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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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    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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Results : Scandinavian design 1 950 000 euros (premium included)

A sale of Scandinavian Design, on Wednesday 14 September, yielded 1 950 000 euros (prices included premium) and inaugurated the Autumn auction season at PIASA, with a selection of star pieces from the Nordic scene.

The top price of €106,880 rewarded a sculptural blue, brown and black Fetish vase by master ceramicist Axel Salto (lot 71). Connoisseurs were enthralled by its unusual shape and imposing size (53cm tall).

Another highlight was a Brazilian rosewood stool by Danish cabinet-maker Peder Moos, whose work has aroused unprecedented interest on the international market since PIASA sold his family’s collection of his work in 2013. The leather-topped 1940 stool, incrusted with citronwood and rope, fetched €46,370 (lot 120).
Another Danish craftsman in the spotlight was Ib Kofod Larsen with his famous Elizabeth Chair in Brazilian rosewood, designed in 1956 and named after the Queen of England, who acquired a pair of these armchairs during her visit to Denmark in 1958. The chair offered by PIASA flew to €79,280 (lot 148, est. €40,000-60,000).
Other strong prices included €76,800 for Hans J. Wegner’s Dolphin Chair (lot 106) and €89,200 for Flemming Lassen’s early 1930s armchair in beechwood and sheepskin (lot 62).

(All prices include premium)