The Artcurial sale on November 23 featured 3D printed Rinck tables, Patrick Jouin accent pieces, and the sculptural ‘silver bell’ seating
As one of the most celebrated chefs working today, Alain Ducasse presides over an epicurean empire that includes 34 restaurants in seven countries. The most frequently exalted was his dining destinations in his home country of France.
Now, emblems of the iconic Paris’s Hôtel Plaza Athénée restaurant came up for auction at Artcurial on November 23.
Completing the elegant atmosphere were exquisite wood marquetry tables from Rinck, Poliform chairs, and a series of dynamic custom creations by Jouin, including the designer’s exceptional One Shot stools. Made without human intervention using 3D printing technologies, these innovative pieces earned Jouin a place in several of the world’s most renowned design museums, such as the Centre Pompidou, Victoria & Albert Museum, and New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Although dining at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée is no longer on the menu, you can sample Chef Ducasse’s fare at the Rivea in Las Vegas.