For art and interior design enthusiasts: Lutetia’s collection at auction

Parisian luxury hotel Lutetia to auction furniture collection this May.

The historic luxury hotel Lutetia, the Left Bank’s only large hotel and the regular rallying point of artists, designers and intellectuals, closed earlier this month for a three-year renovation, but not before organizing a luxury furniture auction this May. The historic Parisian hotel is giving the opportunity to acquire several pieces designed by the likes of Guillaume Piechaud, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Sonia Rykiel, Arman and Chen Man.

The sale is scheduled for May and will include just over 3,000 pieces of furniture and some 8,000 bottles of wine and spirits. The hotel also owns many works of art, some of which will be up for auction, with the signatures of Arman, César and Takis appearing among them.

“We’re just about to start a three-year program to renovate the Lutetia, but before turning this new page in the hotel’s history, we’ve chosen to use an auction house that embodies our values, Paris, and its innate sense of elegance and sophistication,” the hotel management has stated.

The hotel closed on April 14, 2014 for a period of three years. The renovation works, to be undertaken by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, will start immediately after the sale, announced Lutetia’s management. Read about hotel Lutecia’s renovation project.