Friday Finds!

Chairs and tables! Tables and Chairs!
Starting on Monday there are several smaller sales in Paris with fantastic opportunities to to find collectible items. See something you like? Contact us!

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This lounge chair was designed by French architect/designer Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) in about 1953. It’s recovered in a fabulous cow hide. His work is recognized by top NY galleries and in important collections.  Imagine it on an Aspen ranch or in a Tribeca loft!

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Finnish designer Alvar Aalto’s (1898-1976) iconic laminated bentwood Paimio Chair is a revolution in organic form and sculptural expression of function. His work influenced Charles and Raye Eames. This is a great piece to for a beginner collector! It’s in the collection of MoMA – need we say more!

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Danish architect and designer Philip Arctander‘s  (1916-1994) “Clam” Fauteuil ( 1944)  in birchwood and upholstered in sheep wool with leather tufted buttons is a design we have seen several times this year. It was shown at PAD Paris in March and sold at Artcurial in May for just under 8,000 Euros. This one has an estimate of 10-15,000 Euros. Will be interesting to see how it sells!

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French designer Pierre Paulin (1927 – 2009) is another very important designer  whose streamlined and sculptural designs pushed the boundaries in the 1960s and 70s. He was interested in the Modernist movement and the work of the famous Eames. His work is in the permeant collections of MoMA in New York, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. His most famous commission was perhaps the dining tables and chairs for the Palais de L’Elysee in Paris in the early 1970s. His work clearly has a very established place in the evolution of Modern design. 

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Fontana Arte produced this gorgeous table in around 1965. Just on the heals of  the ten year period when famous master glass worker Max Ingrand (whose work we highlight from time to time in Friday Finds! and who was a recipient of the French Legion of Honour.) was the Creative Director. 
The more we look at this one the more we consider buying it for ourselves!
Fontana Arte was founded by Gio Ponti (together with Pietro Chiesa) in 1932. 

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Exciting Italian architect and designer Angelo Mangiarotti (1921-2012) created sculptural design from noble materials such as marble. His work is well documented. This pair of guéridons are from his series called “Eros”. 

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