Paris Art Week, Fall 2017 (with several Design treasures!)

At FIAC in the design section: The genius of Pierre Paulin’s ‘Elysée’ sofa and armchairs 1972, Jousse Entreprise; low table, 1972, Mobilier Nationale Paris has been buzzing this week with events and Fairs all over town to mark Art Week. … Continue reading

La Biennale Paris 2017

Grand Palais, Paris La Biennale Paris, founded in 1959 by André Malraux, has this year been revamped after a problematic 2016 edition when attendance was down dramatically. It is now a yearly event,  has a new President (Christopher Forbes), a new … Continue reading

AD Intérieurs, Fall 2017, Paris. ‘L’Art de la Matière’

The beautiful entrance hall with lights by Mathieu Lustrerie The Paris art and design scene is hotting up again after the long summer break. The 8th edition of AD Intérieurs opened this week at the magnificent Monnaie de Paris. Ten designers … 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

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

‘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

Joris Laarman Lab

  “The red line that runs through all of my work [is that] everything I do has to have a functional reason for why it looks the way it does,” says Joris Laarmen. Combining functionalism, which is often associated with … Continue reading