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  • Paris, February 2018 – PIASA’s first auction of Scandinavian Design in 2018, on February 15, yielded a total of €2.1 million. This new sale devoted to the Nordic creativity, replete with big-name masterpieces, confirms PIASA as leaders on the Design market.

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admin 27 March 2013
PIASA will continue to chart the history of ceramics on 12 April 2018, when nearly 80 unique works by Milan’s Guido De Zan will be offered during the sale of Italian Design. The pieces come from De Zan’s personal collection, and form the first part of the auction. - Guido De Zan studied sociology and worked with children in difficulty, before deciding to devote himelf to his passion: ceramics. He was self-taught and, free of the influence of leading schools or masters, saw ceramics more as a means of expression than a manufacturing process. Over and beyond questions of form, his works have a...
PIASA’s first auction of Scandinavian Design in 2018, on February 15, yielded a total of €2.1 million. This new sale devoted to the Nordic creativity, replete with big-name masterpieces, confirms PIASA as leaders on the Design market. - Finn Juhl’s Chieftain Chair – The Epitome of Danish Comfort Top price of €140,400 rewarded Finn Juhl’s icnonic Chieftan chair (lot 85, est. 90,000-100,000). In 1949 Finn Juhl (1912-89), the father of the Danish Modern style, created one of his most famous designs: the teak and leather Chieftain armchair, produced in collaboration with cabinet-maker Niels...
Sales of over €5 million in 2017 confirmed PIASA’s status as marketleaders for Scandinavian Design. Our next sale on February 15 will again feature a number of masterpieces by top Nordic Designers. Finn Juhl’s Chieftain Chair – The Epitome of Danish Comfort In 1949 Finn Juhl (1912-89), the father of the Danish Modern style, created one of his most famous designs: the teak and leather Chieftain armchair, produced in collaboration with cabinet-maker Niels Vodder. The alluring curves and delicate handling of the natural materials are typical of Juhl’s work (est. €90,000-120,000). The Chieftain...
Specialist of stoneware and a staple of the Royal Copenhagen Manufacture, Axel Salto is one of the most singular and prolific Danish artists of his time. Born in Copenhagen in 1889 and graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Axel Salto graduated high school in 1907 whereupon he dedicated two restless years between Denmark and southern France to painting and graphic art, techniques he will keep pursuing all of his life. His inspirations, particularly Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Greco-roman myths, will stay a theme throughout his creation. He mingled with Matisse and Picasso, and created...
On February 7, 2018, PIASA started this new season with a European Glass auction sale. Almost 70% of the auctioned pieces were sold, with more than 350 000 euros as a result. This unpublished set of 135 pieces came from various major fire creation centers like Italy, France or Scandinavia. Collectors have been able to enjoy important pieces from Daum in France, Fulvio Bianconi or Carlo Scarpa in Italy, or the Orrefors factory in Sweden. - On the top, an exceptional Paolo Venini's vase in blown glass from 1953 reached 27 300 euros with fees, widely exceeding its...
From February 10 to 15, PIASA presents the first Scandinavian design auction sale of 2018. More than 200 objects will be scattered in this exhibition. For this occasion, the interior designer Karine Lewkowicz sets the exhibition and recreates a simple and elegant interior. - - -Tell us more about you I did an interior design training course at the Camando School. I started my career with Sylvain Dubuisson, for whom I worked for 3 years. Sylvain Dubuisson is an architect and designer who really pays attention to detail, I had the opportunity to work with him on projects for urban furniture...
On Wednesday, March 28th 2018, PIASA will unveil the collection of fashion show artistic director, scenographer and designer for Alexandre De Betak. 200 pieces from his Parisian apartment will be auctioned, celebrating the taste of the designer who elevated the greatest luxury houses’ presentations to the rank of cultural performances. - © Valentin Fougeray - Barely twenty years old when he founded Bureau Betak, Alexandre De Betak is responsible for over a thousand shows and events in the past two and a half decades. Christened “The Fellini of fashion“ by his peers, Alexandre...
Scandinavian purity and sobriety best define the work of Timo Sarpaneva, born in 1926 Finland to a family of weavers and blacksmiths. His upbringing led him naturally to an early vocation as a craftsman, while his sensitivity for beauty, skill and innovation drove him just as naturally to study design at the Institute for Industrial Arts in Helsinki. Immediately following his graduation, he is hired as a designer by the historical Iittala glassware company. - Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) pour Iittala Quatre vases en verre soufflé "Tear" - "Heart" - "Orchid" - "Sitting bird" ...
