AD Collections at the Hotel de la Marine, Place De Concorde

First Published 8 April 2016

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The newly renovated entrance hall of the Hôtel de la Marine

Coinciding with PAD Paris last weekend was the opening of a fast growing 10-day event called AD Collections. We have reported on various versions of this exhibition over the past few years. This year it includes 40 interior designers, craftsmen, architects and designers for large luxury houses. Each were asked to present three pieces emblematic of their philosophies.

The work is presented by Architectural Digest and Mobilier National through Sunday in the Hôtel de la Marine on the Place de Concorde.or

Newly refurbished interiors …

The Mobilier National’s primary mission is to furnish the official buildings of the Republic around the globe and promote French culture. The government agency is also charged with maintaining the French national collection of important furniture dating to the 17th century as well as the creation of new tapestries, carpets and furniture through through the national Manufacturers (Gobelins – tapestry and and cabinet makers) that the agency oversees. The ‘atelier for Recherche et de Creation’ (ARC) is responsible for producing furniture prototypes . The ARC was created in 1964 by the current Minister of Culture, Andre Malraux, and concides with the end of France’s reconstruction and modernization period beginning in the 1950s. The atelier ARC, has since enabled the Mobilier National to evolve into the 21st century. Its mission, amongst others, is to ‘promote contemporary techniques in furniture design.’ To date, the ARC has created over 500 prototypes since its inception, calling upon nearly every accomplished French designer one can think of: from Pierre Paulin and Olivier Mourgue in the 70s, to Garouste and Bonetti and Martin Szekely in the 1980s and the Bourroullec brothers Ronan and Erwan in the 1990s.

Here are some highlights incase you can’t make it this weekend!
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Elliot Barnes, the American interior designer in Paris known for the Ruinart Champagne headquarters projects and many private partmentain Paris and hotels such as Ritz Carlton in Wolfsburg Germany and many private apartment, created an ‘undressing’ mirror because ones needs are different at the end of an evening … It is constructed of panel of stained glass, a hand stitched shelf for a watch of earnings and a black lacquered structure inspired by work of fashion designer Azzedine Alaia. His hand blown glass tabouret, Les Sables du temps, marks every half hour in time, and his console Zuma, is inspired by waves in California and incorporates seaweed that influences the feeling of movement.

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‘Meubles Bijoux’ by Kam Tin, a designer from Hong Kong who made a very limited production of his work. His brand was purchased by Maison Rapin and today it flourishes with creations like those above covered in pyrite and turquoise. Other creations include rock crystals and amber.

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This is the fauteuil ‘Cerise’ by Eric Schmitt in Black-lacquered wood, polished bronze and velvet (L82 x l82 x h78 cm). Schmitt recently opened atelier in the Marais for private clients.

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Desk by Noé Duchaufour Lawrence in oak, linen and leather, Made for the Atelier de Research (ARC) by Mobilier National

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Coffee table by Emmanuel Bossuet, a graphic artist and artistic director in Pars who has been involved in fashion and creates furniture collections.

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A hand sculpted marble-yop table by interior designer Stephanie Coutas.

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Patricia Urquiola’s Swing Chair and stool for Louis Vuitton

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18th century tassels ….

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Fauteuil Racket by Humberto and Fernando Campana for Carpenters Workshop Gallery

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Beautiful pattern and patina!

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Some highlights from PAD Paris 2016

First Published 1 April 2016

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Abstract stain glass panel with patinated metal by Jacques Le Chevalier (1896-1987). Special commission for Societé Bobson, Paris 1965.  It won the prize for Best 20th century piece this year at Pad. Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Paris. Image courtesy of Jacques Lacoste Gallery.

This week we’ve been at PAD Paris which celebrated its 20th anniversary year in grand style. There were spectacular pieces to see, beautifully curated stands and a wide variety of contemporary and more historic works. With predominantly French galleries exhibiting, there were a few foreign galleries present. Here are a few of the pieces we especially loved.

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Rare standing light ‘1049’, 1951-1952 by Vittoriano Vigano and Gino Sarfatti, Kreo Gallery. Image courtesy of Kreo Gallery.

