Friday Finds! TEFAF 2015

First Published 7 March 2015

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Pierre Paulin, One of a Pair of Armchairs, 1984, Lacquered wood, foam, original fabric  
Image courtesy of Gallery Demisch Denant

When we read that Demish Denant will be presenting work at TEFAF Design this year we were very excited to see what here-to-fore unseen treasures they will present!  What we love almost as much as the work they represent is the research, scholarship and contextualization they bring to the field of collectible design. We encourage you to visit their site http://www.demischdanant.com – or better yet visit them at TEFAF the 13-22 of this month in Maastricht.

They are a NY-based gallery that focuses primarily on mid-century Modern French design and they have become an important if not definitive voice shaping of the collectible design market of this era. They are one of the founding galleries of Design Miami (we posted about them in December) and will be one of only 10 galleries to present this month at the 7th version of TEFAF Design this month.

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Archival image. Palais de l'Élysée,Paris. Image courtesy of Demisch Denant

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Pierre Paulin, Élysée Bookcase, 1971, Smoked Altuglas, steel, wengé base.
Image Courtesy of Gallery Demisch Denant

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View of the Smoking Room at the Palais de l’Élysée, 1972
Image Courtesy of Demisch Denant
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Maria Pergay’s Flying Carpet Daybed, 1968 Stainless steel,  Image courtesy of Gallery Demisch Denant

Click on the image below to see a video about Design at TEFAF

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The Impossible Collection of Design: The 100 Most Influential Objects Of the Twentieth Centuryby Frédéric Chambre, Head of Development, Piasa Auctions, Paris

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 Frédéric Chambre has presented this compendium of 20th/21st century furniture accompanied by insightful and well researched and presented text to contribute to this still new yet rapidly evolving category of collectible design. 

 Chambre was the co-founder of Pierre Bergé and Associates in 2002. He also co-organized the February 2009 sale of the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé collection at Christie’s in Paris.  He joined PIASA in 2012 and is the vice president and general manager.

This auction house has a focus on Basilian and Scandinavian design. The next design sales are:
2 April – 17th-21st century Interiors
15 April Italian Design 

Here is a link to a very recent interview conducted by Agent of Style blogger Fabrice Bana with Cédric Morisset, Head of the Design Department at Piasa.  They discuss the idea of ‘iconic’ and the market for Brazilian, American and Scandinavian design, among other topics. It’s a great read! And we think you will LOVE his blog.

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