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 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

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

Le Don du Fel ceramic centre in the hills of Aveyron, France

Le Don du Fel ceramic centre in Aveyron Founded by American ceramic artist Suzy Atkins (who shows her own work at the centre) and her English husband Nigel in the 1970s, Le Don du Fel has developed into an important … Continue reading

Art Deco furniture at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

La Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is the long building on the right hand side of the image °° One of the most beautiful small collections of Art Deco furniture in Paris is in the Musée d’Art … Continue reading