Paris Art Week, Fall 2017 (with several Design treasures!)

At FIAC in the design section: The genius of Pierre Paulin’s ‘Elysée’ sofa and armchairs 1972, Jousse Entreprise; low table, 1972, Mobilier Nationale Paris has been buzzing this week with events and Fairs all over town to mark Art Week. … 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

‘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

Artecase Update

Rare M2 and M3 ceiling lights by Joseph André Motte at Galerie Pascal Cuisinier for Art-Saint-Germain des Pres. Motte was one of the first French designers to use perspex in this specific interlocking design. Each light is made up of four … Continue reading

Friday Finds!

 Fauteuil ’44’  (1957) by Dangles & Defrance at Galerie Pascal Cuisinier, who is showing for the first time at Design Miami/ this year. (click on the photo to link to previous post on Mid-20th century interiors)  Galerie Pascal Cuisinier, booth at Design … Continue reading

Friday Finds!

Treasure hunting in Paris on a beautiful fall day. … This is one of a pair of ‘Pipe Line Series 2’ chairs (1983) in lucite and chrome by Jeff Messerschmidt. With a small production of just 75 chairs, they were an exciting … Continue reading

The World of Azzedine Alaia

The strong, clean undulating lines of Pierre Paulin’s red and purple sofas create a bright counterpoint to the dramatically dark and immaculately presented pret-a-porter pieces in Azzedine Alaïa’s new Paris shop, while simultaneously complimenting the sculptural nature of Alaïa’s work … Continue reading

French Design from the 60s and 70s

Daniella Ohad is a NY-based design historian who we met briefly at Design Miami last December. She graciously included us on a tour she was giving to some of her students that highlighted her favorite design pieces at the fair. She teaches a course each … Continue reading