Kreo Gallery exhibit at PAD London and we were delighted to see them this year at PAD Paris. They showed a fabulous selection of iconic lighting from the 1950s. This rare standing light by Vittoriano Vigano and Gino Sarfatti is tall and imposing, the dual colors of red and black adding a dynamism and energy that is palpable.

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A pair of these chairs, in rosewood and original leather, was bought by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on a visit to Stockholm many years ago – hence the name! The buttery caramel leather and rich rosewood, so characteristic of Scandinavian furniture of this period, speaks to the aesthete in us.

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Tete a tete chair by Alf Wallander for Giobbel’s workshop, 1900. Modernity Gallery. Image courtesy of Modernity Gallery.

The exquisite forms of this beautiful chair are further enhanced by its touching history. It was a special commission for Carl A. Wahlin as a gift from his daughters Wera, Elsa, Orla and Aina December 8th 1900. The original tapestry seats were embroidered by the daughters to Alf Wallander’s sketch. The curving forms and masterful carving of the solid oak frame is echoed in the smooth line snaking along the base. Really special.

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Pair of chairs in Jacaranda wood, Jorge Zalsupin. James Gallery

Brilliant Brazilian design.

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Large Quartz rock crystal ‘Waterfall’ table with steel frame. Chahan Galerie, Paris.

Love the crystal, love the shadows it produces.

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 14.26.55‘Supine’ desk in bronze 2013 by Charles Trevelyan, Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Image courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

Carpenters were showing the work of young Australian designer Charles Trevelyan. The elongated ethereal forms of this piece belie the massiveness of its solid patinated bronze. We loved the detail on the table top – a small discreet panel which opens where you store things, rather like a long ink well but more likely these days for computer plugs!

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 Xiangsheng shelving unit in brown oxidized bronze and brushed bronze 2016, BSL Galerie, Paris. Image courtesy of BSL Galerie.

Design MVW (Chinese born designer Xu Ming and French architect Virginie Moriette) is a Shanghai-based design company whose work subtly connects contemporary Western and Eastern aesthetics. In the West a solid object is valued for its form and solidity while in Eastern Taoist philosophy, the void is charged with meaning as a space of contemplation and reflection.

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Spectacular decorative panels in resin polyester by François Chapuis, c1970. ‘Wing’ console by Gerard Kuijpers, 2015.  Galerie Gastou

This theatrical ‘Mur lumineuse’ by François Chapuis stands 4 metres high and contrasts dramatically and superbly with the stark ‘Wing’ console with its chunks of roughly hewn white Aubert marble by Gerard Kuijpers. Chapuis was a renowned stain glass artisan responsible for the reconstruction of many French churches when he began his experiments in resin during the 1960s.

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‘Crystal’ commode in nickel plated metal and wood. Limited edition of 6. Garrido Gallery, Madrid. Image courtesy of Garrido Gallery.

Second generation silversmiths, Juan and Palomo Garrido have taken up the mantel of their father, Master Silversmith Damien Garrido, in employing the traditional techniques while creating contemporary forms. With a reverence for the past and a great knowledge of the artisanal processes involved in the trade, they have moved resolutely forward to create spectacular pieces like the commode above. The play of light created by the contrasting surface planes is invigorating and pulses with energy.

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Invein table by Ben Storms, 2016. L’Eclaireur, Paris. Image courtesy of Ben Storms.

At the opening evening of PAD we spoke to this exciting young artist, whose table won the PAD Prize this year for Best Contemporary Work. The design is brilliant. The surface of the table is grey Ardennes marble while the underside is polished mirror. When the table is not in use the top can be easily removed and placed against the wall as a mirror. We loved the leather incorporated into the design.

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Suspension copper light, 3D printed resin, and LEDs, 2014. Ilkka Suppanenen. Limited edition of 8 pieces + 4 AP. Galerie Maria Wettergren. Image courtesy of Maria Wettergren.

Spectacular suspension light created by Finnish designer, artist and architect, Ilkka Suppanenen.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Quality and Understanding vs the Superstar Phenomenon

First Published 11 March 2016

This past year we have been questioning the title ‘collectible design’. It seams to have come to stand for a very small, high-end part of the design market.

