Ifeanyi Oganwu could pass for a designer of his time. Using digital design and novel fabrication techniques to develop his projects, this London- based affable young designer was born in nigeria and trained in the best schools of architecture across the globe.
From February 20th to May 20th 2013, the Centre Pompidou devotes a retrospective to the unique work of Irish designer Eileen Gray. Featuring a selection of works, pieces of furniture, photographs, scale models and documents brought together for the first time, this exhibition pays tribute to a designer of genius, whose work traverses the Art Deco period and the Modern Movement.
Wright’s Scandinavian Design auction is still the only sale in North America dedicated exclusively to works from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Comprised of 229 lots, Scandinavian Design achieved over $1.6 million, selling 79% by lot and 86% by value.
Flemming Lassen’s upholstered easy chair, “Den trætte mand” (the tired man), is one of the main attractions at Bruun Rasmussen's summer international design auction, which also offers an impressive range of Axel Salto’s sublime stoneware and a number of Børge Mogensen’s original pieces of furniture from his own home in Gentofte.
SWING Gallery is pleased to announce HOCKETY POCKETY, an exhibition project born out of the partnership between the designers Andrea Magnani (Faenza,1983) and Giovanni Delvecchio (Cesena,1981).
Even though a great variety of objects at the design auction on 14th May 2013 claim to be seats of one sort or another – ranging from the fin de siècle to contemporary prototypes – many of them are considered to be art, with only a fine line dividing the everyday object from the work of art.
￼The recent emergence of ‘Critical Design’ as a serious questioning of the traditional processes has highlighted an intriguing phenomenon. The idea that designers are increasingly feeling the need to impose a critical framework suggests that there might be a lack of criticism of design itself.
The CARTOCCI collection designed by Paola Paronetto gets its unique appearance from the special texture of paper and card, pulp and fibre added to the ceramic mixture. Their lightness is visually impacting; these articles look as fragile as if they were really made from paper. The CARTOCCI series arouses a desire in the observer to touch and manually explore these daring creations.
Chicago's leading auction house, Wright, hosted 'Living Contemporary' A stylish, curated sale of art and design, Living Contemporary on April 25th 2013 - a design auction that achieved a total of $3M, selling 75% by lot and 79% by value.
Living Contemporary is Wright's highly-anticipated auction featuring a well-curated selection of art and design. This season's sale features a broad spectrum of works by iconoclast American artist Christopher Wool, offering a snapshot of the New York art scene in the 1980s and 90s and insight into the artist's creative process.