Father of the “Danish modern” style, Finn Juhl (1912-1989) designed in one day in 1949 one of his most iconic pieces: the Chieftain chair. Made in collaboration with the cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, it was originally created in teak and leather; its individual components are symbols of traditional objects, particularly native American: the wide armrests evoke horse saddles, the framework of the backrest bows, and the backrest itself both an Amerindian headdress and a shield. Its curved and welcoming lines, created according to ergonomics, characterize Finn Juhl’s work. The finesse with which...
Designer, architect, theoretician and creator, Carlo Scarpa is an essential figure of 20th century art, to the likeness of Frank Lloyd Wright or Le Corbusier. Ripe with honors and awards from around the world, his architectural creations have entered the public psyche.   - Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) pour Venini Vase en verre soufflé "Tessuto" Estimation : 2 000 - 3 000 € - Carlo Scarpa was born in Venice in 1906. His childhood was spent in Vicenza, then Venice where he returned in 1919. Student at the Accademia di Belle Arti, he became friends with architect Vincenzo...
The renowned Daum factory, showcasing French expertise, has maintained the excellence of its artistic creativity and technical qualities for 140 years. Created in 1878 by Jean Daum in Nancy and developed by his sons Auguste and Antonin Daum, the crystal manufacturing company has constantly evolved and profoundly influenced glassware and decorative arts in the 20th century.  - At the turn of the 20th century, the Daum firm relied on artists such as Jacques Grüber, Henri Bergé or Almaric Walter to bring an artistic inspiration to its production, a tradition perpetuated today. By...
An exceptional private collection of 155 items of European glass will be offered at PIASA on February 7. PIASA’s specialist Glass Sales have consistently posted strong prices at – notably the sale of a private collection of Italian masters in 2014, and two sales devoted to the prestigious Venini glassworks in 2015 and 2017. The collection to be offered on February 7 features works from three of the most creative glass production centres – France, Italy and Scandinavia – and offers a glimpse of glass creativity through the prism of collaboration between artists and craftsmen at the...
PIASA’s sale of American Selected Design on 16 November 2017 totalled a premium-inclusive €1.58 million. The carefully chosen lots offered buyers a fresh chance to explore the expressive wealth of American Craft, casting the spotlight on such quality transatlantic craftsmen or ‘artist cabinetmakers’ as Tom Tramel, J.B. Blunk and David Ebner. - Tom Tramel (1920-1997) Table basse Noyer Résultat : 84 500 € - Top price of €84,500 rewarded a unique 1968 coffee-table by Tom Tramel, who helped launch the Department of Art at California State University in the 1950s before becoming a...
Paris, september 2017 - On November 22, PIASA is organizing a second auction devoted to prestigious collaborations between 20th century and contemporary most innovators designers and the influented Venetian glassworks: Venini. The auction offers a selection of international top names like Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, Fulvio Bianconi, Fernando & Humberto Campana or Napoleone Martinuzi.   In 2015, PIASA staged a successful one-of-a-kind auction with the Museo Venini. The eighty prototypes and unique pieces choose for Venini in progress II illustrate decades of incredible...
      Earth, hand and fire, ceramics 1950 - 1980 , in partnership with MERCI Thursday 15 September 2016 07:00 PM Auction place: Merci, 111 boulevard Beaumarchais 75003 Paris
Mise-en-Scène by Laura Gonzalez Poetry, Brutalism, Craftsmanship The brutalism of Paul Evans, the gentleness of George Nakashima and the freedom of Wharton Esherick. All embellished with motifs from Nature: the style of Laura Gonzalez, renowned for her ‘Bohemian Chic,’ her expert use of patterns, and her love of craftsmanship and noble materials. She is a perfectionist with an insatiable appetite for hard work who, rather than embodying trends or a definite style, infuses venues with her own personality and non-stop commitment to quality. After her ultra-traditional schooling at the Maison...
PIASA offers an exceptional selection of ceramics by Bruno Gambone. Bruno Gambone is aligned with the tradition of his father, the famous Italian ceramicist Guido Gambone (1909-1969), a follower of a generation of ceramic artists who have breathed a certain modernity to traditional ceramic art. At the age of fourteen, he discovers the art of ceramics in the Florentine workshop of his father, which will leave an undeniable mark on him. During his first trips to the United States in the 1960’s and 70’s, he was inspired by the artistic creations of his contemporaries who released ceramics from...
