A New Way to Buy & Sell Antiques with Sotheby’s Viyet
Online shopping has revolutionized the way we buy everything from clothing to everyday basics. Now, we can add fine antiques, rare vintage pieces and designer furniture to the list. Whether you’re looking for a pristine Art Deco accent chair by Jacques Adnet or an 18th-century French farmhouse table, you can start your search at Viyet.com, the online vintage, antique and designer furniture marketplace that was acquired by Sotheby’s in February 2018.
Viyet.com made its debut in April 2013 as an e-commerce platform for New York City design aficionados to buy and consign preowned high-end furniture, antiques, and accessories. As of 2018, Viyet has grown to 13 markets across the country, from Atlanta to Los Angeles. In addition to preowned pieces from designers and private collectors, you can also often find new items from showrooms. As a result, Viyet lists hundreds of arrivals weekly, with the selection refreshed on a daily basis.
This level of access to great design, combined with Viyet’s exceptional e-commerce platform that makes buying and selling items simple for even budding collectors, creates a truly exciting addition to Sotheby’s. “The challenge of a start-up is rising above the noise and catching people’s attention, so to immediately align with a historic, well-known brand like Sotheby’s gives us an added layer of trust and allows us to reach a global network of clients that would have taken many years to build,” said Viyet CEO Elizabeth Brown, in an interview earlier this year on Sothebys.com. “We are also excited to begin serving Sotheby’s clients as we introduce a fixed-price format, to be considered alongside Sotheby’s traditional and online auction model.”
Posted on June 19, 2018 by Erik Weinbrecht, Reside Magazine