20th Century Design

The Future of Design at Sotheby's Young Dealers Event

By Sotheby's
Sotheby’s will host the second edition of its “Young Dealers” event from December 15–20 2018. This event, organised by founders of arts press agency "In The Mood’" Elodie Giancristoforo and Axelle de Carville, will take place at Sotheby’s Paris .

T hirty art dealers between 20 and 40 years of age will present their collections, each in their respective fields, ranging from antiques to contemporary art, decorative arts, ceramics, glass-making, enamel, fine metalwork and Asian primitive art.

Claudius Linossier, Vase in copper dinanderie, with a gilded triangle frieze along the hand-hammered bas relief
“Microgramma” Dedar header, selected by TFA

Encompassing a unique bias, four graduate decorators from EnsAD (École nationale supérieure des Arts Decoratifs), the Ivy League university dedicated to design and craftsmanship in France, will curate the objects and furniture pieces, mixing styles and time periods with a clearly stated ambition: showing that it is easy to live with art and to attract new generations of collectors.

Charles-Olivier de Penne (1831–1897), Fan project "Heading out on a hunt"

With a desire to showcase the newest frontier of what’s trending in design, the event organisers envision a bridge between the new generations of art commerce and craftsmanship. Ateliers d’Art de France is exhibiting the pieces of its four winners of the Prix de la Jeune Création Métiers d’Art 2018, the French competition of young talent in craftsmanship initiated by the organisation.

Sotheby's Facade © Thierry Malty

This year a series of lectures will be held throughout the week at Sotheby’s:

Monday 17 December: 11am

Mécènes, new generation ! with Frédéric Bardoux, director of the young sponsors, Collège des Bernardins

Monday 17 December: 4:30am

La nouvelle jeunesse du musée des Tissus de Lyon with Esclarmonde Monteil, chief curator of natural heritage, Executive and Scientific Officer, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs de Lyon

Tuesday 18 december: 5pm

Le renouveau d’Hector Guimard et de l’Art Nouveau à Paris : le projet du Centre Guimard, hôtel Mezzara with Nicolas Horiot, president of the Cercle Guimard

Wednesday 19 December: 11am

Assurance des objets arts – Particuliers et professionnels with Hadrien Brissaud, manager of APPIA Art & Assurance

Wednesday 19 December: 4 :30pm

« Si tu ne viens pas à la culture, la culture ira à toi. » Ou la possibilité de – faire – visiter à distance des lieux culturels – presque – comme si vous y étiez with the start up Notoryou

Thursday 20 December: 4:30pm

Les jeunes collectionneurs d’art contemporain with Thibaud Bissirier, PhD from l’École du Louvre

The exhibitions will take place at the following times:

Monday 17 December: 10am – 10pm

Tuesday 18 December: 10am – 7:30pm

Wednesday 19 December : 10am – 7:30pm

Thursday 20 December: 10am – 10pm

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