Preview of Chinese Contemporary Design in Paris

We can’t help but peak ahead a bit even as we’re enjoying these wonderful summer days! There are some great shows and sales coming to Paris this fall and one that looks exciting is the Piasa sale of Contemporary Chinese … 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

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

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

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

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

Some highlights from PAD Paris 2016.

Abstract stain glass panel with patinated metal by Jacques Le Chevalier (1896-1987). Special commission for Societé Bobson, Paris 1965.  It won the prize for Best 20th century piece this year at Pad. Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Paris. Image courtesy of Jacques Lacoste … Continue reading

Furniture restoration – our Q & A with Philippe Bayol of Arz Men, ebenistes and restorers

The ‘After’ image! An American desk in elm, 1990s. Revarnished and tinted with vegetable based tint The ‘before’ image! This week we spoke with Philippe Bayol of Arz Men Ebenistes and Restorers about the most frequent projects he works on … 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