Fredrik Paulsen plays Mikado -and it’s a serious affair

Swedish-Serbian designer Fredrik Paulsen recently presented his last series of furniture, titled "Mikado", at the Torri gallery in Paris. Paulsen has deconstructed the function of a chair, reducing its form to a series of horizontal and vertical plane lines rising from the ground. 

The stained pine-wood armchairs, chairs and bench sometimes echoes famous ancestors, such as the Thonet armchair,  their rigid lines revealing of Paulsen's fondness for contemporary architecture. 

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These were the Days…

Thanks to their daughter, Paula, Robin & Lucienne Day (star designer couple whose input to the British Modern design is equivalent to what Charles & Ray Eames brought to the US) are in the limelight again. London-based design store twentytwentyone is hosting a selling exhibition of almost a hundred pieces of furniture and objects from Robin and Lucienne Day’s home. The designers, who spent 70 years living together (until Lucienne's death in 2010, followed a few months later by Robin Day's), collected or made each of those pieces, gathered and exhibited for the first time.

Timeless Bauhaus Design at Auctionata

German auction house Auctionata announced an exceptionnal Bauhaus Design sale to be held on June 2nd (both in Berlin and online). With such prominent names as Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, El Lissitzky or Marianne Brandt , this auction features works by all the great designers of the Bauhaus movement, which began in Weimar, 1919. The Bogler & Lindig ceramic tea set (see after the jump), made between 1925 and 1930, is just one of the auction highlights. The set includes the famous “Kombinationskanne”, designed by ceramicist Theodor Bogler and made by his colleague and brother-in-law Otto Lindig, who also designed and made the milk jug and sugar bowl that complete the set. The ensemble is a perfect example of modern, timeless Bauhaus design and is truly unique due to the combination of objects and their very good condition (starting prices from 200€ for the Marianne Brandt's lamp below).

Phillips London, Photographs

Irving Penn, Hoyningen-Huene, Lee Friedlander, Guy Bourdin, Stephane Laniray, Terry Richardson, Edward Weston, David Bailey... Phillips will auction in London an intriguing collection of photographs on May, 8th, with estimates starting from £1,000 - 2,000. You can bid online and live, here. Irving Penn, Hoyningen-Huene, Lee Friedlander, Guy Bourdin, Stephane Laniray, Terry Richardson, Edward Weston, David Bailey... La maison de ventes Phillips met aux enchères à Londres, le 8 mai, une intrigante série de photographies. Les estimations débutent à 1000 - 2000 £. Si vous souhaitez enchérir en direct, en ligne, c'est ici.

Masters of Design: maîtres aux enchères, Philips

La maison de ventes Philips de Pury & Company a réuni de rares pièces de designers comme Line Vautrin, Jean Prouvé, Max Ingrand, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Jean Royère, Serge Mouille ou Piero Fornasetti pour la vente aux enchères "Masters of Design" (les "maîtres du design"). Philips de Pury & Company auction house gathered a selection of rare 50 pieces by such designers as Line Vautrin, Jean Prouvé, Max Ingrand, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Jean Royère, Serge Mouille or Piero Fornasetti for their "Masters of Design" auction in New York.