S otheby's autumn sale of Important Design in Paris is led by a rare and exceptional set of Charlotte Perriand furniture. The owners of the collection acquired the pieces directly from the Galerie Steph Simon between 1972 and 1975 on the advice of Pierre Debeaux, then architect of their villa. The unique Eventail table is the undisputed pinnacle of this private French collection.
The sale is also distinguished by a selection of Art Nouveau works by René Lalique, contemporary design pieces by Rick Owens, and important pieces by Ron Arad, Rembrandt Bugatti, Alberto Giacometti, Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, Armand-Albert Rateau, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Jean Royère.
A magnificent set by Henri Simmen and Eugénie O'Kin, several works by François-Emile Decorchemont from an important private collection and a vase by Pierre Soulages made by the Manufacture de Sèvres - a masterpiece of contemporary ceramics - will be among the other highlights of this sale.
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