What we believe in and want to share and encourage is the understanding of the objects we invite into our lives. Objects tell stories about our values, aesthetic and aspirations.  These inanimate objects are incredibly social if we ‘listen’ to them.  They all speak of a time, a place, a point of view, an intention, and consequently represent certain values, goals and aesthetics. Engaging with them is a investment in ourselves. It is an investment in our collective material culture. It matters – because it is a statement, whether we are conscious of it or not, about what we stand for and believe to be important.

While we are still digesting Dr. Clare Andrew’s TEFAF Art Market Report for 2015, that was just released with the opening of this annual fair, we have noted that a main trend coming out of this report and from some of the companies analyzing it, such as Vastari, is what the report calls the ‘superstar phenomenon’.  This is the idea that certain artists/designers who have reached a superstar level status now guide the market. The public follows the name and the money, feeling safe buying a big name for a big ticket price. Likewise, this places museums and auction houses in a less risky position because they know that the big names/brands attract the most attention and will sell very well.  Vastari goes on to question whether, ” this strategy, both with auction houses and museums, is actually mitigating risk or just avoiding the more difficult job of education?” In our own talks with several auction house specialists recently we have been learning that indeed a few big names are driving the sales, which has lead to several cases where important objects have been overshadowed by this ‘superstar phenomenon’.

Educating ourselves about quality is the fun part! Discovering the skills and techniques used to create a work along  the stories that accompany great design is endlessly fascinating. This is what makes it a worthwhile endeavor!

And this is where the initial love that comes through beauty turns to something more sustaining.  The story of the objects connects with the story of your life.  This connection gives us the confidence to follow our instincts rather than the trends.

Next time you’re in Paris we would love to take you to see inspiring new design, in galleries, ateliers, markets or museums. What interests you? Let us know and we’ll tailor visits for you.

Have a great weekend!

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These are some photos from the design section at TEFAF this year. This fair has an independent committee that evaluates every single object that is presented at the fair for authenticity. It has such a strong global reputation for a reason! These objects are good studies of quality and grace.

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Cathedral table by Pierre Paulin (Paris 1927-2009 Montpellier)Aluminum and glass

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Lamp, Jean-Michel Frank (1895-1941), Cross-shaped entirely covered with mica
Stamped and numbered, Circa 1930

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Lustre Aomitsu #494 , Hervé Van Der Straeten, 2015, Anodized blue aluminium
Hauteur: 160 cm – cage : Ø 102.5 x H. 104 cm

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Pair of Deck Chairs, Hans Wegner (Made by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen), 1958,  Oak, halyard, steel and canvas
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Brazilian Design in Paris!

First Published 22 February 2016

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Above and below: new works by Zanini de Zanine to be shown in Paris in March.

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Brazilian 20th century design is an established category for collectors that is increasing in appeal as these collectors and more and more enthusiasts look for pieces that are minimal and organic but perhaps not as obvious as  the names that have lead the market for 20th century design.

This past week Artsy published an article on the upcoming 12th edition of the Sao-Paolo International Art fair, which will feature a section on design for the the first time this year. They report that each of the 23 design galleries represented are from Brazil. There is a rich history of design that is intertwined with the movements in the United States and Europe while remaining true to its roots thus revealing a group of work with a unified narrative about the development of Brazilian form.  From 20th century icons such as Oscar Niemeyer to the Campana brothers, a contemporary duo who have exhibited in museums such as MoMA in NY and the Musée des  Arts Décoratifs in Paris Brazilian design brings a sensual aspect to Modernism.

Julie Lasky (Deputy Editor of the New York Times Home section and writes the column The Details in the NYT on new design) also reported on Brazilian design this week for the Wall Street Journal. In it she identifies the growth of dealers such as Espasso (NY, LA, London and soon Miami) and demand for this narrative calling Brazilian design “A sexier take on Eames.”

A book on entitled “Brazil Modern: The Rediscovery of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Furniture,” by Aric Chen with an introduction by Zesty Meyers is due for release from Monacelli Press in March. The book is co-published by R & Company (co-founded by Meyers) who have been dedicated to sourcing Brazilian design for over 10 years now.

