Jacques Grange Collectionneur Extraordinaire!

L’ane de Pompadour desk in patinated bronze, brass and leather by Francois-Xavier Lalanne. The model was created in 1973 and this example in 2001. The original model was made for the de Noailles family whose residence, L’Ermitage de Pompadour was … Continue reading

FRIDAY FINDS: Collecting with flair – Yves Saint Laurent and Jacques Doucet

Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s rue de Babylon appartment in Paris. The legendary Eileen Gray Dragon Chair (1917-1919) is in the foreground. Image courtesy of Nicolas Mathéus ….. JACQUES DOUCET (1853-1929) and YVES SAINT LAURENT (1935-2008) The current exhibition … Continue reading

Puces du Design Fall 2015

We were back at Puces du Design for the opening yesterday and it was full of great finds. This is really one of the best places to shop Modernism in Paris. I spy! A pair of original Pierre Jeanneret armchairs … Continue reading

Toulouse – La Ville en Rose

  To receive full coverage of events, market news and special offers, sign up for our weekly newsletter under the banner above! ~~ 16th century fountain in the Place St Etienne, Toulouse. We were in Toulouse this week, one of … Continue reading

AD Collections at Quai d’Orsay, Paris

 Architectural Digest opened the first edition of AD Collections last week coinciding withPAD Paris.   It was an exhibition staged by renowned French designer and museographer Adrien Gardère, to present le travail de créatures de mobilier d’exception!  50 designers each chose three pieces to exhibit … Continue reading

1970s Inspiration – Pierre Cardin

“I like designing out-of-context, without the limitations of angles, corridors, rooms or walls. It’s all the same to me, whether I am doing sleeves for dresses or table legs.”  – Pierre Cardin 1970s furniture expressed playfulness, optimism and excitement about … Continue reading