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The alleys of Paul Bert Serpette, Stéphane Girardot already knows them, and even perfectly because a large part of his career was here. Back to basics for this expert who invites you to go back in time to discover the poetic-mechanical world of ancient watchmaking. What is your background ? I have…
The story of Akiko and Christophe Kabache is that of a meeting in the middle of the antiques of the Puces de la Porte de Vanves. Linked by a common passion, the love of beautiful objects, which brought them to the alleys of Paul Bert Serpette where they now settle to present the most beautiful…
ALESSANDRO MENDINI (1931-2019) Until 1959, Alessandro Mendini followed the royal path of Italian designers: a Milanese childhood with parents fond of contemporary art, studies of architecture at the Politecnico But he was one of the first to rebel against the diktat of monastic modernism from of "…
Anchored in French tradition, Pierre Chapo freed himself from the industrial nature of post-war furniture to approach craftsmanship, placing refinement and woodworking at the heart of his creations. Born in Paris in 1927 into a family of craftsmen, Pierre Chapo discovered a passion for wood at a…
A pioneer of Swiss industrial design, Willy Guhl left us a legacy of iconic furniture, using new materials. Forms reduced to the essentials, purity of design, an optimized design that will mark the history of furniture. Son of a carpenter, Willy Guhl was born in 1915 in Switzerland. He trained in…
Si selon ce jeune marchand « le beau n’a pas d’époque », il est tout de même certain que vous le trouverez dans les folies du mobilier qu’il présente sur son stand. Tout juste installé à Paul Bert Serpette, ce digne représentant d’une nouvelle génération d’antiquaires a déjà tout d’un grand, alors…
Recently installed in the alleys of Paul Bert Serpette, this Franco-Hungarian couple passionate about art and design honors artists from Eastern Europe and carefully selected design pieces. A committed choice, nourished by the contribution of their two cultures on a stand in their image, where love…
Brazilian bedside table by Joaquim Tenreiro   This bedside table is a little jewel of the creation of the great master of Brazilian modernist design Joaquim Tenreiro. Resting on four legs of tapered square section, it presents a drawer with a round wooden handle on the front. Created in the early…
Born in September 11, 1881 from a family of musicians Jacques Lehmann (known as Jacques Nam) is a French sculptor, engraver, draftsman and lacquerer. His initiation to art took place in his early childhood when, already fascinated by animals, Jacques trained by drawing his parents' cats. This…
At the origin of a real family saga, Carlo Bugatti continues to fascinate today. Father of the famous sculptor of animal bronzes Rembrandt and of the no less famous car manufacturer Ettore, he distinguished himself through the creation of astonishing exceptional furniture with an unparalleled style…
Prestigious signatures, Mario Bellini, Gae Aulenti, Charles & Ray Eames, Joe Colombo, Pierre Paulin, Willy Rizzo, Pierre Chapo... Furniture from the reconstruction signed Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, René Gabriel... Brazilian names, Sergio Rodriguez, Joaquim Tenreiro... In…
From the 1950s, designers made the fireside chair - small armchairs without armrests, an essential creation in their body of creation: compact, multifunctional, it could be used just as well in the corner of a room in a bedroom, as a pair in an entrance or in a group in a school, hospital or…
Enter the luxurious vintage setting of Jean-Marc Hervier, tinged with glamor and a rock spirit, skilfully mixing pieces from great Italian, American and French designers. An eye seasoned by a career in fashion and events, at the service of the love for decoration... What is your background ? I…
Inro, kogo, natsume, bento, there are a multitude of boxes in Japan... To place ointments, incense, tea, delicacies, or to hide secrets, Japanese boxes are also a great playground for lacquer artists . Vanessa Rau looks today at a superb lacquered wooden box from the Edo era. We are in the presence…
Deeply rooted in the history of the Decorative Arts of the 20th century, Georges Jouve is today the most sought after and most expensive ceramist. Free forms, sober, generous materials, make the work of this ceramist a work of incredible originality. Dear at the heart of Edouard Demachy and the…
On the occasion of the exhibition of drawings by Christelle Téa at the Rage Gallery, "The spirit of the Flea Market in the alleys of Paul Bert Serpette", Christelle talks to us today about her experience within the Market both as as an artist as a lover of antiques... - What were your first…
Virtuosity of the gesture, delicacy of the colors, today our gaze stops on a work by Julie Buchet, Les Roses Trémières. This painting, witness to the artist's love for nature, is the favorite that Olivier Colonna invites us to discover. Born Julie Marie Clémence Lainé in Bourges, Julie Buchet lived…
If there is no doubt that objects play with our emotions, François-Xavier Courrèges, he plays with objects by making them talk brilliantly on his booth. Pierre Sala, Gaetano Pesce or Enzo Mari, are all iconic names in the French and Italian design that you will find in the scenographies of this new…
FCP CORIDON present his new exhibition-sale: 62 canes from Africa   SCULPTING IS MEANING   Whether they are canes of authority or dignitaries, scepters of command or dancing sticks, they have all been sculpted with a particular purpose: to signify. Highly symbolic, these objects materialized power…
Newly installed at Paul Bert Serpette, Caroliny Pereira and Vladimir Igrosanac are both driven by the same passion, Brazilian modernist design. Refined but no less sensual lines, this up-to-date furniture with rare wood species will undoubtedly arouse your curiosity... Brazilian modernism was born…
Designed in 1956, the Tulip Table shakes up furniture codes, with its organic style representative of Eero Saarinen's work. With its fluid and elegant curves, this table still seduces design enthusiasts today and remains a best-seller... Eero Saarinen has been immersed in design since his childhood…
Perfectly summing up the spirit of the 80s, the Ará lamp is today the choice of Nans Bouchet, who presents us this design icon, from the irrepressible Philippe Starck… Philippe Starck exhibits the characteristics of one of the few "super-designers" who succeeded in influencing a generation of…
Dock Martens shoes on her feet, dressed with her favorite musical groups t-shirts, Elodie Poupin opens the doors of her ideal 15 years old bedroom... which will certainly plunge more than one into a delicious 90s nostalgia. What is your background ? After studying at a fashion school, I worked in…
Between fascination and fantasy, the great ancient civilizations were a source of inspiration for artists and artisans in the 19th century. In 1810, the Florentine Giuseppe Micali published a work on the Etruscans. This was followed by the discovery between 1827 and 1833 of burials in Tuscany which…
This week ceramics and poetry are one with Alain Gaudebert. After an exhibition at the Galerie Avenir in the 6th arrondissement of Paris by Jean-Marc Mandalian and Nathalie Dupuis, the latter now makes it a point of honor to present on her stand the work of this artist who is dear to her, whose the…