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In 1964, Karl Lagerfeld commissioned François-Xavier Lalanne to design a drawing desk to complement his Art Deco collection. His specific requirements included a movable tray, glass and metal containers for brushes and pencils, and a wide surface to prepare gouaches and watercolours. Lalanne added a light source so Lagerfeld could work at night. Bid for it at Sotheby’s Design sale, Paris, May 3; estimate €500,000-€700,000; see [email protected]
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