AD Collections: ‘1937/2017, the decorative arts from yesterday to today’

‘Waves’ light in Inox steel by Maurizio Galante & Tal Lancman for Opinion Ciatti. This third edition of AD Collections is presented in the magnificent 1930s Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, a building originally created for the … Continue reading

Highlights of PAD Paris 2017

Following a break from the blog we’re back and will be posting periodic art and design updates to keep you connected and engaged! We hope you enjoy these highlights from PAD Paris 2017 ~~ The jury prizes for this year’s … Continue reading

L’esprit du Bauhaus

The Bauhaus masters on the roof of the Bauhaus building in Dessau. From the left: Josef Albers, Hinnerk Scheper, Georg Muche, László Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Joost Schmidt, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Gunta Stölzl and … Continue reading

Art Contemplating Design

  Photo still from Christie’s video In a recent video produced by Christie’s, (click on photo above to watch this 3 minute video) the globally appreciated Chinese contemporary artist Wang Jianwei contemplates and questions the meaning and role of art. His project above, entitled Distance, … Continue reading

Art Elysées, Art & Design 2016 (October 20th-24th)

A coffee table/ bar by Aldo Tura,  c1970. Image courtesy of Portuondo Gallery This year is the 10th edition of ‘Art Elysées, Art & Design’. It takes place on the Champs Elysées between Place Clemenceau and Place de la Concorde … Continue reading

Themes and Thoughts about Collecting Design

What are some of the characteristics that make a great collector? Access – cultural and monetary, sustained interest, superior ‘taste’, patronage, and desire for self expression through objects are few that come to mind. As design has been formalized into … Continue reading

The work of René-Jean Caillette, a pioneer in modern French design

Set of 10 chairs, model ’62’. Edition Charron, 1962. Chromed metal, foam and fabric. Photo courtesy of Galerie Pascal Cuisinier. “I consider design to be wanted, determined, thoughtful and assertive”, René-Jean Caillette (1919-2005) René-Jean Caillette, the son of an ebeniste … Continue reading

Exciting finds at Artcurial’s 20th Century Interiors sale

  Artcurial has a very exciting and accessible two part sale coming up on the 4th of October.  You have lots of time to browse and make careful choices!  There are over 500 lots just in the day sale! We’ve … Continue reading

‘Art & Design sans Frontières’ at Tajan, Paris

‘Art & Design without Boundaries’ at Tajan, Paris French auction house, Tajan is currently hosting the exhibition ‘Art & Design without boundaries’ as part of their program ‘The Artist and his Supporters’ which launched in 2004. The program, created by … Continue reading

Diego Giacometti Collection at Artcurial

      Pair of tabourets … a la souris, circa 1960. A 20 Year Friendship with Diego Giacometti: Brollo Collection 14 September 2016 at Artcurial Paris This collection is the reflection of a friendship – a shared passion for … Continue reading