Wednesday, November 25, 2015

EXHIBITIONS: Design Miami/ 2015 begins on December 2!

Manubri Table, 2015
by Secondome

Design Miami/ (yes, the slash is intentional) is a global forum for contemporary design, bringing together today's hottest collectors, gallerists, designers and curators, in celebration of design culture and commerce. This year it will run from December 2 - 6.
Every year a different early-career architect is commissioned to create the entry pavillion. This year, the project was awarded to "the most fledgling designers possible", a group of five students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. 
The structure, comprising a fragmented canopy made with 200 unique, pink-foam architectural models perched atop a metal grid,  is called UNBUILT.

Below are but a few of the splashy decorative items that will be shown in Miami.

                 Yoga rosa carpet, 2015 
   Leather with patchwork and embroidery

Bahk Jong Sun
Mirror Box, 2015

"Mary Tyler Spore"
Mushroom sculptures from the Afreaks series
Haas Brothers, 2015

Miami Console, 2015
Jonathan Nesci

Dining table, 1943
Pinewood, ceramic
Courtesey of Marie Clérin for Galerie Downtown/Paris

For more information about 

or to browse through lots more photos, link here.

Many female artists will be showcased at this year's Miami festival.
For more information about them and their work, link here.

Monday, November 16, 2015

EXHIBITION: Salon Art + Design Fair 2015: An art lover's dream

"This is an art lover's dream: imagine a showcase of design and
fine art from 1890 to the present, all in one place."
                                                                                        Elle Decor

The annual Salon Art + Design Fair at New York's monumental Park Avenue Armory -- whose Main Hall is modeled after the grand train stations of 19th-century Europe -- showcases the creme de la creme of international modern design. Its current run ends on Monday, Nov. 16.

  Liquid glacial table by Zaha Hadid, acrylic
       Shown at David Gill's popular booth

This year, furniture and decorative items from 55 top galleries representing nine different countries are on view. Included in the show are works from the great cabinet makers of 18th- century France to English Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, Mid Century Modern to today's hottest up-and-coming designers.

                                                     1902 chair by Kolomon Moser, one of my favorite designers
                                                                               of the Weiner Werkstatte (Vienna Workshops)

Lindsey Adelman’s "Branching Bubble" chandeliers at the Nilufar Gallery

         Chest Novogrov by French design team Garouste and Bonetti

                                                      Tapestry by Jean Arp at Galerie Zlotowski

Just for fun ... some of the pieces on display demonstrated 
a lighthearted approach to design:

Wendell Castle's trompe l'oel 
carved wooden table with "cloth"

And this crystal and glass "Jungle VIP" chandelier by Barnaby Barford
screams "Don't take my decor too seriously!"

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Link here for a NY Times review of this year's show