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Today at the auction held by the auction house Artcurial, people have new insights into French and Italian icons.

'Limons' green lacquered steel, solid oak and grey leather amphitheater bench with three seats


Fabien Naudan, co-founder and vice president of Artcurial, said that when Artcurial was born in 2002, there was no shortage of auction houses in the world, but there were still "opportunities to shake the ship and push boundaries." Artcurial is part of the Dassault Group and originated in the aircraft industry. Compared with its heavyweight competitors, for example, "customized private jets can land anywhere and carry 300 passengers across the Atlantic." It may not be the place where the most expensive things in the world are released

, But if you want to associate your work with a fascinating story and unique experience, then this is undoubtedly the first choice.

Artcurial's DNA is always looking for new, cross-domain concepts and dialogues, and will never use successful ideas until it is compressed. As a result, like last year’s CREAM, Artcurial’s sales have become a cultural case study that outlines the urban culture of the United States over the past three decades. As a side effect, the world of design is open to new audiences. A good example is the "Black" auction in 2006, which showed black items in an all-black interior. A customer who claimed to be "hate design" bought some armchairs by design idol Joe Colombo (Joe Colombo) .

The principle of providing new perspectives on familiar things applies to one-off sales and annual sales, such as focusing on French, Scandinavian and

. The auction on November 19 was no exception, which featured French and Italian products.

BBPR Studio-the architect behind Milan's iconic Velasca Tower-is Artcurial's Italian headlines. To be auctioned tomorrow are two ceiling lamps from BBPR's only project in India. The lamp is a true pioneer of the postmodernist approach. It is based on the lamps produced by the Italian company Arteluce in 1962 and assembled by lamps of various sizes designed by the company's founder Gino Sarfatti.

Another unique piece is the chandelier, which was designed by Jean Royère for the Iran House of the International City University of Paris. Iran House is one of the boldest structural designs in the 1960s. It was led by the Shah of Iran to provide student accommodation for the future elite of the country. André Bloc and Claude Parent were in charge of the construction project, and Jean Royère, who had previously been entrusted by the king and his spouse, installed the director’s apartment On the top floor, this chandelier occupies a central position.

The sideboard "En forme" by Charlotte Perriand is reminiscent of the designer's connection with Japan. Invited to advise on the development of industrial design in the country, Perriand discovered the Japanese philosophy of life, which resonated with her creative attitude and profoundly influenced her subsequent work.

Furniture with enhanced functions is also interesting, such as Jean Prouvé's triple-folding chair or a bed based on his original design for university dormitories, complete with bedside tables and bookshelves. Augusto Romano's armchairs have armrests that turn into mini shelves that can be filled with ashtrays from the 1940s, books or iPhones from 2019. Carlo Scarpa’s showcase showcases the architect’s disruptive contribution to the museum’s exhibition design.

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Stand out among the impressive choices

Pieces. In the installation, luminous objects made of copper and gold leaf paper are filled in a large copper-clad table, paying tribute to the late master's lifelong exploration of reflection and shadow. §

Unique suspension technology of Jean Royere, 1969

'Limons' green lacquered steel, solid oak and grey leather mod. 456'Cité' bed with bedside


The'Design Italien' and'Design' auctions will be held on November 19.

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