Around one hundred designer pieces
Thursday 9th November 2017 – 7pm – VIA Gallery
Exhibition at the VIA Gallery from 2nd to 9th November
VIA, spearheading French design, is offering the exceptional opportunity to bid on designers’ emblematic pieces. The items on sale have been acquired by VIA for expositions put on across several decades, some of them are design gems now impossible-to-find on the market and all of them are fascinating.
The proceeds will be put towards its ongoing mission of promoting and supporting creativity and innovation in the furnishings and living environments sector.
The sale will be carried out by auction house Maître Collin du Bocage with expert Anne Bossennec wielding the gavel.
Notable pieces :
- Bureau 89 by Sylvain Dubuisson, designed for the Ministry for Culture in 1989, a number of other examples of which are housed in the collections of the Musées des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and Montreal ;
- Legendary Prisunic furniture, specially recreated by artisans for the Prisunic exposition in 2008, with Marc Viadis’ chaises-longues which can be transformed into chairs, or Jean-Pierre Garrault’s sofa in sixteen adjustable parts ;
- Jean Nouvel’s 2011 Elementaire Simple Bridge armchair, production of which Ligne Roset design house has ceased ;
- The famous seat designed by Xavier Pauchard in 1930, which is still produced by Tolix design house ;
- Christophe Pillet’s Slow Love chair from Xo design house, production of which has ceased ;
- A selection of furniture from the Fil collection, created in 2011 by François Azambourg;
- Two Grand Louvre desks by Jean-Michel Wilmotte ;
- Philippe Starck’s rare Stanton Mick light screen, produced in 1978 by Electrorama ;
- The Monacca 3D moulded cedar wood table by Japanese designer Takumi Shimamura ;
- The Paire-La-Chaise chair created by artist François Morellet and his son, from a limited edition numbered series ;
- A pair of Martin Szekely’s Toro chairs, from a small series produced by Neotu in 1987 ;
- Philippe Starck’s 3 Suisses furniture, which is now untraceable, like the Joe Ship table.