Leonard Joel

Modern Design

Leonard Joel is Australia’s premier auction house for important modern and contemporary furniture and design.

Now consigning for auction. Click here to submit items for online valuation or contact us to book an appointment in Sydney or Melbourne.


Our dedicated Modern Design department offers three distinct selling and buying opportunities; the seasonal Modern Design Auctions, Private Collection Auctions and The Interiors & Jewellery Auction every Thursday.

The department has a proven reputation in this discipline and boasts impressive auction records for iconic designers such as Grant Featherston, Schulim Krimper and Clement Meadmore.

Thinking of selling with Leonard Joel? If you have a single item or collection that you would like valued or are considering selling, please click here for information on types of valuations, how to make an appointment and how to sell at Leonard Joel.

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Head of Modern Design

Anna Grassham

In November 2014 the Modern Design department was re-launched under the management of Anna Grassham.
Since joining Leonard Joel in 2011, Anna was part of the original team behind Leonard Joel’s initial Modern Design concept auctions, her background in movie set design has helped pave the department as one of Australia's best. Her collaboration in highly original projects outside of the auction world has also proved her experience and passion in the field.
Anna took part in The New Joneses project, as part of 'Buy Nothing New Week'. Initially undertaken in 2013 as a model of sustainable living, the project evolved in 2014 to include the construction of a fully sustainable apartment in Melbourne’s Federation Square, furnished with vintage accessories from Leonard Joel’s auctions, selected and styled by Anna.
The New Joneses project was a winner at the 2013 Earth Awards in the Creative Arts Category and the 2014 event was showcased on Channel 7 national television.
Anna has played a key role in developing the Modern Design department. In 2016 selling the biggest collection of Grant Featherston furniture world wide.
Continuing to build the Modern Design department she has networked with overseas vendors, clients and buyers, placing Leonard Joel as a top seller of Modern Design furniture in Australia.

t 03 8825 5637 m 0415 076 480
e anna.grassham@leonardjoel.com.au


Head of Sydney

Hamish Clark

Hamish brings many year's experience with him in the Antiques and auction business. Having worked in a New Zealand auction house in the early 80s, he then moved to London where he worked in retail selling Jewels on Bond Street and in Harrods. Upon deciding to move back to Australia, Hamish worked in the Pearl industry before opening up his own Antiques Shop in Woollahra. For the past three years Hamish has worked at various Australian auction houses in Sydney and joined Leonard Joel in June 2018 as Head of Sydney.

t 02 9362 9045 m 0403 142 106
e hamish.clark@leonardjoel.com.au