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

Interview with NY art advisor Natasha Schlesinger

“The journey of art collecting itself gives the kind of satisfaction and pleasure in life that is hard to find elsewhere.” – Natasha Schlesinger Founder of ArtmuseNY. As an educator and advisor of art in NYC, Natasha Schlesinger shares her enthusiasm … Continue reading

Beatrice Serre – Celestial Crystal Mosaics

Detail of a table top of primarily pyrite and travertine. Beatrice Serre is a Parisian artist who graduated from the National School of Applied Arts and Craft with a concentration in Architectural Decoration (fresco, lacquer, mosaic).  She has been developing her … Continue reading