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Sentou Collection, 75 Years of Design and Discoveries

Published on , by Caroline Legrand
Auction on 18 February 2022 - 14:00 (CET) - Salle 5-6 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009

On the occasion of the auction of the Sentou Collection, we have the opportunity to rediscover the emblematic objects that have shaped the image of this French design house... whose adventure is just beginning.

Roger Tallon (1929-2011) designer for the “Crypto Café” by Sentou éditeur, Cryptogamme,... Sentou Collection, 75 Years of Design and Discoveries

Roger Tallon (1929-2011) designer for the “Crypto Café” by Sentou éditeur, Cryptogamme, model initially designed in 1969, series created for the exhibition in the furniture company's showroom for the 50th anniversary of the creation of the model, set in lacquered polyester resin and methacrylate, comprising two high tables (h. 73 cm/28.7 in), a coffee table (h. 43 cm/17 in), a side table (h. 42 cm/16.5 in), a stool (h. 52 cm/ 20.5 in), a tall lamp (h. 92 cm/ 36.2 in) and a low lamp (h. 62 cm/ 24.4 in).
Estimate: €1,000/1,500

The 164 lots in this sale have been carefully selected. Here we find the very essence of Sentou, the furniture and objects emblematic of this French design house, which is proudly celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary. When Pierre Romanet took over the management of the company in 1990, upon the retirement of Robert Sentou (1922-2008), he discovered in the original workshop of the company, in the town of Lalinde, in the Périgord, "the historical basis of this collection": the prototypes of the designers who participated in the emergence of the brand in the 1950s and 1960s. Among the most famous is Charlotte Perriand, with notably a suite of three Chamrousse armchairs in ash and straw-based on the famous Fauteuil n° 21 , estimated at €5,000/8,000, and Roger Tallon. There are several TS chairs by Tallon in laminated veneer and white melamine that will be within your reach (€200/300 each). Each one of these chairs was kept by Sentou as "benchmarks" to serve as models for potential new editions. Therefore, here we will not find pieces currently sold on the Sentou website, nor furniture produced in large series, but designs from the catalog, first editions and limited editions. Radi Designers - Claudio Colucci, Florence Doleac, Laurent Massaloux, Olivier Sidet and Robert Stadler - & Sentou éditeur, Tavolino , pedestal table and its carafe, model designed around 1995, epoxy metal, glass, h. 100 cm/ 40 in, diam. 65.5 cm/25.8 in. Estimate: €400/600 (each) Limited Editions and Exhibition Pieces For thirty years, Pierre Romanet worked to enrich this collection with exhibitions organized by the gallery—nearly forty in twenty-five years dedicated to designers or highlighting particular themes, such as time periods or voyages; in…
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Friday 18 February 2022 - 14:00 (CET) - Live
Salle 5-6 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009 Paris