New Auction is a platform for design, culture, and exhibition that honours well-made, tactile, and genuine objects. Uncommon works. Important prototypes. Simple utilitarian pieces. We celebrate the diverse and creative output of historic and contemporary art and design, from the iconic to the anonymous.

Founded by Porch Modern owner Colen Colthurst and East Room founder Derreck Martin, New Auction aims to demystify design and create opportunities for education, engagement, and collection through exhibitions, dinners, talks, and auctions. New Auction operates in the industrial space below Toronto’s East Room at 50 Carroll Street.

Colen Colthurst

Collecting and selling only fine examples of craftsmanship and design for the past 20 plus years, Porch Modern founder Colen Colthurst focuses on Historically Important Modern Design, Art, and ephemera from the mid-twentieth century. With an emphasis on American and Scandinavian Design, iconic pieces designed by Charles Eames, Tapio Wirkkala, Hans Wegner, Pierre Jeanneret, and Paavo Tynell share space in the by-appointment Geary Avenue showroom. Porch Modern also provides private consultation and curation for clients relating to both living spaces and collections.

Derreck Martin

Derreck Martin is the founder and owner of East Room, a renowned co-working and cultural space. Spanning 60,000 square feet in a turn-of-the-century warehouse building, East Room is home to some of the top creatives in the city. Derreck has years of experience in the field of art and design and previously served as president of 507 Antiques.