The collection of designer Kenzo Takada under the hammer

Kenzo Takada in his apartment, 2020 
© Mitchell Geng 

On 11th May 2021, Artcurial will hold a special auction: the sale of furniture from the apartment of Kenzo Takada, the legendary designer and icon of fashion. 


Set in his Parisian apartment, where Kenzo spent the last years of his life, this collection of furniture, paintings, objects, works of art and fashion pieces, displays a subtle balance between the influences of East and West, reflecting the free spirit of this creative genius.


Situated in a Haussmann-style flat overlooking the whole of Paris, nearly 600 pieces of Asian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal art have been around photographs, contemporary works, crystal chandeliers, Art Deco furniture and items of furniture designed by Kenzo Takada for 15 years.


Kenzo Takada was a true citizen of the world and this collection reflects a life dedicated to fashion, art and culture.


 “The Kenzo collection reveals to us the eye of this genius in the world of fashion and interiors. As with his couture, he knew how to bring different cultures together in this Parisian apartment where he lived for the last 15 years of his life. The sale will be a final tribute to this multi-talented artist.”

Stéphane Aubert, Auctioneer & Associate Director, Artcurial


 Interior views of Kenzo Takada’s apartment 

Several highlights make the sale unique, including: a large wooden Hinoki horse from the Han period, a Buddha torso dating from the 3rd century and a Pleyel grand piano by Ruhlmann. The lighting on offer includes an impressive crystal chandelier that hung from the ceiling of the designer’s living room.


The sale will also bring together around sixty lots dedicated to tableware. This set reveals the diversity of Kenzo Takada's tastes and uses. In addition to his own glassware and porcelain creations, Japanese stoneware, Murano glassware and a Harcourt crystal service by Baccarat, marked with the designer's emblem, will be on display. 


Enthusiasts and collectors will also have an opportunity to discover the talents of Kenzo Takada the artist, with several of his paintings on offer, including some from the series “Masques Nô”.


Finally, the Online Only sale will present around a hundred colourful and original wardrobe creations from Kenzo Takada's personal collection.




Public exhibition

From 3 to 8  May 2021, from 11am to 6pm
10  May 2021, from 11am to 2pm


Kenzo Takada Collection
11 May 2021 at 10am & 2pm 


Online Only auction
Kenzo Takada Creations
Catalogue and Online Only auction
From 3 to 12 May 2021 


Auction Contact
Pearl Metalia 
Tel. +33 1 42 99 20 18 


This auction is organised in collaboration with Christie's