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

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

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

Beautiful bronze!

  One of a pair of 19th century Northern European deer antler chairs ~~ The Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris holds a wonderful surprise – along with the permanent exhibition (see the deer antler chair above!) … Continue reading

Get to know our services in 2016!

Whether you would like us to curate a tour for you based on your interests during your Paris visit or you have something that you would like us to search for on your behalf Artecase is your trusted source for collectible … Continue reading

Micael Dumas Lucite Design

Micael Dumas was a French designer whose work from the 1970s shows masterful use of lucite. This chess game comes with a metal board and we found another set that comes in the original case. Easy to ship! The “Dumas” … Continue reading

Louis Louis Louis!

Interior of the new combined 59th street gallery. Photo courtesy of R. Louis Bofferding. R. Louis Bofferding and the Chinese Porcelain Company are now together under one roof on 59th Street in New York. Here Bofferding shares his passion and … Continue reading

‘Paulin, Paulin, Paulin’ at Galerie Perrotin

“I am what you could call a para-artist. Someone somewhere between the artistic and the technical spheres. And this only works if it excels in both”. Pierre Paulin. ‘Cathedral Table’, 1981 in lacquered aluminum and glass by Paulin, Edition 2014; … Continue reading

Aurelie Hoegy’s Dancers

  Here we are – this is the place where the mindset for investing in design merges with that of contemporary art. These ‘chairs’ are arresting, provocative and demand our attention; particularly when viewed amongst traditional functional objects. What is their purpose and … Continue reading