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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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Chinese Design at Auction for the First Time in Paris in Partnership with Perfect Crossovers (Paris-Beijing)

For immediate release - On 25 October 2016 PIASA will stage Europe’s first-ever auction devoted to Limited Edition Contemporary Chinese Design. Three generations of designers will be represented – from world-renowned masters to young designers of today.

Limited edition of works by Shao Fan, Frank Chou, Design MVW, Song Tao, Chen Yanfei, Guo Bin, Li Naihan, Lin Jing, Liu Feng, Ren Xiaoyong, Shi Jianmin, Shi Jinsong, Wu Haoyu, Xiao Tianyu, Zhang Zhoujie, Zhou Anbin…



History & Tradition

The work of Chinese designers is powerfully influenced by history and tradition especially among the older generations. Along with ancestral techniques, the influence of past generations – from the Ming style to the present – the past is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the generation to come. However the new generations are very tech savvy and are striving to move away from constantly sourcing the past for contemporary creativity. They are seeking a contemporary identity as a driving force behind the dynamic Chinese créative scène.

‘The items selected by PIASA highlight both the influence of Chinese aesthetic tradition and the innovations of today’s designers’ notes Frédéric Chambre, PIASA’s Associate Vice-President & Chief Executive. ‘The cultural pride that fires Chinese designers was a veritable revelation to us – and a powerful stimulus in preparing this sale.’