14.10.15: Artcurial

The ideal apartment

Artcurial, a key international player in the Design market is, for the second time, organising an exceptional Design auction during the FIAC, on 27 October. Profiting from the presence in Paris of collectors from around the world, the auction house is reaffirming its commitment to this important area of contemporary creation.

Following the success of the solo sale dedicated to Ron Arad, last October, a selection of 20 pieces will once again be offered at auction, with the aim of bringing together, albeit briefly, the ideal collection. Assembled by Emmanuel Berard, director of the Design Department, and Fabien Naudan, Vice-President of Artcurial, the works reflect the diverse nature of Design with major, iconic pieces that are unique for their origins, scale and provenance.

They will undoubtedly appeal to the most demanding international collectors. Scandinavian Design (with an extremely rare Bone Chair by Finn Juhl), Italian Design (with the enormous floor lamp Moloch by Gaetano Pesce and an exceptional hanging light by Ettore Sottsass from the late 50s, not seen at auction until now), French Masters (Charlotte Perriand and of course Jean Prouvé with Trapèze, a unique table from the refectory of the Cité U d’Anthony), will all be represented along with contemporary work (by Marc Newson and Ron Arad) and also pieces by the forefathers of modern design (Robert Mallet-Stevens, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld and Jean Royère…).




Finn Juhl, Bone Chair, 1944, teak and cognac leather, Niels Vodder edition (estimate 80 000 – 100 000 Euro, 90 000 – 110 000 USD)

Marc Newson, Orgone stretch lounge, 1993 - © Artcurial Kopie

Marc Newson, Orgone Stretch Lounge, Mirror polished aluminium and black paint, edition of 6 (estimate : 400 000 – 500 000 Euro / 450 000 – 560 000 USD)


Charlotte Perriand, wall-mounted bookcase, circa 1950, production Atelier Jean Prouvé, provenance : family of Jean Prouvé (estimate : 40 000 – 60 00 Euro / 44 700 – 67 000 USD)