Sotheby’s 20th Century Design sale on 9 June 2015 will feature masterworks of decorative art and design spanning the last hundred years, led by two private collections of iconic French Art Deco Design. The collections include defining works by Jean Dunand, Pierre Chareau, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Paul Dupré-Lafon. In addition to these extraordinary private collections, the auction is highlighted by prewar masterworks of American and European origin, Scandinavian design, midcentury French furniture and contemporary design, including an assemblage of works by Jean Prouvé, Alexandre Noll, Pierre Jeanneret and Claude Lalanne and cutting edge masterworks by Ron Arad, Maarten Baas and Nendo. Estimates range from a few thousand to $350,000. The pre-sale exhibition is open to the public on 5-8 June at Sotheby’s New York headquarters. The first private collection leading the auction features an Important Desk by Paul Dupré-Lafo

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