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

‘Ceramiques d’Artistes’ in Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Vase Arp3 by Jean Arp and Atelier Manufacture de Sèvres, 1956. Collection Cité de la Ceramique, Sèvres  Curated by Bernard Bachelier, the exhibition shows us the ceramic works of several renowned artists and their personal approaches to the medium. Clay, a … 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 decorative artist, Emmanuel Bossuet

  Emmanuel Bossuet in his stunning appartment in Paris. Image courtesy of The Socialite Family We were thrilled to have the opportunity to talk with the charming and erudite decorative artist, Emmanuel Bossuet, artistic director of Maison Charles, recently in Paris. … Continue reading

First Retrospective at the Centre Pompidou of the work of Pierre Paulin

  Pierre Paulin Retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Image courtesy of Wallpaper magazine Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) was a true innovator in the world of design. Always interested in the dialogue between comfort and the body, he created a new … 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

Homage to Vladimir Kagan (1927 – 2016)

28 year old Kagan in his Two Position rocker and ottoman, 1955. Image by Herman van Ness, courtesy of Vladimir Kagan Design Group  Ondine chair in walnut, designed 1958. Image courtesy of Vladimir Kagan Design Group. “I am evolutionary, not … Continue reading

France’s unique and thrilling Hôtel Drouot

Drouot has always held an allure for collectors, amateurs and tourists alike and we also know it can also feel rather daunting. This week we explain what exactly ‘Hôtel’ Drouot is and how this operation works. Next time you’ll be ready! … Continue reading