Achieving a total of over €5 million, the Design sale held yesterday afternoon in Paris was a great success. 82% of the lots were sold and 92% of lots were sold in value.
Artists from the second half of the 20th century were very successful. Philippe Hiquily’s dining table in hammered brass and glass soared to €283,500, well over its high estimate. The mirror with a black talosel frame by Line Vautrin sold for €200,000, four times its high estimate, and achieved a record for the model.
The Design sale will offer a wide selection of French creations, representing different periods: from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, the 40-50s, and the 70s to contemporary design. These include Émile Gallé, Claude Lalanne, Jean Prouvé, Jean-Michel Frank, Serge Manzon, Louis Majorelle, André Arbus, Serge Mouille and Charlotte Perriand.
The auction continues with the sale of a collection from a Venetian palace, which was completely redesigned by Pucci de Rossi. He remodeled the pieces in a Venetian neo-baroque style with postmodern design from the 80s and 90s; his creations, sometimes unique, coexist with unique pieces of André Dubreuil or Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti. This fantastic and unusual ensemble integrates Carlo Bugatti's furniture and combines works of contemporary art by Alain Jacquet, Tetsumi Kudo or Robert Combas.