Step inside the visionary collection of Miami-based designer Victor Diaz, where the beautiful, decadent, and unexpected meet. From Buccellati candelabra to an anatomical marble bust, Sotheby’s upcoming Life + Curated: The Victor A. Diaz Collection (20 April, New York) offers distinctive works from the classical to the curious. For a look inside this unique collection, click ahead. Life + Curated: The Victor A. Diaz Collection 20 April | New York
With an eye for whimsy and a passion for silver, interior designer Victor Diaz assembled a veritable menagerie of Buccellati animal-shaped sculptures. Sotheby’s upcoming auction Life + Curated: The Victor A Diaz Collection (April 20, New York) features a selection of these delightful creatures, from a pair of penguin wine coolers to an octopus bowl. Click ahead to discover them all. Life + Curated: The Victor A. Diaz Collection 20 April | New York
Sotheby’s upcoming auction Luxe: Art of Design (20–22 April, New York) travels the centuries and continents with an exquisite selection of decorative arts ranging from Chinese export porcelain to post-war design. These unique objects offer myriad possible pairings and combinations to create an eclectic and imaginative interior. To see a few of the many possibilities, click ahead. LUXE: ART OF DESIGN | European Decorative Arts and 20th Century Design 20–22 April 2018 | New York
Jeweller and silversmith Gianmaria Buccellati, who created the striking silver wolf that features in the Importante Orfèvrerie Européenne, Boîtes en Or et Objets de Vitrine sale (12 April, Paris), invented a brand new technique to achieve the animal’s lifelike appearance. The naturalistic rendering of the wolf’s fur was created using a special process which involved each hair being individually soldered. Known as ‘lavorazione a pelo’ or ‘hair-like workmanship’, the technique saw countless silver filaments of varying length and thickness being welded to give the actual appearance of the natural coat to capture fine details such as hair, feathers and different types of skin.
The Importante Orfèvrerie Européenne, Boîtes en Or et Objets de Vitrine sale in Paris on 12 April brings together an array of magnificent creations by some of the most renowned European craftsmen from the past 400 years. A dazzling mix of silver wolves, historic ships and sea-creatures along with intricately crafted candlesticks, teapots and more showcase a masterful combination of imagination and skill. Click ahead to view the slideshow. Importante Orfèvrerie Européenne, Boîtes en Or et Objets de Vitrine 12 April 2018 | Paris