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

Beautiful silver and glass

How to design wine glasses and a carafe using silver or metal while knowing that wine oxidizes fast when in contact with these elements? The solution….by keeping them apart!  The ‘Sommelier collection’ designed by London-based designer Michael Anasstassiades and Enrico Bernardo (sommelier … Continue reading

Henry Dakak Jr. – HHD

Guided by his intuition and imagination young Lebanese designer Henry Dakak spontaneously employs his knowledge of historical techniques to create contemporary furniture and lighting. His laboratory in Beirut is in the old factory of his grandfather’s furniture company. He is … Continue reading

Rue de Lille, Paris!

 Pair of fauteuils by Archizoom for Poltronova c1969, Galerie Arcanes, 11 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris                                Image courtesy of Galerie Arcanes On the Right bank … Continue reading

#ParisDesignWeek – Fontana Arte Lighting at Deyrolle

We stopped by out of curiosity to see this installation of Fontana Arte lighting at Deyrolle this week. In this setting of intense visual stimulation, the purity and minimalist nature of the lighting forms on view complimented and highlighted the animals in a … Continue reading

Friday Finds! American Lighting Design in Paris!

7 Frame Cluster light by Iacoli & McAllister Photo: Iacoli & McAllister Here is a sneak peak at some of the lighting design from Brooklyn, NY that will be presented in a special exhibition by Triode Gallery and American Design Friends during Paris … Continue reading

Toulouse – La Ville en Rose

  To receive full coverage of events, market news and special offers, sign up for our weekly newsletter under the banner above! ~~ 16th century fountain in the Place St Etienne, Toulouse. We were in Toulouse this week, one of … Continue reading

Ethereal Glass in Paris

“Spirit fruit” in cobalt and opal blue handblown filigree glass (2015) by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert. If you are strolling down rue de Lille in Paris anytime soon, don’t miss the exhibition of spectacular contemporary glasswork by Jeremy Maxwell Winterbert at Galerie … Continue reading