S otheby’s September Design sale in Paris features a large panel of works of the 20th century, spanning from Carlo Bugatti to François-Xavier Lalanne. The sale is distinguished by a selection of Art deco pieces by Paul Dupré Lafon, Jacques Adnet, Edgard Brandt, midcentury pieces by Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé, 60’s and 70’s iconic design by Joe Colombo, Warren Platner, and contemporary pieces by Yonel Lebovici, and Garouste et Bonetti.
Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé : An Iconic Duo
Both architect and designer, Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé have influenced the 20th century decorative arts with their modernist visions. They focus on the object's function, liberating themselves from current aesthetic elements to explore the use of new materials such as metal as well as new manufacturing techniques.
Co-founders of the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM) in 1929, their common creative vision led them to collaborate on large-scale projects such as the furnishing of the Jean Zay university residences in Antony or the artistic co-direction of the Steph Simon Gallery,