LOT is the brainchild of entrepreneur Kate Groes and international interior designer Lynne Hunt.
When Kate was unable to find a place for many of her best-loved and most valuable designer furnishings in her new home, she faced the time-consuming process of selling them through an auction house.
It was then that she came up with the idea of an alternative: an online edited marketplace where high-quality modern designer furniture could be sold and bought from a trusted source, without the fuss or unpredictability of the auction house.
Kate teamed up with one of the UK’s leading interior designers, Lynne Hunt, to bolster LOT’s curatorial credentials. Lynne has designed luxury hotels and residences from Europe to the Far East. Together, Kate and Lynne have developed the LOT concept, and now combine their collective knowledge to review all submissions for their quality, condition and authenticity before they are listed.
What makes LOT different to other resellers and marketplaces is that the selection of products available is carefully curated by experts in contemporary design. Each piece is assessed for its quality, authenticity and value, so you know it’s the real deal. Every month, we’ll create a fresh edit of the home page to showcase the pieces that are making our designer hearts race at that moment in time. LOT is run by people who love design and love simplicity. It’s about buying and selling, nothing else. No hype, no hassle. Just beautiful, well-made furniture waiting for a new home.
What is LOT not?
LOT is not an auction site. You won’t find retailers or dealers pushing their wares, or people trying to sell you something that looks like a design classic but isn’t. There are no airbrushed or photoshopped images; in fact, nothing but the beautiful, unvarnished truth about the designs on display.