Today is an especially glorious day to be exploring collectible design in Paris! We are grateful to share the day with several design enthusiasts on our visits to the Biennale des Antiquaires, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, several galleries and finally the private atelier of Jeanne Lanvin.
Here are a few photos from some of our stops. Enjoy!
1. Wendell Castle sculpture at Carpenters Workshop Gallery at the Biennale des Antiquaires
2. Eileen Gray’s Table aux Chairs also at the Biennale des Antiquaires
Architectural Digest sponsored Interiors designer showcase at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. This year each interior designer received an object from the museums permanent collection and an object from a Paris-based gallery to feature in their interiors.
3. Chahan Minassian luxurious and grand yet intimate interior featuring a desk by César from the 1960s and a collection of swords, as well as inviting bench seats in warm colours.
4. photo credit: Adelto, Luis Laplace has a story to tell: the story of Porfirio Rubirosa, a mid-20th-century Latin playboy who loved luxury as much as women. Laplace translates this plotline into an antechamber for a Latin lover, a colorful yet structured space centering around a finely-crafted desk by Clément Mère from the 1920s.
5. Photo credit: Adelto, Tristan Auer has dreamed up a dressing room fit for a modern dandy. At its center, a 1970s neon ceiling lamp, Monumental by Michel Boyer, illuminates the four facets of a socialite’s life — fittings for work, leisure moments, evenings and accessories.
6. Jean Lanvin’s “table aux oiseau” at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
7. Jeanne Lanvin’s private atelier on rue Faubourg Saint Honoré
It’s been a wonderful day. Thanks to all who participated!
x Elizabeth and Susan