Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is pleased to announce the appointment of Luke Palmer as the Modern Design Specialist. Prior to joining Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Mr. Palmer was the showroom manager and design assistant at Gary Rubinstein Antiques and Design in Palm Beach and Miami, Florida.
Actively involved in Modern and 20th century design throughout his career, Mr. Palmer previously worked with notable dealers such as Gasiunasen Gallery and Russeck Gallery. Some of Mr. Palmer’s favorite designers include Gio Ponti, Melchiorre Bega, Finn Juhl, Jules Leleu and Paolo Buffa.
“Joining the Modern Design department at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will be an exciting way to apply my industry knowledge. After many valued years working with Gary Rubinstein, I look forward to strengthening the department across our many locations,” said Mr. Palmer.
Originally from Palm Beach, Mr. Palmer attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He has relocated to Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Chicago headquarters where he will develop three major Modern furniture and decorative arts auctions annually as the Modern Design Specialist.
“We’re very excited to welcome Luke. His breadth of experience will add to our team of specialists,” said Leslie Hindman, founder and CEO.
With regional offices in Denver, Milwaukee, Naples, Palm Beach, Scottsdale and St. Louis, Mr. Palmer will be managing consignments across the country from private collections, institutions and important estates.