Treasure Hunting at Puces du Design

First Published 17 October 2014

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Treasure hunting in Paris on a beautiful fall day.

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This is one of a pair of ‘Pipe Line Series 2’ chairs (1983) in lucite and chrome by Jeff Messerschmidt. With a small production of just 75 chairs, they were an exciting find! Each chair has an incised signature and number on a back leg and has been reupholstered. Price for the pair is €2,200.

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The visually light yet sturdy ‘Grasshopper’ chair was the first chair Eero Saarinen designed in a series of sculptural chairs created for Knoll throughout the 1940s and 1950s. We spotted this re-edition produced by the German company Lange at the end of the 1990s. The leather is original and the chair is in great condition with beautiful leather-wrapped armrests. €6,000. 

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We loved this fabulous round marble table with elegant stainless steel base (1972) by British designer Richard Young. 
D147cm. Price €5,000.

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This eye-catching Italian standing light by Mazzega in murano glass and brass dates from the 1960s. The glass is amber-tinted giving off a beautiful golden glow of light. H 155cm. Price €1,800.

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The Seconda 601-602 chair was designed by Mario Botta for Alias in the 1980s in Italy. In black enameled steel with an upholstered padded backrest and seat pad, we found this stunning pair which have the original upholstery. They are very architectural and rigorous in design and wonderfully comfortable. Use your imagination – these could be gorgeous with beautiful horsehair cushions! H73cm x W52cm x D58cm.  €700 for the pair.

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