A one-off chance to buy some outstanding one-off furniture

Chairs, desks and door handles are among the über-luxe offerings at Dutch brand Cravt’s showroom auction

Circlet chair, estimate €6,000-€6,500
Circlet chair, estimate €6,000-€6,500

Think of products made from natural materials by local craftsmen, and images of rustic simplicity are more likely to spring to mind than show-stopping glamour. Enter, stage left, Cravt. Launched in the Netherlands three years ago and formerly known as DK Home, its über-luxe collection of interior objects, furniture and lighting combines artisanal techniques and natural materials with cool, contemporary aesthetics, and will be the subject of a stellar auction on May 16-18.

Pearl oyster door handle, around €80
Pearl oyster door handle, around €80
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The sale will cover the entire contents of Cravt’s Amsterdam showroom (bids can be placed online or in person), as the company turns its focus away from products and towards bespoke interiors. Standout lots include the Circlet chair (estimate €6,000-€6,500) in brown-lipped mother-of-pearl harvested from pearl oysters and paua shells, a door handle (around €80) in black-lipped pearl oyster shell that changes colour in the light from pink to shades of bluey green, and the Mammoth desk made from exquisitely cut pieces of baguio stone, brushed copper and polished brass (€12,600-€12,750). 

Mammoth desk, estimate €12,600-€12,750
Mammoth desk, estimate €12,600-€12,750
Marilyn box, estimate €2,900-€3,000
Marilyn box, estimate €2,900-€3,000

Other highly desirable pieces include the Marilyn box in stingray skin (€2,900-€3,000), a hanging lamp spun from copper-plated iron strands (around €550) and an ornamental side table in rosewood and gold leaf (€7,000-€7,500).

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This is a one-off chance to acquire some outstanding one-off items.

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