In Paris James Gallery, located in the Marais has been gaining recognition for their promotion of Brazilian design. Their next exhibition, which opens in late March, presents exciting new work by  Zanini de Zanine, grandson of Jose Zanine Caldas the great Brazilian architect. Two of these works are pictured above.

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Chaise Longue, 1947, Joaquin Tenreiro, Jacaranda, Woven Cane, 183cm x 71cm x 75cm

James Galley in Paris often presents this type of masterpiece. This work is really worth experiencing in person.

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Brass Sushi Buffet, 2011, Humberto and Fernando Campana, 55 × 200 × 40 cm

“Translating the Brazilian identity into design is the most important challenge for us,” Humberto told the Guardian, reflecting on their practice. Known for the color and playfulness of their work that reveals stories of Brazilian culture.

Alta chair and ottoman, 1970s, by Oscar Niemeyer copy

This is a photo you might have seen if you have been with us for a while. It’s a sumptuous Niemeyer Alto armchair and ottoman that we sourced to place in a private California home. (This is the before photo.)

Next time you’re in Paris we invite you to book a meeting with us about your design goals!  We listen and can guide you to the most exciting design: arranging gallery visits, meetings with designers and focused tour of Les Puces.

Spotlight on Rue Bonaparte, Paris

First Published 5 February 2016

This week we’re shining our spotlight on rue Bonaparte in Paris! We want to share with you just a few among our favorite galleries in this historic heart of Saint Germain des Pres.

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Table by Claude-Victor Boeltz, circa 1970, in bronze, amethyst and glass. Image courtesy of Galerie Yves Gastou

Galerie Yves Gastou specialises in 20th century and contemporary design and its always exciting to visit the gallery. We wrote about their wonderful ‘Hommage to Philippe Hiquilly’ exhibition in a previous post. The gallery first opened with an exhibition of the work of Ettore Sottsass in 1985.  Sottssas also designed the gallery and the distinctive ‘terrazzo’ front (marble and cement). Gastou shows an impressive range of design from the 1940s-1980s along with contemporary pieces. Eclectic and inspiring, we love visiting here!

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Console table with two levels, after a drawing from the 1970s by Philippe Hiquilly. Base in hammered brass and tops in fossilized wood. Image courtesy of Galerie Yves Gastou.

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Galerie BSL is resolutely contemporary in the design they show. Its a jewel of a gallery and they show the work of a diverse range of designers like Carol Egan (which we love), along with pieces by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance and Nacho Carbonnel among others.

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Sand cast silicone bronze upholstered stool by Carol Egan. Image courtesy of Galerie BSL

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‘Naturoscopie I’ carbon fiber, aluminium and copper shelf, 2012 by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance. Image courtesy of Galerie BSL

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Jean-Jacques Dutko is the world renowned specialist on the work of Eugene Printz. Along with exquisite Art Deco pieces, Galerie Dutko also shows modern and contemporary design so that we find a wonderful and original mixture of pieces whenever we visit. The elegant forms of Eric Schmitt’s beautiful bronze guéridons and glass vases mingle with the stark and minimalist work of Bruno Romeda…..and you spy a beautiful Art Deco piece a few steps away. There is a sense of drama that is irresistible! They also have a gallery on Ile Saint Louis.

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Bureau in walnut by Eugene Printz. Image courtesy of Galerie Dutko

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We hope you enjoyed this small selection of some of our favorites to inspire you!

Beatrice Serre – Celestial Crystal Mosaics

First Published 14 January 2016

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Detail of a table top of primarily pyrite and travertine.

Beatrice Serre is a Parisian artist who graduated from the National School of Applied Arts and Craft with a concentration in Architectural Decoration (fresco, lacquer, mosaic).  She has been developing her mosaic work as artworks and recently has incorporated it into quite stunning table tops.  She will be showing her work in in Marseille this March at SIAC (Salon International de l’Art Contemporain). She states, “Since the day my first Byzantine mosaic came to life until today when the minerals form a celestial sky in my wall sculpture and tables – its been 20 years. My passion for this art has never been more essential to me. It is in perpetual evolution as I use more and more elaborate techniques in my themes and aesthetic research.  Mosaics stays in my hands the language the most universal open to you!

