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

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

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

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

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

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