Celebrity Decorator Trip Haenisch to Sell From Personal Art Collection
Haenisch, who counts Courteney Cox and Hank Azaria as clients, will auction prized pieces from his own home.
Interior design buffs are readying to take off their gloves and duke it out when Trip Haenisch’s curated collection of personal pieces -- including his Memphis Design Group boxing ring installation -- go up for grabs through online auction place Paddle8 from March 19 through 27. The piece will be on preview March 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Melrose and Huntley, in the space formerly known as the Kreiss Collection Space.
“I love auctions and I love art,” said Haenisch. “A lot of times I buy things at auction with the hopes that I will eventually use it in a project, but it got to the point where I had two garages full of stuff.” As Haenisch -- who counts the likes of Courteney Cox and Hank Azaria amongst his high-profile clients -- readies to add a second floor to his home, he came to the conclusion that, “I just have to sell it as a collection and move on.”
Titled Design Odyssey, the collection boasts 90 lots, including pieces such as a Campana Brothers chair and a Piero Fornasetti daybed used in the past by Haenisch to stage homes. “My philosophy of design is you want your soft furniture to be inviting. I leave space for more collected things -- furniture as art,” he explained.
As to the famed boxing ring, purposed by Haenisch as a bed? “It does better in a bigger room and I really don’t have the room for it,” he said. “If I had a loft in New York, I would absolutely keep it. It’s amazing.”