I found my new favorite gallery! I was profiting an evening off and walking around few days ago and accidentally saw the most interesting gallery; L’Atelier 55. The three floors are FULL of antique furniture, art, candles and small decoration pieces, everything from Ettore Sottsass to Pierre Jeanneret and Murano glass objects. As an opposite from usual galleries, which tend to be very distant and a bit scary to enter, L’Atelier 55 has more a boutique-like atmosphere with even prices put on everything. I might have to go back for the Murano glass ashtrays seen above. L’Atelier 55, 8 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris
I moved my office another day to the lounge of Le Pigalle hotel. They have the most gorgeous DS600 sofa in beautiful dark brown and some other dreamy pieces such as chairs from Mies van der Rohe and UltraFragola Mirror from Ettore Sottsass. I don’t mind working in such an inspiring environment. I would highly recommend to stop by for a coffee or cocktails.
As I mentioned my current crush on Memphis group (which comes and goes), I wanted to share also these black and white ceramics by Ettore Sottsass. So, so good.
CALICI MILANESI by Agustina Bottoni
Arno by Michele de Lucci
Gallery hopping has been my favorite activity during the hot days this July (+37 degrees yesterday, could we have some rain please?). I spotted the Arno glasses by Michele de Lucci in A1043 gallery, which remind me of Ettore Sottsass in a minimal way and I absolutely adore them! Yes, maybe it’s from the heat, but I’m currently very into Memphis movement.
The martini glass on the right is by Milan based Argentinian designer Agustina Bottoni.
You know the pink mirror that everyone always takes mirror pictures with at Pigalle Hotel in Paris? As much as I admire Ettore Sottsass’ work, I wasn’t too big fan of it. Until now, when I came across to this photo above. Would be a perfect contrast in the old Paris apartments.
Also I’m very excited for the approaching weekend. There will be an Ettore Sottsass exhibition at Gallery Downtown in Paris starting on Friday and Fiac, a contemporary art fair, starting tomorrow.
Galerie Yves Gastou – Facade designed by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass table and Shiro Kuramata chairs at Nicolas Ghesquiere’s Paris apartment.