Beatles, estimated at £3000 – £5000. It certainly seems Beatlemania is still alive and well!” 

Featured: Signatures from The Beatles, Cliff Richard and more!

If you have furniture, art, glass, ceramics, memorabilia or jewellery dating from the 20th century which you are considering selling, our ‘Design 20|20’ auction on Saturday 22nd August 2020 is the perfect opportunity. 

We offer free no obligation valuations every Monday and Friday, or for larger consignments just contact us to arrange a home visit.

Contact Simon Grover on 01948 800 202 or email