Basel Chronicles III - Exploring Design Miami/ Basel 12- 17 JUNE 2018

 
 

 Design Miami/ Basel is the art and design forum where the world's finest galleries present every year the best of collectable design and furniture, lighting and objets d’art.  
For its 13th edition which took place this year, Design Miami/ Basel returned to its iconic location on Messeplatz 10, inviting forty-three leading international galleries to present an exciting blend of fresh creative projects and iconic designs.
The exhibitors are purveyors of remarkable and often rare design pieces from the early twentieth-century artistic periods such as Art Nouveau and La Belle Epoque, as well as  Art Déco or Mid-Century design to the present day, with some galleries specialising exclusively in unique eighteenth and nineteenth-century antiques. 
I was delighted to visit  this edition which once again celebrated excellence in fine art and design. Here are my highlights.

 

 
 Design Miami/Basel ⓒ  James Harris

Design Miami/Basel ⓒ James Harris

 

Caterina Tognon - Venice

 One of the leading European galleries specialising in glassworks, Caterina Tognon made its first appearance at Design Miami/ Basel this year.
The gallery represents international contemporary artists and designers working mainly with glass as well as the Studio Glass movement.

The exhibition ‘Phytomorphism and Contemporary Glass’ presented at Design Miami/ Basel this year brought on the spotlight artists such as Cristiano Bianchin, Václav Cigler, Gaetano Pesce, Lilla Tabasso, Giorgio Vigna, Toots Zynsky .

Gallery Caterina Tognon

Ca' Nova di Palazzo Treves in Corte Barozzi
San Marco 2158 | 30124 Venezia | Italia

+39 041 520 15 66 | +39 348 856 18 18
info@caterinatognon.com
www.caterinatognon.com

 

 
 Caterina Tognon stand at Design Miami/ Basel June 2018, ⓒ  James Harris

Caterina Tognon stand at Design Miami/ Basel June 2018, ⓒ James Harris

 Caterina Tognon stand at Design Miami/ Basel June 2018, On display Toots Zynsky's  Vivere  (center) H 51 x 41 x 34 cm 35.5 x 77.5 x 28 cm and  Scia  (right), Providence 2016, fillet de verre ⓒ  James Harris

Caterina Tognon stand at Design Miami/ Basel June 2018,
On display Toots Zynsky's Vivere (center) H 51 x 41 x 34 cm 35.5 x 77.5 x 28 cm and Scia (right), Providence 2016, fillet de verre ⓒ James Harris

 

Galerie Patrick Seguin - Paris, London

Parisian gallery Patrick Seguin specialises in mid-twentieth-century French design aesthetics and is among the galleries that have exhibited at Design Miami/ Basel since the first edition. 
Since its opening in 1989, the gallery has been promoting the extraordinary oeuvres of Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, Jean NouvelCharlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, and Jean Royère, reestablishing their place of honour on the international design scene.
Showing a particular interest in Jean Prouvé's body of work, Galerie Patrick Seguin has been collecting his furniture for over twenty-five years, along with his demountables houses. Today the gallery holds the most important collection of these demountable houses, which most of them are unique examples or limited series. 
With gallery spaces in Paris Bastille and Mayfair London - opened in October 2015,  Patrick Seguin organises regularly shows that bring to spotlight these unique creations. 
The gallery hosts exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Venice Biennale, and the Musée des Beaux Arts in Nancy, France. It also published a series of monographic volumes about the life and oeuvre of this fascinating generation of designers and architects. 
In 2017, Patrick Seguin was awarded the title Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

 
 

Galerie Patrick Seguin Paris

5 rue des Taillandiers F-75011
 Paris

+33 (0) 1 47 00 32 35
info@patrickseguin.com 
www.patrickseguin.com

Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm

Galerie Patrick Seguin London

45-47 Brook St - Mayfair
London W1K 4HN

+44 (0) 207 499 7766
info@patrickseguin.com
www.patrickseguin.com

Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6:30pm

 
 Jean Royère furniture setting at Galerie Patrick Seguin - Design Miami/ Basel, June 2018 ⓒ  James Harris

Jean Royère furniture setting at Galerie Patrick Seguin - Design Miami/ Basel, June 2018 ⓒ James Harris

