Christie’s Paris Design Sales Achieved A Total Of €9,384,875

Christie’s Design sales in Paris totaled €9,384,875 over two live sales including De la fonction à la collection : Stéphane Danant, une passion pour le design et l’art français des années 1955-1975. With remarkable results and several world records, collectors from all around the world were presented with very rare and iconic pieces.

Agathe de Bazin, Head of Sales: “In line with the prestigious collections offered by Christie’s Paris this season, we are delighted to have presented Stéphane Danant’s private collection. His stunning selection of pieces by French designers from the second half of the 20th century attracted considerable interest from international collectors and achieved an incredible number of 11 world auction records for some of the most emblematic French designers represented in the sale.

Likewise, the strong results of our Design sale, which attracted bidders from 25 countries, demonstrates once again Christie’s Paris’ central place in the global market and the continuing appetite for iconic figures such as the Giacometti brothers and the Lalanne couple.”

Design | 1 June

TOTAL: €7,712,37592% sold by value | Bidders from 25 countries

Christie's Paris Design Sales Achieved A Total Of €9,384,875
FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008)
‘MOUTON DE LAINE,’ 1969
Price realized: €860,000

The Design sale totaled €7,712,375, with 92% sold by value. The sale was led by an iconic Mouton de Laine by François-Xavier Lalanne which achieved an outstanding €860,000. Other highlights included an exceptional table SAM TROPIQUE N.503 by Jean Prouvé, which sold for €275,000, a Carcasse table by Diego Giacometti which achieved €524,000, and a table lamp Bougeoir by the same artist sold for €187,500 — more than doubling the pre-sale estimate.

De la fonction à la collection : Stéphane Danant, une passion pour le design et l’art français des années 1955-1975 | 1 June

TOTAL: €1,672,500

92% sold by value | World auction record established for 11 artists including César, René-Jean Caillette, and Matthieu Lehanneur.

Christie's Paris Design Sales Achieved A Total Of €9,384,875
CÉSAR (1921-1998)
TABLE ‘EXPANSION’, PIÈCE UNIQUE, 1977
Price realized: $312,500

Following the success of the private sales collection in Paris, De la fonction à la collection : Stéphane Danant, une passion pour le design et l’art français des années 1955-1975 attracted buyers from all around the world and totaled €1,672,500. With 92% sold by value, Stéphane Danant’s fine collection of French designers’ creations achieved strong results including an outstanding number of 11 world auction records established.

Among these incredible results, the unique piece Expansion by César, was the top lot of this sale and sold for €312,500. Exceptional pieces by René-Jean Caillette, François Arnal, Etienne Fermigier, Raoul Raba, Henri Lesêtre, Jean-Pierre Vitrac, Mathieu Lehanneur, Jacques Henri Varichon, Jean Dudon and Olivier Mourgue.

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Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had auction sales in the first half of 2019 that totalled £2.2 billion / $2.8 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectables, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

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