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Mark Your Calendars: Behind the Door Auction in the UK, ‘the Most Fashionable Sale of the Year’

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Mark Your Calendars: Behind the Door Auction in the UK, ‘the Most Fashionable Sale of the Year’

March 18, 2021

Our London correspondent Christine Chang Hanway, a trustee of The Museum of the Home (formerly known as the Geffrye Museum), recently emailed to let us know about Behind the Door, a fundraising auction featuring more than 40 works by women artists and makers. The campaign is part of a new two-year partnership between the Museum of the Home, which explores home and home life from 1600 to the present day, and the London Homeless Collective, which focuses on women and families experiencing homelessness in the UK.

Here’s what she says:

“I’ve been busy during lockdown curating a wonderful collection of donations, based around the theme of ‘Home,’ from female artisans and artists. The response from these women has been tremendous. We dared to aim high, and they exceeded our expectations in terms of their generous and innovative offerings.” The auction launches on Friday, March 19, and runs through March 25th, and will help fund the Behind the Door campaign. To register, go to Museum of the Home.

Among the offerings are pieces from some of our favorite designers and makers, including Faye Toogood + Once Milano and experiences like a studio tour with sculptural artist Amy Revier.

Here’s a sampling:

Cookbook author Skye McAlpine is offering a cooking experience for four at her home in Venice, Italy; the package includes two nights at the Hotel Danieli and two nights at the St. Regis (travel arrangements not included).
Above: Cookbook author Skye McAlpine is offering a cooking experience for four at her home in Venice, Italy; the package includes two nights at the Hotel Danieli and two nights at the St. Regis (travel arrangements not included).
A resin lamp by Remodelista favorite Marianna Kennedy (for a tour of her London home, go to A Visit with Marianna Kennedy, London’s Sorceress of Color).
Above: A resin lamp by Remodelista favorite Marianna Kennedy (for a tour of her London home, go to A Visit with Marianna Kennedy, London’s Sorceress of Color).
An installation by photographer Kristin Perers, who is offering an online tour of her enchanting Georgian vicarage.
Above: An installation by photographer Kristin Perers, who is offering an online tour of her enchanting Georgian vicarage.
A lamp with hand-painted shade from Bloomsbury Revisited, a studio founded by Jane McCall and Jane Howard.
Above: A lamp with hand-painted shade from Bloomsbury Revisited, a studio founded by Jane McCall and Jane Howard.
A paper-cut collage by artist Caroline Popham.
Above: A paper-cut collage by artist Caroline Popham.
A set of linens from Faye Toogood + Once Milano.
Above: A set of linens from Faye Toogood + Once Milano.

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