Hervé van der Straeten - Design New York Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Literature

    La Galerie Flore, Hervé van der Straeten: Profusion, Brussels, 2016, p. 75 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    Hervé Van der Straeten brings a contemporary spirit to his interiors and furnishings, establishing himself amongst the finest French designers working in the twenty-first century. Van der Straeten trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and began his career by making jewelry, which was critically recognized for its sculptural refinement. He soon began to design furniture, approaching wood and bronze with the same architectonic precision and mobile sensibility as his jewels. The present lots indeed recall Van der Straeten’s tenure in jewelry-making while also displaying his mastery of patinated bronze. The interlocking bronze rings of the Volubile light descend from the ceiling in a fantastic expression of mobility, while the Anneau (“Ring”) console renders the eponymous circular base balancing a slab of ebonized pearwood, creating a tactile and visual delight. An acclaimed furnituremaker, Van der Straeten’s works are installed at the Elysée Palace, Paris, and are in the permanent collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

Property from a Robert Couturier Interior


"Volubile" ceiling light, model no. 306

Patinated bronze.
38 in. (96.5 cm) drop
From the edition of 50 plus 1 artist's proof.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $40,320

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New York Auction 7 June 2022