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PAD London: A Good Harvest
Three Questions for Aurélie Julien
The Modernist Adventure in Brazil
On the occasion of the exhibition devoted to Brazilian modernists at the Chastel-Maréchal gallery, we look back at this generation of artists who mingled…
Knoll: Editing the Avant-garde
Synonymous with the International Style, Knoll continues to collaborate with cutting-edge names in design and architecture.
Emmanuel de Bayser’s Design
Descending from a long line of experts and dealers in Old Master drawings, Emmanuel de Bayser tracks down famous names in French post-war design.
Ole Høstbo in the Vanguard
The founder of the Dansk Møbelkunst gallery certainly helped the emergence of the Scandinavian design market. Specialising in 20th century furniture…
PAD Paris: Right in the 21st Century
PAD Heads to Monaco
More than just a new fair, the label’s spirit comes to the Côte d’Azur in hopes of establishing a “cruise” version of design there.
Hauteville House Reopened with Great Fanfare
After over a year of work, Hauteville House, Victor Hugo’s residence on Guernsey, reopened on April 7th. A philanthropist’s outstanding generosity…
The Benkemoun Villa: An Architectural Rebirth
This iconic 1970s house, recently restored by the journalist couple Brigitte Benkemoun and Thierry Demaizière, will be reborn this summer during the…
PAD London: Brexit Ain't Scary!
Neither regulars nor newcomers have any fears over its success: the quality and exclusiveness of their designer pieces ensure a powerful identity for…
Appealing Post-war Design
In a catalogue seesawing between the 16 th century and the 1980s, the Fifties shone with this lamp by Jean Royère.
The World Will Be Darker Following the Death of Ingo Maurer
German lighting designer Ingo Maurer has died at the age of 87.
Cologne Fine Art: A Successful New-look Edition
Under the leadership of Daniel Hug, the COFAD had a decidedly more colourful feel in this late autumn period. After fifty years, Cologne Fine Art may…
Rich Flemish Flowers and the Magic of the 1950s
Poetic diversity combined a Bouquet by Osias Beert with advanced design by Line Vautrin and Roger Capron.
Pearl Lam Does Away with the Boundaries Between Contemporary Art and Design
Between Hong Kong and Shanghai, Chinese gallery owner Pearl Lam campaigns for intercultural dialogue and the recognition of Chinese contemporary art…
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Stories in a Bottle
Perfume bottles recount a wealth of many-hued stories. Here are a few of them.
Pierre Legrain: A Dada Designer?
Africanist-Cubist, Modern or Art Deco? Laurence Salmon's monograph, published by Norma, provides a chance to examine this free-spirited creator with…
Agnès Kentish, Timeless Design
Agnès Kentish launched Élizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti at her gallery En attendant les barbares. Today she features designers’ creations inspired…
Hervé Van der Straeten and Alexandre Biaggi: A Pair of Aesthetes
Hervé Van der Straeten designed a collection for antique dealer Alexandre Biaggi – a match made in heaven for two people with a love of decorative…
Venini and Roger Capron: 1950s Design
In Marseille, the spotlight was on 20th-century decorative arts and their sometimes unusual forms, in a summer sale with dazzling French and Italian…
Eugène Printz: Still Unique
Hitherto unknown to specialists, a group of around 30 special commissions by Eugène Printz will soon be presented in Arles at an exceptional sale.…
Indulge Yourself at the Exhibition "Drouot Déco"
After months of confinement, reimagine your surroundings with a visit to "Drouot Déco", a selection of the most extraordinary – and affordable – art…
François-Xavier Lalanne, Under the Sign of the Fish
A creation from François-Xavier Lalanne’s witty bestiary dominated this auction’s 20 th -century tone.
PAD: Banking on Digital
Hard hit by the first lockdown, postponed in May and then moved to the FIAC dates from October 19 to 25, the art and design fair is forced to go digital…
A Pierre Jeanneret Conference Table from Chandigarh
Pierre Jeanneret took the lead in this "20th-century special" with this conference table.
Djo-Bourgeois, A Shooting Star
Though his name crops up regularly in auction sales (often preceded by the words “attributed to”), the French architect and interior designer Georges…
An Ode to Joy with Chagall, Lalanne & Perriand
Featuring top names, the "Arts+Design" sale was held "extra muros" in Vendôme, acclaiming iconic works in 20 th -century painting, sculpture and design.…
The Giacometti Brothers in the Spotlight
Family ties and friendship came together to send the prices of two creations the Giacometti brothers gave Brassaï sky high.
Paris Museums May Be Closed, but the Hôtel Drouot Remains Open to Art Lovers!
The final collegial exhibition of 2020 offers an impressive range of artworks from all historical periods and from across the world, offering the visitor…
Jean Royère: Line, Form, Color
The temptation was too strong to resist: what do you when you have around 60 pieces by Jean Royère (1902-1981), including some major ones? Hold an…
The Animals of Marini and Lalanne
Two sculptures, one by Marino Marini of a man on a horse, the other a bird by François-Xavier Lalanne, were the highlights of this decorative arts…
Eugène Lami: The First Modern Interior Designer
Magnificently restored, the Duc d'Aumale's apartment in Chantilly, decorated by Eugène Lami, reminds us that the eclecticism of the Second Empire was…
A Designer's Interior by Jean-Michel Frank
Jean-Michel Frank, Adolphe Chanaux and Clément-Serveau were commissioned to create an elegant layout. The hallmark of a style.
