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  • 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.

  • 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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    Wednesday 7 March from 10am to 6pm
    Thursday 8 March from 10am to 6pm
    Friday 9 March from 10am to 6pm
    Saturday 10 March 2018 from 11am to 6pm
    Monday 12 March 2018 from 10am to 6pm
    Tuesday 13 March 2018 from 10am to 6pm
    Wednesday 14 March 2018 from 10am to 6pm
    Thursday 15 March 2018 from 10am to 12pm

     

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    Alix De Saint-Hilaire
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    a.desainthilaire@piasa.fr

     

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    Clémence Paris
    +33 (0)1 45 44 43 53
    c.paris@piasa.fr


Decorative arts and design I WEDNESDAY 16 DECEMBER AT 6:30PM

PIASA’s sale of 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design on Wednesday 16 December features the work of such major designers as  André Sornay, Gustave Serrurier-Bovy and Eugène Printz, with the 196os represented by Charlotte Perriand and Mathieu Matégot, and contemporary trends by Maarteen Baas and Zao Wou-ki.  

“When I design an interior, I strive above all to ensure that this interior reflects its owner’s personality ”                    

Eugène Printz

 

Sale highlight is a desk by Eugène Printz (1889-1948) in palm-wood, sycamore and gilded wrought dating from 1929 – a great period for this Art Deco designer active in interwar Paris (est. €100,000-150,000). Printz, who had trained as a cabinet-maker in the family firm, welcomed wealthy connoisseurs (often from the aristocracy) to his gallery-apartment in the 8th arrondissement. He was both decorator and furniture-designer, and more artist than dealer. His success prompted him to design items for the Mobilier National from 1931. Our desk was part of a famous theatre décor entirely designed by Printz for Marcel Achard’s  Jean de la Lune staged by Louis Jouvet at the Comédie des Champs-Elysées. A pair of Printz palmwood tables (est. €80,000-120,000) and a pair of 1930s Printz walnut armchairs upholstered in grey velvet (est. €12,000-18,000) will also be offered. 

Another leading name from the 1930s, André Sornay, is represented by a superb desk and chair ensemble in mahogany, brass and copper (est. €15,000-20,000). The sale moves towards post-war Modernism with Charlotte Perriand (19031999) and her celebrated Minimalist chest-of-drawers in wood and lacquered metal from around 1960 (est. €20,000-30,000). A Perriand table in Brazilian rosewood with bevelled support will also be available (est. €60,000-80,000).