Renowned for creating timeless, understated lighting and interiors objects – the work
of Michael Anastassiades straddles industrial design, sculpture and the decorative arts. Showcased and collected by leading international arts organisations, galleries and auction houses, this October sees the opening of his own gallery.
As part of Olafur Eliasson: Little Sun at Tate Modern, to be launched on 28 July 2012, visitors will be invited to look at works of art in the dark using only the light of Eliasson’s Little Sunsolar-powered lamps.
The William Morris Gallery – in Walthamstow, London, the place of Morris’s birth - has been transformed to create a new world-class destination and international centre of excellence for the study of Morris.
Frank Gehry has been commissioned to design the set for the LA Philharmonic's performance of Don Giovanni. The show itself takes place in the Walt Disney Concert hall, a building designed by Gehry - giving architecture fans a chance to be submersed in Frank Gehry's style.
The shortlist for the prestigious 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize features six exceptional and completely different buildings from across the country which will now go head to head for architecture’s highest accolade and a £20,000 prize from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
The Parco dei Principi, designed in Sorrento by Ponti between 1960 and 1961, is one of the first examples of design hotels worldwide. A long renovation, finalized in 2007, brought it back to its original beauty. This week it celebrates its 50th birthday.
From the 12th through the 17th of June Design Miami/ set up camp in Basel. Bringing together 35 galleries from around the world, the fair boasted a record number of attendees - 22,000 up from 20,500 in 2011.
During Design Miami/ Basel we are confronted with many galleries showing their perspective on the best of contemporary design. In contrast to this peacockery, we have Depot Basel - a design platform that brings together contemporary crafts people and designers to open a space for dialogue as well as appreciation for design - whether it be collectible or visually pleasing.
As with all art/design fairs, one walks around feeling excited with all of the design/art in their presence - while at the same time the density of work becomes overwhelming and some pieces get lost in the crowd. The collection by French designer and interior architect Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance Naturoscopie is one of the pieces that manages to stand out amongst the sea of work.
This year's Design Maimi/ Basel brought out the best in design galleries from around the world. One which stood out most to us at DeTnk was the presentation of Jean Prouvé's Métropole Aluminium presented by Galerie Patrick Seguin.
Cassina has notified DeTnk that they have released several pieces from its vast archives in Meda to be auctioned by Wright Auction house in Chicago.
This year at Salone in Milan Casamania introduced their 2012 design collection Furnish Without Limits. The collection will be available from the DeTnk shop in the coming months once pricing is finalised. If you would like to secure a piece before then, please email us with your request at info at detnk.com.