2021 Opens with "Drouot Déco"
The year’s first installment of "Drouot Déco", a regular exhibition co-organized by auction house experts, is on view in Room 2 through January 25th.…
A Rare Landmark in Josef Hoffmann's Career
It is highly likely that this rare cabinet by Josef Hoffmann was presented at the Spring Exhibition of Austrian Decorative Arts of 1912. If so, it…
The Early Career of Designer Martin Szekely
Rémi Gerbeau and Jean-Philippe Mercier staged a real exhibition for enthusiasts, in Paris, where nothing involved purely commercial considerations.…
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Émily Marant Prizes the Sensuality of Sculpture
At less than 30 years old, the niece of famous French stylist Isabel Marant founded Studio Marant, described as an “ecosystem for art, fashion and…
An Armchair Fit for a Prince
Did joiner Georges Jacob make this flat-backed chair for the Count of Artois? Its result, princely for an armchair, tends to support the hypothesis.…
FIAC Goes Online
The Paris contemporary art fair has released the list of participants in its first Online Viewing Rooms from March 2 to 7 (the first two days are reserved…
Gallé's Mantis and Chale's Table
Highly original furniture, both antique and modern, performed brilliantly at this sale in Auxerre, as did naturalist glassware by the magician of Nancy.…
Perriand's Minimalism at its Height
The radically simple work of the outstanding architect and designer continues to produce impressive scores, as witness three iconic pieces in this…
The Need for an Art of Living
Gathered and restored over ten long years, the collection currently on show – both online and in-person – at the Galerie Meubles et Lumières in Paris,…
François Laffanour: A Successful Gamble on Historical Design
This former flea market dealer is a fervent champion of 20th-century architects' furniture. Forty years after he discovered Jean Prouvé's pieces, his…
The Sublime Dystopian Visions of Superstudio
Their sublime, dystopian visions of the future were extreme and unbuildable, but they influenced a whole generation of architects. Fifty-five years…
Triumphal Bids for Jean Prouvé’s Furniture
The French architect-designer’s prices are still riding high, as the outstanding sale of furniture he made for his daughter has just proven.
The FIAC Online Viewing Rooms
The FIAC is the last fair to launch its digital version, with a very convincing preview. Stay tuned...
The Highly Exclusive St. Moritz
Lying in the Upper Engadine at an altitude of 1,856 m, the village of St. Moritz becomes a holiday home for many collectors each winter.
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Pierre Raguideau: Scandinavian Design as a Project for the Future
In September 2020, Pierre Raguideau, a newcomer to the highly prized Scandinavian furniture sector, opened his gallery in the heart of Paris’ Marais…
Ernst Haeckel, the Zoologist Who Inspired 20th-Century Art
The 19th-century German scientist, who coined the word "ecology," is one of the heroes of Laura Bossi's exhibition "Origins of the World" at the Musée…
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MasterChef's Amandine Chaignot Is Inspired by Danish Design
The former "MasterChef" juror, seen in the kitchen of the Palais de Tokyo during their Creation Dinners, has for two years managed her own restaurant,…
Perriand and Avant-Garde Design
Leading names in design from the second half of the 20 th century visited Marseille, headed by one of its iconic post-war figures, Charlotte Perriand.…
Villa E 1027: Eileen Gray's Masterpiece Rises from the Ashes
The architectural masterpiece designed by Eileen Gray in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the French Riviera has now reopened to the public, after a long period…
Lighting Design by Philippe Starck and Zaha Hadid
With two signature models, they reinvented the art of lighting at the dawn of the 21 st century.
Line Vautrin’s Funhouse of Mirrors
One of these beautiful creations features a rooster's crest, while the other has a rendezvous with the moon.
Aldo Rossi's Light-Filled Architecture on Show at the MAXXI in Rome
The Milan-born Aldo Rossi (1931-1997) was one of the most important architects in the second half of the 20 th century, who proved that there was a…
Design: The Elegance of Mathieu Matégot
On Thursday, July 8, Laval Enchères auction house put forward this pair of 1960s black lacquered iron and brass sofa ends with glass tops in a sale…
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Design: The Return of Rattan
Rattan is everywhere, from the pages of fashion magazines to major retailers. How about trying the vintage version?
Hans Rasmus Astrup, Founder of the Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo, Has Died
Harnessing the Magical Powers of Leonora Carrington
The Flandrin Brothers: An Exhilarating Exhibition at Lyon's Musée des Beaux-Arts
Artsy and the Myth of Sisyphus
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23 July 2021 - 23:04
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50% Funding Cuts for Arts and Design Courses Approved by UK Government
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Instagram’s New “Sensitive Content” Controls Cause Concern Amongst Artists
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