Works by Alexandre Noll include a coffee table; a set of carved rosewood chairs and a lamp sculpture. A native to Alsace, Noll believed in the spirit of nature, and was drawn to wood for its beautiful qualities.

Screen Shot 2017-12-05 at 10.43.26 Alexandre Noll, circa 1945, side table carved rosewood incised signature to underside

In 1921, he exhibited at le Salon d’Automne. By 1925, his works were desired by the biggest names in interiors. René Guilleré, Manager of Primavera, the first decorative art workshop in a department store, began placing orders on Noll's work. In 1937, he participated at l’Exposition Internationale, showing the world his contemporary and innovative designs.

Screen Shot 2017-12-05 at 10.43.37 Alexandre Noll, mahogany pitchers

In 1939, he became a member of Le Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, a French society of designers of furniture, interiors and decorative arts that was active from 1901 until the 2000s.

Screen Shot 2017-12-05 at 10.43.57 Georges Jouve, rare coffee table, glazed ceramic, painted steel, cement

French designer Georges Jouve's extremely rare coffee table Scarabée, a pyramidal lamp and various other aesthetic delights will be part of the sale at Leclere.

''Georges Jouve is widely regarded as one of the most important ceramicists of the twentieth century. His technical developments modernized the art of pottery, while his uniquely sensual, occasionally playful style illustrates the subtlety and depth of his creative imagination.'' - Edmund de Waal

In Paris, 1927, a 17 year old Georges Jouve enrolled at the Ecole Boulle. By the 1930s, Jouve's chosen career as a theatrical set designers was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. After escaping from a German camp, Jouve took refuge in Dieulefit, a potters village in the South of France.

In the 1940s, Jouve went from a prisoner of war to an internationally successful ceramic artist, exhibiting in his native France, as well as Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Washington and Zurich.

From religious inspiration to minimalism, Jouve was a master of experimenting, exploring shape and form as well as glazing, making him one of the most influential ceramicists of the later half of the 20th century.

Screen Shot 2017-12-05 at 10.47.46 Pierre Jeanneret, circa 1955, set of 4 office chairs, cane, teak, fabric

Also included will be pieces of furniture by Pierre Jeanneret including a rare chairs and a storage cabinet teak and aluminum from Chandigarh.

Screen Shot 2017-12-05 at 10.44.20 Gio Ponti, pair of low armchairs, leather, hide, steel

Born in Milan in 1891, Gio Ponti and revolutionary architecture of the 20th century are synonymous. Beginning his career in ceramics, Ponti later explained his prerogative that architecture and buildings should be one entity.

In 1928, Ponti founded Domus a magazine which was a soundboard for design and architecture.

As well as his written works, Ponti put his theories into practice, creating famous buildings around the world including the Denver Art Museum and Pirelli Tower in his native of Milan.

Leclere's Design auction will take place on December 14, 2017. Discover more here.

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