GOING, GOING, GONE: When the Skoda boutique closed in Berlin last year, it could have meant the end of the fixtures industrial designer Marc Newson created especially for the spot. Instead, Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg will facilitate a different fate at the "21st-20th Century Design" auction on Tuesday. Skoda’s Newson-designed sales desk, interlocking floor panels, dressing room doors and a sculpted aluminum piece James Zemaitis, Phillips’ director of 20th and 21st century design, calls "the chicest clothing rack you’ve ever seen," are expected to sell for between $80,000 and $120,000.

"Rapid turnover and short attention span affects boutiques and restaurants that go in and out of fashion quickly," said Zemaitis. "It’s a perilous situation where an absolute masterpiece can be lost."

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