 Jean Royere armchair

Jean Royere armchair

 Jean Royere's Bridge chair and Crosillon Desk , CA. 1955

Jean Royere's Bridge chair and Crosillon Desk , CA. 1955

 Jean Prouvé room setting at Galerie Patrick Seguin - Design Miami/ Basel with Casino Solvay Table, CA. 1942 (center) and Scal No. 450 BED CA. 1951 (right) ⓒ  James Harris

Jean Prouvé room setting at Galerie Patrick Seguin - Design Miami/ Basel with Casino Solvay Table, CA. 1942 (center) and Scal No. 450 BED CA. 1951 (right) ⓒ James Harris

Elisabetta Cipriani - London

 

Elisabetta Cipriani appoints internationally renowned artists to design her collections of exclusive wearable artworks in series of 12 or as limited editions, using precious materials. 
Since its opening in 2009, the gallery has exclusively collaborated with established contemporary artists, such as Carlos Cruz-Diez, Rebecca Horn, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Jannis Kounellis, Giorgio Vigna, and Ai Weiwei, reinventing new artistic disciplines, concepts, and aesthetics and translating them into jewellery.
In February 2018 Elisabetta Cipriani founded EC Lab, a project destined to promote and encourage a fresh generation of artists and designers to create and experiment this original concept by approaching new aesthetics and the use of different materials.
EC Lab also supports the expansion of the gallery’s circle of collectors of wearable art and addresses those who are interested in exploring this novel approach for the first time.

 

Elisabetta Cipriani London

23 Heddon Street, 1st floor
London W1B 4BQ
United Kingdom

+442072875675
info@elisabettacipriani.com
www.elisabettacipriani.com

 
 Elisabetta Cipriani jewellery display at Design Miami/ Basel, June 2018 ⓒ  James Harris

Elisabetta Cipriani jewellery display at Design Miami/ Basel, June 2018 ⓒ James Harris

 Elisabetta Cipriani jewellery display at Design Miami/ Basel, 12 - 17 June 2018 ⓒ  James Harris

Elisabetta Cipriani jewellery display at Design Miami/ Basel, 12 - 17 June 2018 ⓒ James Harris

 

Galerie Eric Philippe- Paris

 Eric Philippe has been a reference name in the world of collectable design since 1980 when he opened his eponymous gallery in Central Paris.
 His field of expertise extends throughout the twentieth-century furniture, more specifically, Scandinavian Design and Decorative Arts from 1900 to 1960, French Decorative Arts from 1920 to 1950, American Design from 1940 à 1960 and Austrian Decorative Arts from 1900 to 1930. The gallery also specialises in the work of the illustrious interior designer of the 1930’s, Jean-Michel Frank to whom it dedicated its first exhibition. Eric Philippe is a member of the  Compagnie Nationale des Experts affiliated to the European Confederation of Art Experts (CEDEA). 
Throughout the years, the gallery has hosted twenty-five other notable exhibitions that brought into spotlight architects and designers, as well as artistic movements, each of them accompanied by a printed catalogue. Some of the most recent shows include Axel Einar Hjorth, Swedish Grace, Paavo Tynell and Finnish design, or the American modernists James Mont and Paul László.
At Design Miami/ Basel this year, Eric Philippe Gallery put on show a collection of rare historical furniture, skilfully coordinating different styles and designers such as Frank Lloyd-Wright, Paul László, Ingrid Hellman-Knafve, Jacques Lenoble or Jacques Adnet.

 

Galerie Eric Philippe

25, Galerie Véro-Dodat
75001 Paris

Tel. +33 (0)1 42 33 28 26
ericphil@wanadoo.fr

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday  11 am - 7 pm
Saturday 11 am - 6 pm, or by appointment

 
 Dining room setting with Frank Lloyd Wright chairs at Galerie Eric Philippe - Design Miami/ Basel ⓒ  James Harris

Dining room setting with Frank Lloyd Wright chairs at Galerie Eric Philippe - Design Miami/ Basel ⓒ James Harris

 Galerie Eric Philippe - Design Miami/ Basel ⓒ  James Harris

Galerie Eric Philippe - Design Miami/ Basel ⓒ James Harris

 Coffee table, Jacques Adnet and Jacques Lenoble, ca 1950 ⓒ Galerie Eric Philippe Oak and ceramic tiles; size 109 x 109 x 45.5 cm

