Carina Villinger is a Consultant to The Hammond Group.
Carina has over 20 years of professional experience in the market of 20th Century Decorative Art & Design. She spent over 13 years at Christie’s and was most recently Senior Vice President and Head of the 20th Century Design Department based in New York.
Carina has played a key role in developing this category of the art market, handling the sale of many important collections, among them `Barry Friedman: The Eclectic Eye’, `DeLorenzo: 30 Years’ and `The Steven Greenberg Collection’. During her tenure at Christie’s, she was instrumentally involved in the sales of many record breaking multi-category collections, such as `The Collection of Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé’ as well as `The Collection of Alan Stone’.
She has also handled the sale of many record setting objects, such as a set of ten `mouton de pierre’ sheep sculptures by François-Xavier Lalanne for $7.5 million, a Carlo Mollino dining table for the Casa Orengo at $3.8 million and in 2012, an Isamu Noguchi stone table from the Samuel C. Dretzin house, which sold for the then world record price of $2.9 million.
In addition to the many important sales that were achieved, Carina ran the 20th Century Design department in the Americas on a day to day basis, which included managing the team and overseeing all of its functions from conducting appraisals, advising clients to collaborating with her colleagues in London and Paris. Prior to joining Christie’s, Carina worked as a specialist in the 20th Century Decorative Art & Design departments first at Sotheby’s, London and then at Phillips, New York.
Carina holds a degree from the Royal Society of Art, London as well as a degree in economics from the University of Bonn, Germany. She is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America.
Carina is based in the Detroit metro area and can be reached directly at 917-318-8881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.