Modern Design at Sworders

Mark Brazier-Jones (b.1956) is an internationally celebrated artist, master furniture and lighting designer and engineer, who cut his teeth working in the 1970s and 1980s on music sets for Duran Duran, Elton John and David Bowie.  In his own words: 'Form does follow function, but part of furniture's function is decorative’, and that is clear in his output, which blurs the boundaries between art design and function.

His work is held in museums across the world - the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the Louvre, Paris and the Museum of Art and Design, New York - and pieces have been described as being modern design icons.

Mark is based near Buntingford in Hertfordshire, just a few miles down the road from Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers, whose 5th June 2018 Decorative Art and Design Sale includes Mark's 'Anemone' table (£3000-5000) and four 'Dolphin Tail' chairs (£3000-5000).

Woo Gilchrist