We all know kayak.com or booking.com, well you can see Barnebys as the Ali Baba’s cave of the auction world. On Barnebys.com, you will find everything you’re looking for and even more: watches, autos, furniture, jewellery and art; with 300,000 lots each week, Barnebys covers all categories.
Founded in Stockholm in 2011 by Christopher Barnekow and Pontus Silfverstolpe, two passionate art buyers, with the goal to « democratize » the access to the auction market and to make it reach a larger audience. Barnebys is the encounter between a market of traditional art and innovations linked to the internet.
The online platform allows you to search by category or by using specific terms and names, so whether you’re looking for something specific or just browsing you will be find the help you need.
Barnebys partners with some of the biggest auction houses in the world, such as Sotheby’s, Christies or Heritage Auctions, and today Barnebys’s services helps 450+ auction houses and effectively manages their lead generation and brand enhancement.
The website is structured in 6 functions:
– a search engine
– a database
– an appraisal service
– e-mail alert for new items
– editorial content in the form of a blog and newsletters
The platform is growing fast and is attracting more than one million visitors every month from 150 different countries. The access to the website is free and it’s available in five different languages.
Some cool stuff that we found surfing on Barnebys; a photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson (above) or some vintage photo from the NASA (below)