Sotheby's Presentation Folders
Sotheby’s was established in 1744 and have become one of the biggest names in the auctioneering world. With decades of experience and an unparalleled knowledge of fine art and rare objects, they pride themselves on empowering collectors and connoisseurs all over the world — from hosting auctions to assisting individuals with financing, advice and more.
The Brief and Process
We have been working with Sotheby’s for decades, producing corporate stationery that is the perfect fit for the fascinating and impressive business. These particular presentation folders are part of their stationery suite used across all the European offices — from London to Belgium, Paris and beyond. This is an ongoing project that we work on throughout the year, creating thousands at a time so the client always has some in stock.
Over the years their branding has evolved, so we have adapted our design and process to grow and change with it, ensuring we stay completely on brand. We assist with their rebranding as and when they need it. While sometimes they come to us with initial templates from another design agency, we also have the capabilities to advise on processes and materials. We may even work with their design and facilities team, coming together to share our recommendations.
Here at Downey, we pride ourselves on our versatility and ability to work seamlessly and easily with our clients — we love to form long-term partnerships and work in tandem. Whether there is a tangible vision already in place or guidance is required, our team of experts adapt our processes to help realise and finalise the perfect print or design.
The final result is simple and classic — a visual representation of what luxury is and should be. The gold foil and embossing on the sleek black card is elegant, understated, timeless and beautiful. It is the perfect home for documents that live within the world of the fine art marketplace - and a finished project ideal for Sotheby’s.