1 What projects have you worked on lately?
The gallery’s 25th anniversary is this September and I have been working on a special catalogue to mark the occasion. The book will retrace the last 25 years and focus on the 25 pieces I liked best. I’m also standing at the Lapada fair in September and opening a new space in Paris.
I started the business in Paris, but later moved to Berlin. My life has changed, my desires are different and today I want to return to Paris because it’s the epicentre of the Art Deco market. The opening will take place by the end of the year.
2 What is one great discovery you have made?
A Linolum desk c.1928 by the designer Eyre de Lanux. A dealer brought it to me and thought it was Jean Michel Frank. It was only after some research, as it was not signed, that I discovered it was Eyre. It later featured in Karl Lagerfeld’s collection.
3 What is something you would love to get your hands on – a ‘holy grail’ in your area?
The pirogue sofa by Eileen Gray. It is above all a piece of furniture that reminds me of crossing a river, the river of life.
4 What is your favourite appearance of an antique in a film, play or book?
In the silent film Our Modern Maidens (US, 1929) there is a painting by Jean Dupas above the fireplace, of which I own the execution size ink, bought from [the French fashion designer] Thierry Mugler.
5 Real ale or espresso martini?
Vodka on the rocks.
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