On 2 December 2015 PIASA will stage an auction of nearly 80 pieces of Artists’ & Designer Jewellery from 1940 to the present, rigorously selected by Esther de Beaucé.  Guided by the taste and personality of sale expert Esther de Beaucé, the PIASA sale Bijoux d’Artistes will feature pieces rarely offered at auction and offer a panoramic overview of an artist’s work. The selection is deliberately based on pieces by artists and designers, rather than specialist jewellers, to ensure the sale is geared towards modern and contemporary art.  ‘Esther de Beaucé’s eye and selection...
PIASA’s sale of Modern Art on 25 November 2015  will feature around one hundred works linked to the sensorial research of artists like Yacoov Agam, VictorVasarely, Julio Le Parc, Gregorio Vardanega, François Morellet, Servulo Esmeraldo, Walter Leblanc and Alberto Biasi.  Optico-Kinetic Art was an important 20th century movement and has, over the last decade, enjoyed a resurgence in interest thanks to such major international exhibitions as Force Fields: Phases of the Kinetic (MACBA, 2000); L’Œil Moteur (Strasbourg, 2005); Optic Nerve (Colombus, 2007); and DYNAMIK! Kubismus /...
On Wednesday 2 December 2015 PIASA will stage a second sale devoted to modern and contemporary editions, curated by Mathieu Mercier with the assistance of expert Isabelle Milsztein. The auction will include over 200 lots and – along with prints, lithographs and multiples – showcase Surrealist ‘oeuvres-objets’ like Man Ray’s ‘Letter-Box,’ and ‘snare pictures’ by the Nouveau Réaliste Daniel Spoerri.   One of the star lots is an album of lithographs by Pop Art superstar Keith Haring (1958-90) whose paintings explore multiplication and accumulation. Stones (1989) is a series of five...
On 29 April 2015 PIASA will be staging their first sale devoted to limited editions in collaboration with the artist, curator and collector Mathieu Mercier. Over 200 modern and contemporary works, along with objects, artists’ jewellery and designer furniture, will be featured, and showcased in an innovative exhibition and scenography concept. The sale is conceived as a reflection on the process of reproduction and the status of edited works, on their importance, the role of the objects, and on how they can best be exhibited. ‘The auction concept involves creating two exhibitions with edited...
Part of the highlights from the Paris February Scandinavian v. Brazilian v. American design auction, the exhibition will take place at Friedman & Vallois 27 East 67th street from January 14-15, 2015
Italian Design was in the spotlight at PIASA on November 26 with a sale of nearly 300 lots, including an exceptional section devoted to the work of Gabriella Crespi. Three hours of keen bidding, both in the saleroom and over the telephone, yielded a premium-inclusive €2 million.Gabriella Crespi, TimelessA rigorously selected array of works by Gabriella Crespi, all accompanied by certificates from the designer’s archives, saw top prices of €52,320 for her incredible Sheherazadebed (lot 49) – a superb example of her delight in conceiving new forms – and €51,040 for her iconic steel, wood and...
The sale of a private collection entitled Vetri Italiani 1932-92, staged at PIASA in Paris yesterday, paid tribute to Italian master glassmakers – yielding sales of almost €1 million (inc. premium) and setting record prices for Fulvio Bianconi and Flavio Poli.This exceptional collection was assembled over a thirty-year period and showcased the leading names in Italian glass, illustrating decades of amazing creativity and technical skill unique to Murano.   Download the press release
  Emmanuel Joussot, ébéniste, Frédéric Richard, doreur, et Eric Benqué, designer - Sellettes - Lauréats du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’intelligence de la main Dialogues 2013 - © Sophie Zénon pour la FBS         Isabelle Guédon et Benjamin Caron, créateurs de mobilier en cuir - Lauréats du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’intelligence de la main 2009 - Jeu d'échecs MAGNA 4000-FM - © Stéphane Compoint pour la FBS       Jean-Paul Mahé, sellier, Maurice Barnabé, menuisier en siège, Bernadette N'Guyen, coupeuse, & Robert Stadler, designer -...
Ce soir PIASA soutient la fondation ARC - Mise aux encheres de la gibson de Lenny Kravitz unique customisée specialement pour la lutte contre le cancer.
