Revelations 2017 at the Grand Palais

  Atys Console, marquetry in white ebony. Luna light in gilded steel with gold leaf.  Nicolas Aubagnac ~~ The 3rd edition of Revelations opened to the public yesterday in Paris…and it is well worth a visit! With 380 exhibitors showing … Continue reading

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

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

Paris Biennale 2016 sneak peek!

Desk (c1957) in wood, parchment and bronze by Marc du Plantier. Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Paris. °°°° The 2016 Paris Biennale opens next week (10-18 September). This year there are 125 participating galleries (showing Fine and Decorative Art along with jewellery), … Continue reading

Contemporary Living with Collectible Design

Fernando Santangelo, interior designer for Bette Midler and for the Chateau Marmont curates the upcoming Contemporary Living Sale at Sotheby’ NY on 28 July. He states: “I thought it would be in a way like working with gouaches or writing … Continue reading

Q & A with Sam Pratt of Fumi Gallery

‘Blaze’ cabinet in brass and tulip wood, 2015 by Alex Hull. Edition of 8 + 2P Gallery Fumi is one of the most exciting of the London galleries specializing in contemporary design. Their booth is always one of our first stops … Continue reading