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Fashion designer Kenzo Takada’s furniture collection heads to auction in Paris

Furniture and objet d’art from the Paris home of late fashion designer Kenzo Takada will go under the hammer on 11 May 2021 via Artcurial.

Kenzo Takada died in October 2020 at the age of 81, and Artcurial’s auction brings together 600 pieces of art and design and 150 fashion items from the closet of his St-Germain Des Près apartment.

Kenzo Takada’s bedroom, via Youtube

‘As with his couture, he knew how to bring different cultures together in this Parisian apartment where he lived for the last 15 years of his life’, said Arthural’s Associate Director Stéphane Aubert.

Takada filled the Haussmann-style flat with Chinese ceramics, Pre-Columbian Tribal art and contemporary photography and paintings, including Ming dynasty vases, a 3rd century Buddha torso, Baccarat and Murano glassware.

His taste in furniture was similarly expansive, with lots including a large wooden Han-period Hinoki horse, Art Deco European furnishings and a large crystal chandelier.

‘Kenzo Takada Collection’ is on show to the public until 8 May 2021, with the physical auction on 11 May 2021 at 10 am and 2 pm. An online-only auction of Takada’s couture will run until 12 May. See Artcurial for more details.

The lounge of Kenzo Takada’s Paris apartment, via Youtube
Kenzo Takada’s study with an origami crane wall installation, shelving and sketches on his large dining table. Via Youtube

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