Her artist statement at te end of the catalogue for her retrospective in 2013 states,  « Pour être Mosaïste, il faut avoir un cœur à fendre la pierre. » Her work is a form of meditation she says. She has a spiritual approach that evolves to create a harmony in her work inspired more and more by nature.

There is soothing balance between the precious, smooth and shiny materials and the rough surface. It creates a powerful harmony that seems to carry it’s own circling energy, which culminates with rising of beauty and majesty in the center.

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Low table in black & smoky quartz, granite, 24 carat gold enamel, crystal, molten glass, mirror, lapis-lazuli & patinated steel.
132 cm long and 45 cm high, unique piece that is signed

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Low table in carrera marble, quartz, glass, travertine, bronze, molten glass and 24 carat gold enamel.

132 X 80 cm, long and 44 cm high, unique piece that is signed

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Curated Spaces

First Published 18 December 2015

Expanding on the traditional ‘decorator interiors’ Christie’s and Sotheby’s hosted influential bloggers and top designers in there exhibition spaces this fall, asking them to compose interiors using objects in their design sales mixed with Modern and Contemporary artwork.

The results are truly inspiring!
It made us think back to the powerful and provocative exhibition curated by Murray Moss at Phillips de Pury entitled “Dialogues between Art & Design”  a few years ago and the video series accompanying it in which he talks about  experiencing objects, the myth of  ‘good taste’ and other inspiring perspectives on design.

Interiors are always personal and they reflect our values and aspirations as much as our aesthetic.

They also influence our behavior and outlook.

That is why it is important to make informed choices about the objects in our lives.

We hope you enjoy these various interiors and feel inspired to create an interior in 2016 that reflects your best self!

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 Alchemy: Art x Design curated by Reed and Delphine Krakow, Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s. Interiors designed using objects from the Important Design Sale were paired with Modern and Contemporary art “We wanted to create a dialogue between seemingly disparate ideas,” said Mr. Krakoff. Here are some of the inspiring results:

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Photos courtesy of Sotheby’s NY

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Design Bloggers invited to use objects in a November Christie’s Interiors sale to create a room.
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Fabrice Bana, A-Gent of Style

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Martyn White, Martyn White Designs

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In a series of video interviews, Moss shares his unique perspectives on decor, “good” taste, and how one lives with art and design.

He speaks divinely!! Enjoy!

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If you are hooked and want there more of Murray go to his website.

Micael Dumas Lucite Design

First Published 18 December 2015

Micael Dumas was a French designer whose work from the 1970s shows masterful use of lucite. This chess game comes with a metal board and we found another set that comes in the original case. Easy to ship!
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The “Dumas” chair are sculptural and comfortable.  There are at least 8 of these available now.

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Here the chair is shown with its cushion along with a desk also from the same designer.  The shelving unit on the right swivels open and shut.

Henry Dakak Jr. – HHD

First Published 4 December 2015

Guided by his intuition and imagination young Lebanese designer Henry Dakak spontaneously employs his knowledge of historical techniques to create contemporary furniture and lighting. His laboratory in Beirut is in the old factory of his grandfather’s furniture company. He is inspired by the art of cinema, machines and engineering to create objects that he describes as ‘time vessels that transcend different eras’. These objects tell stories and speak to the present generation by marrying  historical technique, timeless forms and iconic materials with recycling, free association and luxury. Here are some of out favorite pieces from his collection.

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Brushed steel, brass and glass accentuate and tame the rough bolder suspended in the base.

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Bronze inlay is a technique invented by André-Charles Boulle in the late 17th and 18th century.

Henry has employed the technique here to create the Star Table (right), which is inlaid with small bronze “nuggets” and finished with   a French polish, giving it a celestial effect.

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Low Table X topLow table X – Table top constructed from the extensions of a 19th century dining table, belted together with a cornice frame that also holds 2 drawers.

