Timothy Oulton is delighted to partner with world renowned auction house Christie’s in furnishing both the House of Luxury at its Hong Kong offices and the Christie’s VIP Lounge at the Hong Kong Conference & Exhibition Centre. With many of Timothy Oulton’s designs inspired by antique pieces that Tim has bought at auction, it’s a perfect partnership of heritage, craft, and style.
Christie’s recent Autumn Auctions offered a host of exceptional rarities including art, jewellery, watches, handbags, wines and whiskies. Works sold across the series of five Modern and Contemporary Art auctions achieved HK$1.73 billion (US$224.7 million), the highest sale total for any auction house in Asia this year, cementing Christie's Hong Kong as a global platform for 20th and 21st Century Art.
Christie’s patrons were able to enjoy the Autumn Auctions in the captivating surroundings of Timothy Oulton’s storied collections. Lounge vignettes were created using Art-Deco inspired Mars MK3 chairs in Vintage Bianco leather and fighter-jet inspired Aviator Tomcat chairs in Destroyed Black leather. Glamorous Monaco and Bio Hazard bar cabinets showcased some of the rare liquors on display, together with the Axel round dining table in reclaimed boat timber and Mimi dining chairs, in the perfect collision of ruggedness and refinement.
Tim Oulton has always shared Christie’s passion for curating rare pieces:” I’m still a voracious collector. There’s a guy called Ben Shillingford who started making lighters for Dunhill in 1949 and I’ve bought every one that I can – I have around 200. They’re presented beautifully, all made by one man, by hand, and I’m still spellbound when I look at one of them. I also have around 160 vintage trunks – mainly Louis Vuitton and some Goyard. Some of them are incredibly rare, one of my favourites is a Goyard writing desk trunk that was commissioned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote the Sherlock Holmes novels.”
On selecting the vignettes for the Christie’s VIP Lounge, Tim Oulton said “We’ve used strong, timeless designs which are imbued with heritage but also have a modern twist. For instance, the Bastille chair mixes a traditional English armchair shape with rugged brass-studded leather, it’s elegant but it’s also very rock and roll at the same time. The Aviator Tomcat is one of our most iconic pieces, it’s wrapped in riveted aluminium, inspired by the Supermarine Spitfire, with a seat in ribbed, hand-softened leather. All of these pieces have a story to them, either in the design or in the materials.”
Visit our Hong Kong galleries in Hollywood Road or Horizon Plaza to discover the full Timothy Oulton Collection.