Coffee table, Jacques Adnet and Jacques Lenoble, ca 1950 ⓒ Galerie Eric Philippe
Oak and ceramic tiles; size 109 x 109 x 45.5 cm

 Galerie Eric Philippe - DesignMiami/ Art Basel; on display Peter Danko oak bench, USA 1973 (center) Ingrid Hellman-Knafve rug, Sweden, circa 1950, Paul Laszlo lucite dark gray-blue lacquered wood and steel bench, USA 1958 (background)

Galerie Eric Philippe - DesignMiami/ Art Basel; on display Peter Danko oak bench, USA 1973 (center) Ingrid Hellman-Knafve rug, Sweden, circa 1950, Paul Laszlo lucite dark gray-blue lacquered wood and steel bench, USA 1958 (background)

Jacques Lacoste - Paris

 

 Grandson of Jean René Lacoste - the famous French tennis player, Jacques Lacoste made a name for himself by following his passion for collectable furniture and 20th-century Decorative Arts. As a consequence, he opened his eponymous gallery his mission being to promote French Design of the 1950s and revive uniques oeuvres d’art. 
Jacques Lacoste has dedicated his work to the 1950s Decorative Arts; he collects with much sensibility Serge Mouille's lighting, the sculptures of Alexandre Noll, the ceramics of Georges Jouve, Elisabeth Joulia, Pierre Szekely, and but notably the creations of Jean Royère. Here, Royère has again his place of honour. The gallery has acquired the designer's archives in 1997 followed by other much coveted and rare pieces since Royère solely worked on commission.
Throughout the years Lacoste has been promoting Royere's creations through methodical research activity, exhibitions, and publications. Thus, the gallerist organised two Jean Royère exhibitions in Paris in 1999 and 2003, and one in New York at Sonnabend Gallery, in March 2008. He contributed with expert insight to the publication of a book on Royère, co-edited with fellow design dealer, Patrick Seguin,  published in 2012 and is currently, he is working on Jean Royere's catalogue raisonné.
In 2009 Jacques Lacoste hosted a Max Ingrand exhibition at his gallery accompanied by the book Max Ingrand : Du verre à la lumière (From glass to light) dedicated to the illustrious glassmaker, that was launched on the occasion. 
In February 2008, Jacques Lacoste opened his new gallery at 12 rue de Seine with an exhibition of works by Alexandre Noll.

Galerie Jacques Lacoste

12 rue de Seine
F-75006 Paris, France

tél. +33 1 40 20 41 82
contact@jacqueslacoste.com 
www.jacqueslacoste.com

 
 Galerie Jacques Lacoste - Design Miami/Basel 2018 ⓒ  James Harris

Galerie Jacques Lacoste - Design Miami/Basel 2018 ⓒ James Harris

 Galerie Jacques Lacoste - Design Miami/ Basel with a sofa and a pair of armchairs and a bench by  Jean Lurçat  (ca. 1927) acquired directly from the family of the first owner, Mr Georges Salles, chief curator of the Musée du Louvre Sofa in wool tapestry, embroidered with small dot, with fantastic animals decor; size: 215 x 112 x 95 cm / 84.6 x 44 x 37.4 in

Galerie Jacques Lacoste - Design Miami/ Basel with a sofa and a pair of armchairs and a bench by Jean Lurçat (ca. 1927) acquired directly from the family of the first owner, Mr Georges Salles, chief curator of the Musée du Louvre
Sofa in wool tapestry, embroidered with small dot, with fantastic animals decor; size: 215 x 112 x 95 cm / 84.6 x 44 x 37.4 in

 Pierre Chareau, Dining Table ca. 1932  Glass and painted metal; size: 70 x 80 x 80 cm Courtesy of Jacques Lacoste Gallery ⓒ  Hervé Lewandowski

Pierre Chareau, Dining Table ca. 1932
Glass and painted metal; size: 70 x 80 x 80 cm
Courtesy of Jacques Lacoste Gallery ⓒ Hervé Lewandowski

 Jean Prouve - Jacques Andre, Rare side table, 1937 Painted steel, stainless steel, acrylic; size: 43 x 71,5 x 48 cm, Courtesy of Jacques Lacoste Gallery ⓒ  Hervé Lewandowski

Jean Prouve - Jacques Andre, Rare side table, 1937
Painted steel, stainless steel, acrylic; size: 43 x 71,5 x 48 cm, Courtesy of Jacques Lacoste Gallery ⓒ Hervé Lewandowski