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Both retro and novel, inspired by craft tradition.  Hand carved from different types of wood.

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Bronze craftsmanship and a rotating top brings this majestic, hand-carved wooden sellette alive. As a sculpture stand, side table, or simply etc.

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Casted from an original Roman medallion. It takes its inspiration from the ancient sun dials that were used to keep time.

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Constructed from the parts of older lamps. It can be personalized with initials or numerals.

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Bronze mirror vase and steel coin vaseBronze mirrored vases with hand-carved detail 

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an aged steel vase with a Roman coin replica wax-casted in bronze 

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A tin can with a bullet through the center—target practice for a partisan—was reincarnated into a bronze, wax-casted single candleholder.

http://www.henrydakakjr.com

Rue de Lille, Paris!

First Published 27 November 2015

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On the Right bank in Paris just off the Quai Voltaire and the Seine is the Carré Rive Gauche, an area rich in galleries  ranging from the fine and decorative arts to even a cane specialist (Galerie Jantzen) !  They organize an annual evenement for the area every Spring in which many of the galleries participate. Throughout the year, one of the streets we often frequent is the rue de Lille. Here are just a few of our favorite stops!
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‘Koala Meridienne’ pink velvet sofa, c1990 Garouste & Bonetti, Galerie Alain Fradin & Robert Labrosse
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Large Italian suspension light, Stilnovo, 1950. Galerie Fradin Labrosse
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Fradin Labrosse gallery specializes in 20th century furniture, lighting and objects. The sofa above by Garouste and Bonetti is spectacular – and very pink! Very glamorous for a boudoir or a room with a touch of flamboyance. They have wonderful lightings pieces too. Well worth a visit.
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Chairs and lighting by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Galerie 16 rue de Lille always has wonderful pieces by renowned Italian designer Luigi Caccia Dominioni (who’s still active and working at the age of 102!). Having graduated from the Polytechnic of Milan in 1936, Dominioni went on to design a series of radios with Livio and Pier Castiglioni for which they won first prize at the VII Triennial in Milan. In the 1950s he set up Azucena which is a collection of the furniture and objects he designed. Supremely stylish and sleek, the chairs, lights and sofas are masterfully designed. Italian CHIC!
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 Filigree glass hanging lights by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert, Galerie Carole Decombe
Image courtesy of Galerie Carole Decombe
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Guéridon « Polka », Isabelle Sicart, Emmanuel Levet Stenne, 2014
Image courtesy of Galerie Carol Decombe
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Lustre by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, 1970s
Image courtesy of Galerie Carole Decombe
Galerie Carol Decombe had a spectacular exhibition earlier this year of the work of master glassmaker Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert. Click here to see our earlier post. His hand blown hanging lights and vases are absolutely breathtaking. The delicate filigree glasswork demands an very high level of technical expertise and combined with his creative vision, these are true masterpieces. Also on view are wonderful works by Isabelle Sicart and Emmanuel Levet Stenne (see above) along with great Scandinavian design.
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Rare buffet Borsani (1911-1985) and Lucio Fontana (1899-1968)
Image courtesy of HG Galerie
Ingrand lightsPair of suspension lights ‘Gouttes’ c1958-60 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Image courtesy of HG Galerie
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Set of three low tables, American 1950-1960.
Image courtesy of HG Galerie 
HG Design, run by Hugo Greiner of the Martel-Greiner family of dealers is another favorite. Charming and very helpful, Hugo exhibits beautiful mid century furniture and lighting
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(Above) Canapé ‘770’ by Joseph André Motte, 1958
Image courtesy of Galerie Luc Allemand
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Pair of bookshelves, ‘clé de soi’ model, Mathieu Mategot, 1954
Image courtesy of Galerie Luc Allemand
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‘La Vallée Blanche’ chaise longue, c1962 by Pierre Guariche 
Image courtesy of Galerie Luc Allemand
Galerie Luc Allemand specialises in furniture and lighting from the 1950s-1970s. There’s always a lot to see here!
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This is just a selection of a few of our favorites to give you some inspiration. Enjoy!
Wishing you all a lovely weekend.