This Public sale Organized by Alex Papachristidis Is Filled with Design Treasures


As father to a 17-year-old Yorkie named Teddy, Alex Papachristidis makes animals as a lot part of his life as inside design. “There’s nothing nicer than pets. They’re good for our blood stress, and their love is so unconditional,” the decorator, who joined the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) board about 5 years in the past, tells AD PRO.

Sometimes, Papachristidis and ARF convert their Sagaponack thrift store right into a small-scale designer showhouse each Memorial Day Weekend. Nonetheless, COVID-19 has compelled the group to conceive of an alternate fundraising plan. The answer: an on-line charity public sale, which, due to the designer’s spectacular circle of mates, shoppers, and collaborators, resulted in a trove of ornamental gadgets as eclectic as his personal signature sensibility. The just-launched digital occasion is about to run for 2 weeks.

“So many individuals have storage warehouses with furnishings, so what I inspired them to do, and what we all the time do at ARF, is to go clear them out and produce them to us,” says Papachristidis, including that many donors have themselves adopted pets from ARF up to now. “I needed there to be a spread of issues and types—one thing for everybody.”

Hosted by Charitybuzz and in partnership with Christie’s, the sale is comprised of 128 tons, with most bids beginning between $200 and $500. Very like he has for Christie’s, Papachristidis styled the tons into vignettes for {the catalogue} imagery. In a single instance being offered as a single lot, the designer paired a bowl from Patrick Mele with placemats and serviette rings provided by Christina Juarez, a pair of hurricanes from Amanda Lindroth, and napkins from On a regular basis Class (an internet boutique Papachristidis based with good friend and former ARF president, Lisa McCarthy). For these trying to host a powerful get together with a one-and-done buy, David Monn’s “dinner desk in a field” ought to do the trick.

Amongst Papachristidis’s consumer donations are a Cole Porter bookcase, a Bagues/Jansen French commode, and Christopher Spitzmiller lamps. For extra designer choices, Markham Roberts gave a lacquered field from Mario Buatta’s assortment; Alexa Hampton contributed a espresso desk from her line; Howard Slatkin donated two pairs of custom-designed hurricanes; Nancy Corzine gifted 30 rattan eating chairs from her Hamptons dwelling (offered throughout three tons); and Ashley Whittaker provided a white faux-bois mirror that Papachristidis says “might go in 1,000,000 locations.” Trend designers additionally bought concerned: Tory Burch contributed a pink Dodie Thayer Lettuce Ware tea service, whereas Dennis Basso supplied a sterling silver footed centerpiece.

ARF’s present president, Katharine Rayner, gave a pair of brand-new Peter Marino cover beds in addition to work by Catherine Warren. Different artwork highlights embrace a pair of corkillage obelisks that Marian McEvoy made for this public sale, in addition to a gold sunburst mirror by one in all Papachristidis’s favourite artists, Eve Kaplan, whom he calls “the Lalanne of the long run.” Her seller, Gerald Bland, contributed a Nineteenth-century carved-wood canine sculpture. For these not fairly able to introduce a four-legged good friend into their dwelling, buying one in ornamental type for a trigger may be the following smartest thing.

Mark D. Sikes provided up his Hampton Chair.

Picture: Courtesy of Alex Papachristidis

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