Lebreton Gallery - San Francisco

 

Alain Lebreton and Karim Mehanna opened Lebreton Gallery in 1999 with the desire to keep alive and promote the illustrious European and French art and design. Their distinguished collections include artist-designed furniture, postwar ceramics, and works of art.  For the 13th edition of Design Miami Lebreton presented a curated selection of ceramics, furniture and home accessories from artists  Magdalena Abakanowicz , Robert Deblander,  Eugène Fidler , Jean Miotte , Ljuba Naumovitch , Suzanne RamiéJules Wabbes

 
 Lebreton Gallery - Design Miami/Basel 2018 ⓒ  James Harris

Lebreton Gallery - Design Miami/Basel 2018 ⓒ James Harris

 Lebreton Gallery - Design Miami/Basel 2018 ⓒ  James Harris

Lebreton Gallery - Design Miami/Basel 2018 ⓒ James Harris

 Lebreton Gallery - Design Miami/Basel 2018  Left to right: 'Personnage sur un Trône' - ceramic, 18 cm, 'Vase Empreintes' in glazed ceramic (31 cm) 'Personnage dans un Fauteuil' - ceramic (15.5 cm), and Cactus (47 cm) ca. 1970 by Eugene Fidler

Lebreton Gallery - Design Miami/Basel 2018

Left to right: 'Personnage sur un Trône' - ceramic, 18 cm, 'Vase Empreintes' in glazed ceramic (31 cm) 'Personnage dans un Fauteuil' - ceramic (15.5 cm), and Cactus (47 cm) ca. 1970 by Eugene Fidler

 Lebreton Gallery - Design Miami/Basel 2018  Detail of Vase 'Empreintes' in glazed ceramic

Lebreton Gallery - Design Miami/Basel 2018

Detail of Vase 'Empreintes' in glazed ceramic

 

Galerie Régis Mathieu - Paris 

Regis Mathieu has a true passion for chandeliers and lighting with a sculptural twist.
An expert in the restoration of valuable chandeliers, Régis Mathieu is also a keen collector who sources his rare pieces during his travels worldwide - he has supplied the Galerie Lumières in Paris, with some rare pieces. 
At Mathieu Lustrerie - the family business he inherited in early 1990’s, the luxurious lighting collections have a flair of nostalgia to them and are inspired by the magnificent oeuvres of the past, without falling out of fashion. As the gallerist and designer Régis Mathieu affirms ‘contemporary and timeless are two words that perfectly describe my concept of our creations’.
Mathieu opened the doors of his eponymous gallery in 2013 in Paris and hosted an inaugural exhibition that epitomised the history of chandeliers inspired by Régis Mathieu’s book A Short History of Chandeliers.
This year the gallery exhibited distinctive collection of eclectic and provocative chandeliers and lighting that complement any contemporary interior. Much more than just simple lighting objects their creations are veritable ‘sculptures of light’, beautifully combining the goldsmithing and jewellery techniques to those of lighting design. 

 

Régis Mathieu

2, rue de Miromesnil
Paris 75008, France

+330181709280
galerie@regismathieu.com
galerieregismathieu.com

 

 
 Galerie Régis Mathieu ⓒ  James Harris

Galerie Régis Mathieu ⓒ James Harris

 Galerie Régis Mathieu - Design Miami/Basel ⓒ  James Harris

Galerie Régis Mathieu - Design Miami/Basel ⓒ James Harris

 Suspension, Alessandro Mazzucotelli (1865-1938), ca. 1904-08, Iron, and glass, 35 x H 135 cm Courtesy of Galerie Régis Mathieu

Suspension, Alessandro Mazzucotelli (1865-1938), ca. 1904-08,
Iron, and glass, 35 x H 135 cm
Courtesy of Galerie Régis Mathieu

 Chandelier, Gustave Serrurier-Bovy, ca. 1900,  Brass and iron 176 x 27 x 175 cm  Courtesy of Galerie Régis Mathieu

Chandelier, Gustave Serrurier-Bovy, ca. 1900,
Brass and iron 176 x 27 x 175 cm

Courtesy of Galerie Régis Mathieu

 Dragonfly lamp, Alessandro Mazzucotelli, ca. 1905, Iron, blue glass, cabochons, 50,5 x 47 cm Courtesy of Galerie Régis Mathieu

