A lot To Offer
Nestled in the heart of Chelsea is Lots Road Auctions, an Aladdin’s cave of magnificent artefacts both old and new. The Auction House (W/T) provides a unique glimpse into this extraordinary institution and reveals why it’s a magnet for eccentric home-owners, antiques buffs, and obsessive collectors alike.
The series follows dynamic boss Roger and his loyal staff as they strive to meet the sophisticated tastes and financial fortunes of the super-rich. Produced by Dragonfly Film and Television Production, we’ll see the team decipher the sentimental from the significant and tell apart the privileged from the timewasters.
The new 3x60 series will air on Channel 4 this summer and is commissioned by Channel 4 Head of Documentaries Nick Mirsky and executive produced by Dragonfly’s Charlotte Desai.
Upstairs at Lots Road is the antiques section and the prices fetched by brown Victorian furniture are in freefall, whereas the ‘Modern’ downstairs auction is considered to be a little less elegant perhaps and is decidedly more lucrative. The auction house faces a daily struggle to embrace change and exploit new markets whilst trying to turn a profit at the same time.
Throughout the series, viewers will get to meet the obsessive collectors in pursuit of the perfect deal such as the family of self-professed bargain addicts who love the thrill of the hunt. They’ll also get to go behind the closed doors of London’s most lavish homes including a mansion owned by a millionaire in search of decorative items to create the interior of his dreams - creating the ultimate fly on the wall experience.
With socialite shopping sprees, corporate culture clashes, and high-risk hunches, no two days are the same at Lots Road as we delve into the fascinating world of auction. And as we all know, timing is everything as without an eager buyer, yesterday’s treasure could be today’s trash
Channel 4 Head of Documentaries Nick Mirsky says; “Where other than Lots Road Auction House could you go shopping for products made from the likes of polar bear tooth or whale scrotum? This is rare chance to take a glimpse into an extraordinary world, meet an array of kooky collectors and watch as an eclectic mix of items go under the hammer”
Simon Dickson Managing Director of Dragonfly Film and Television Productions says; “At Lots Road, every piece tells a story. As well as experiencing the thrill of the auctions, this series will give viewers privileged access to some of London's most extraordinary homes.”