Next weekend marks the beginning of the high season of the design auctions in New York City. The four New-York-based auction houses, Christie's, Sotheby's, Phillips, and Bonhams will put on display what is going to be the most substantial and ambitious design sales of the year. I will share here my insights of those sales as I visit the previews. Sotheby's will have two major single-owner collections along with its regular important design sale. In the small, yet selective section devoted to contemporary design, I noticed a spectacular wall piece from the SOMA series by Israeli-based artist Ayala Serfaty, whose work I have featured here in the past; my visit to her Tel Aviv studio is featured in the video below. Serfaty's illuminated sculptures, which she skillfully crafts in various shapes, colors, and sizes, have long found their place in museum collections worldwide, as curators have recognized her unique method, where she utilizes glass rods manipulated into a fragile and complex skeleton, which is then covered with a thin skin of white polymere, innovative.