Dragonfly lamp, Alessandro Mazzucotelli, ca. 1905,
Iron, blue glass, cabochons, 50,5 x 47 cm
Courtesy of Galerie Régis Mathieu

 Ring Lanterns, Richard Desvallières, 1893-1962, wrought iron and frosted glass  60 x 80 cm Courtesy of Galerie Régis Mathieu

Ring Lanterns, Richard Desvallières, 1893-1962, wrought iron and frosted glass
60 x 80 cm
Courtesy of Galerie Régis Mathieu

 

Robert Zehil Gallery - Monaco 

For more than forty years, since he opened his gallery in California in 1982, Robert Zehil has been acquiring the finest collections of Art Nouveau and European Art Deco furniture and decorative art pieces, owning the most important private Art Nouveau inventory. Predominantly acquired from private collections, most of the gallery’s treasures have never been available on the market before. 
Robert Zehil Gallery constantly collaborates with museums by lending and donating works and puts on display paintings, furniture, sculpture, silverware, enamels, objets d’art, glass, ceramics, jewellery and illustrated books by the most illustrious artists from the 1890s Belle Epoque to the 1930s.
At Design Miami/ Basel his year Robert Zehil Gallery exhibited rare pieces by artists such as René Lalique,  Edgar BrandtJean Carriès , Marcel CoardPierre-Adrien DalpayratTaxile Doat, Georges de Feure , André Dubreuil, or Maurice Marinot .
The gallery is currently located in Monte Carlo, in the Casino Square, neighbouring  the sumptuous Hotel de Paris and Hotel Hermitage.

 

Robert Zehil Gallery
27 Avenue de la Costa
Monte Carlo 98000
Monaco

+37797778668
info@robertzehilgallery.com
www.robertzehilgallery.com

 
 Robert Zehil Gallery - Design Miami/Basel 2018 ⓒ  James Harris

Robert Zehil Gallery - Design Miami/Basel 2018 ⓒ James Harris

 Rare Art Deco table by Marcel Coard, 1940 gilded wrought iron snake-shaped legs and marble top, standing on a quadrangular marble-effect wood base, 108 x 78 cm  Courtesy of Robert Zehil Gallery

Rare Art Deco table by Marcel Coard, 1940
gilded wrought iron snake-shaped legs and marble top, standing on a quadrangular marble-effect wood base, 108 x 78 cm

Courtesy of Robert Zehil Gallery

 Important Art Deco vase made at Manufacture Nationale de Sevres, 1926 -36 Porcelain, 37 x 37 x 90 cm  Courtesy of Robert Zehil Gallery

Important Art Deco vase made at Manufacture Nationale de Sevres, 1926 -36
Porcelain, 37 x 37 x 90 cm

Courtesy of Robert Zehil Gallery

 Antique console in patinated wrought iron, steel and marbre and 'La Tentation' bronze and glass floor lamp by Edgar Brandt 1925 Courtesy of Robert Zehil Gallery

Antique console in patinated wrought iron, steel and marbre and 'La Tentation' bronze and glass floor lamp by Edgar Brandt 1925
Courtesy of Robert Zehil Gallery

 Robert Zehil Gallery - Design Miami/Basel 2018  Art Nouveau armchair with a pair of ´Épis de Blé’ Lalique lamps in gild bronze and moulded glass (cca 1908) and Limoges vase by Georges de Feure (cca 1900)

Robert Zehil Gallery - Design Miami/Basel 2018

Art Nouveau armchair with a pair of ´Épis de Blé’ Lalique lamps in gild bronze and moulded glass (cca 1908) and Limoges vase by Georges de Feure (cca 1900)

 Robert Zehil Gallery - Design Miami/Basel 2018  Important plate 'Landscape', Felix Bracquemond, cca 1874 - 76 Hard paste porcelain, manufactured at Halivand & Cie in the Auteuil workshop 50 cm dimaeter; Monogrammed B ⓒ  James Harris

Robert Zehil Gallery - Design Miami/Basel 2018

Important plate 'Landscape', Felix Bracquemond, cca 1874 - 76
Hard paste porcelain, manufactured at Halivand & Cie in the Auteuil workshop
50 cm dimaeter; Monogrammed B ⓒ James Harris

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