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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read our Q & A with Béatrice Saint Laurent of BSL Gallery Paris; and a preview of some of the pieces galleries will be showing at PAD Paris 2016

Enjoy our Q & A with the enigmatic Beatrice Saint Laurent of  Galerie BSL, Paris: What is your philosophy? Wonder is the keyword to me: I want to be surprised, amazed, enchanted – and why not disturbed! This is the … Continue reading

Poetry in Motion – The ‘Sculptures Lumineuses’ of Bastien Carré

‘Celeste’,  2013 ~~~~ We’re very excited this week to show you the enchanting ‘sculptures lumineuses’ of artist, Bastien Carré from Aveyron in South West France. We have seen one installed in an appartment in Paris and it looked both delicate … Continue reading