PIASA’s auction Protest: Art + Design features works that encapsulate the art of Protest, both aesthetically and politically.From Anti-Design to Radicalism, from Lettrisme to Punk, from Fluxus to the Nouveaux Réalistes, from La Nouvelle Gauche to Anarchism… the 1960s and 1970s were a period of profound political and social change, prompted by a new libertarian élan and a burning desire for a different worldview. The period saw the birth of the Feminist, Ecology and Anti-Militarist movements – and of alternative movements in general. The PIASA round-table offers the chance to ask questions...
Gabriella CrespiDESIGNER, ARTIST, SOCIALITE & FASHION MUSE, GABRIELLA CRESPI HAS LEFT AN INDELIBLE MARK ON 20th CENTURY ITALIAN DESIGN WITH HERINIMITABLE TASTEShe was born in 1922 and grew up in Tuscany, near Florence, before studying architecture at the Politecnico in Milan, where she discovered Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. She married into one of Italy’s wealthiest families, who owned the Corriere della Sera and a textiles empire. From Rome and Milan she hired the finest craftsmen to produce her designs. Most of her works were produced in limited editions and have been rare and...
Chaque année le Printemps offre un regard croisé entre les mondes de la mode et du design autour d’un projet unique et visionnaire au cours de leur événement historique "La Fête du Printemps" qui symbolise le renouveau, la création et l’innovation.Cette année, le Printemps a fait le choix de donner une dimension humaine à son projet en œuvrant pour le magazine Rose, féminin gratuit haut-de-gamme, destiné aux malades atteintes du cancer et à leur famille. Pour cela, Le Printemps s’est plongé au cœur de son patrimoine, pour créer une collection de vases uniques et exclusifs. Stéphane Parmentier...
PIASA soutient la Fondation ARC pour la recherche sur le cancer. Soirée Privée Protégeons les femmes que nous aimons à l'occasion d’Octobre Rose, mois international de mobilisation pour le dépistage du cancer du sein Jeudi 9 octobre 2014 à l'hotel THE PENINSULA. Vente aux enchères à 20 heures co-animée par Mademoiselle Agnès et Maître Frédéric Chambre, Vice-Président de Piasa. Information auprès de Valentine Guiton au 01 45 59 59 30 / vguiton@fondation-arc.org.    
The Arts & Crafts movement was a reforming artistic movement that originated in England in the 1860s, and can be considered the precursor of the Modern Style – the British equivalent of French/Belgian Art Nouveau.The English architect and designer William Arthur Smith Benson (1854-1924) – a member of the Arts Workers’ Guild and a founding member of the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society in 1896 – opened a metalwork factory in Fulham in 1890. It was so successful that he soon opened further workshops in Hammersmith, specializing in lamps, with designs that would hasten the development of...
On Tuesday 28 October 2014, PIASA will offer for auction an exceptional private collection of Italian glass formed over a 30-year period. The 190 works reflect decades of amazing creativity and the unique skill of Murano.
Kinetic Art – an important art movement of the mid-20th century – was the subject of a landmark sale at PIASA on Wednesday 25 November. 120 works by leading Kinetic artists were available for art-lovers and connoisseurs.   Domitille d’Orgeval, who co-curated the exhibition Dynamo (devoted to Kinetic Art) at the Grand Palais in 2013, had assembled works by  Julio Le Parc, François Morellet, Gregorio Vardanega and Alberto Biasi, which all yielded significant results in the PIASA saleroom. Top price of €70,600 went to François Morellet’s Contorsion N°12 (lot 26), where red neons dance...
Greek art was in the spotlight at PIASA on Wednesday 25 November, when a sale of high-quality 20th and 21st century works attracted French and international connoisseurs. Highlight was a rare Eolienne by Takis (lot 33) – displayed in the PIASA courtyard for several weeks ahead of the auction – that brought €95,400, setting a new record for a monumental work by the artist. As Daniel Abadie wrote in Takis dans la Forêt de Signes, ‘what really matters in Takis’ œuvre (is) what cannot be seen: the movement of air….’  A 1970 Triple Signal (lot 13) by Takis – important evidence of his research...
Yesterday evening PIASA offred an important selection of multiplesby 20th century masters at the fist specialist sale organized by expertIsabelle Milsztein since she joined the fim in September. All prints hadbeen meticulously chosen for their quality and rarity. Fuelled by keenbidding from French and international print enthusiasts, the 96 lotsmet great success. ‘Whenever I held lithographic stone or a copper plaque in my hands,it felt like holding a talisman.’ Marc Chagall   The sale included a rigorous selection of prints by Marc Chagall, whosetraining as an engraver made him one of...