March 22, 2016 09:00 ET

Viyet Names Jason Stein as West Coast Chief Curator

Auction-House Heavyweight to Oversee Viyet's Vintage and Antiques Division

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 22, 2016) - Viyet, the leading online marketplace for designer consignment furnishings, today announced the appointment of Jason Stein as its Chief Curator on the West Coast. A 25-year auction-house veteran, with tenure at Butterfield & Butterfield, Christie's, Bonhams and Paddle8, Jason will oversee Viyet's strategic alliances with dealers and auction houses, to expand the company's vintage and antique categories.

A generalist appraiser in furniture and decorative arts and a specialist in 20th-century design, Mr. Stein joins Viyet from Paddle8 where he launched the company's online Design auction division. Prior to Paddle8, Jason oversaw Christie's popular "Innovators of 20th Century Style" auctions. An authority on designer Tony Duquette, Jason spearheaded the groundbreaking Duquette Collections auction at Christie's, as well as Duquette auctions for Bonhams and Paddle8.

"I am thrilled to join the Viyet team and build on the company's prominence within the furnishings and design world," said Jason Stein. "Viyet's white-glove consignment service, which includes in-person assessments, photography, pick-up, storage and delivery has rapidly made them a trusted brand for design enthusiasts across the country."

"As a well-respected voice within the auction world and a preeminent authority on important furnishings of the 20th-century, Jason is an invaluable addition to the Viyet team," said Elizabeth Brown, Viyet CEO. "Jason's strong relationships with auction houses, dealers, collectors and designers are a huge asset, as we continue to build the premier secondary marketplace for high-end home furnishings."

Viyet is the leading online marketplace for designer consignment furnishings from top design professionals, individuals and showrooms. Launched in April 2013, Viyet provides a full-service, white-glove solution for buying and selling pre-owned designer furnishings. Viyet consigns inventory from key design hubs including New York, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco and sells nationally. Viyet merchandise includes: Bunny Williams Home, Christian Liaigre, David Sutherland, Donghia, Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, Holland & Sherry, Holly Hunt, Jan Showers, JANUS et Cie, Michael Taylor Collections, Ralph Lauren, and Stark. For more information, please visit

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