This close-up of an end table from the designer’s famed Cityscape series from the 1970s showcases his deftness with materials, like chrome-plated steel and brass, for a now-iconic form that serious contemporary collectors keep an out for every chance one becomes available.
The Stained mahogany finish looks lustrous on this pair of step tables. The Asian influence is immediately felt in these designs, and the group retails for $1,800.
Produced by Fish Design Editioned Resin for influential design gallery Moss in 2007, this piece from the celebrated designer ($1,800 retail) is an expressive work that has collectors salivating. Pesce’s solo booth at Design Miami/ with Salon 94 in December 2016 demonstrated renewed interest in his work with a smaller vase fetching nearly five times the estimated price.
Boundary-pushing is all part of Van De Straeten’s M.O. A lover of craft and artisanship, the French designer never strays from strong materials. The limited-edition Cosmos mirror is made from Hammered and patinated brass, patinated bronze.
A valet is always a good idea. This version features stitched leather and brass by a true design master. “The personal valet is an antiquated typology. Why, I don’t know,” says Alexandra Gilbert. “Why retire your favorite garments by slinging it over a chair or pooling it on the floor when you can hang them respectfully on this leather-wrapped frame? Adnet was a celebrated deco-era designer, who taught and directed various professional groups of his peers, and received numerous commissions, including that of the private apartments of the French president at Elysée Palace.”
One of the industry’s lauded “It Designers” turns out an impressive set. A stunning table and eight chairs carved from one enormous block of expanded polystyrene and then dipped in rubber.
Nineteen fifty-three saw the debut of one of Mouille’s most recognizable forms. “This pair is of vintage production, meaning they are most desirable because they were produced in Mouille’s own atelier,” relays Alexandra Gilbert. “Mouille was exhibited alongside Isamu Noguchi, Jean Prouvé, and Charlotte Perriand. His lights are sculptural and often bordering on anthropomorphic, so they undoubtedly bring character to any space.”