Jacques Grange Collectionneur Extraordinaire!

L’ane de Pompadour desk in patinated bronze, brass and leather by Francois-Xavier Lalanne. The model was created in 1973 and this example in 2001. The original model was made for the de Noailles family whose residence, L’Ermitage de Pompadour was … Continue reading

Curated Spaces

Expanding on the traditional ‘decorator interiors’ Christie’s and Sotheby’s hosted influential bloggers and top designers in there exhibition spaces this fall, asking them to compose interiors using objects in their design sales mixed with Modern and Contemporary artwork. The results are truly inspiring! It … Continue reading

Recent Design Articles for the Evolving Collector

Interesting and inspiring article about how and why to commission works from artists and craftpeople via Christie’s. (Click image to link to the article.)   Sotheby’s announced results that beat out Christie’s in the end of 2014 for the first time … 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

Italian Lighting and Blue Fractal Resin!

We were up at Les Puces for the first time in quite a while this week. Each year it becomes more “established” and this year is no different – from new numbered awnings for easier identification of the stands to … Continue reading

Richard Artschwager’s “Chair/Chair

Richard Artschwager’s “Chair/Chair sold very well yesterday at Sotheby’s 20th Century Design Including Works by Tiffany Studios from the Geyer Family Collection Sale in New York. Estimate: 10,000 – 15,000 USD LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium)) The designer, … Continue reading