You already come to Viyet for the very best in new, pre-owned, and showroom furniture, accessories, antiques, and art. (Maybe you’re even such a fan that you already know to check Viyet every day for our New Arrivals!) We’ve grown quite a bit since our debut in April 2013, when we only concentrated on the very best curated pieces from the New York City area. Today, our Curators and consignors can be found in 13 markets — from Atlanta to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. With so much to offer, you’re probably wondering how the Viyet experience can even get any better. Well, it can. That’s because on February 13, Viyet will officially become a part of the famed auction house Sotheby’s. That means that we’ll still be offering the curated selection of new and pre-owned furniture, accessories, antiques, and art you know and love — along with even more. We know you’ll have a few questions about upcoming changes, so here’s a rundown of what to expect in the coming weeks:
Why did Sotheby’s buy Viyet?
Like any great partnership, it’s all about the way Sotheby’s and Viyet complement each other. Our exceptional e-commerce platform will help continue to grow the Sotheby’s name as the most trusted in the decorative arts and furniture space to the current and new generation of collectors. In addition, we can offer our community of design aficionados the very, very best selection from Sotheby’s decorative arts and furniture categories, in addition to the consigned inventory we always offer. Together, we’re focused on delivering you — the most important part of our business — the best furniture, accessories, art, lighting, antiques, and vintage pieces you can possibly find online.
Will the way I buy, sell, or even browse at Viyet change in any way?
Not at all. You’ll still be able to consign and purchase items on Viyet.com the same way you’ve been. You’ll also still be able to make an offer for those special pieces that you’ve had your eye on. You’ll also browse and search Viyet by item, designer name, category, color, style, height/depth/width, location, and the room you’re looking to re-design. If you need any assistance, our client services team is always available — along with our Live Help chat.
Are you changing your name?
We’re keeping our name the same, so you’ll still visit us at Viyet.com.
Will there be any immediate changes to the operations of the Viyet brand and business?
While our new association with Sotheby’s is a game-changer for us, we are excited to be able to continue to deliver the brand and business operations (including our tailored approach to customer service) you already know and love.
Will customers have access to Sotheby’s products ?
Yes! This is the best news of all: You’ll have access to a unique selection of offerings from the Sotheby’s platform. Specifically, Viyet will be the place to find incredible pieces from Sotheby’s decorative arts and furniture categories offered for around $5,000 (and below). In the future, we may offer even more items from other categories, but for now, we’ll be concentrating on those particular ones. So you might want to make some room for all of the exquisite new arrivals coming your way starting late February — perhaps now’s the time to become a consignor at Viyet!
All in all, we couldn’t have achieved such a landmark without you. Your passion for design has guided us over the years, motivating us to develop Viyet into the unique destination it is today. We can’t thank you enough — and can’t wait to see what this new chapter brings.