Museum of Art and Design
New York City, New York
In a unique exhibition, and possibly the first of its kind, the Museum of Art and Design present an exhibition celebrating contemporary African art, design, and craft worldwide. The exhibition will feature over 100 artists of African descent or those inspired by African art working across the world.
New Bond Street, London
On the 9th of November, Sotheby’s London will host a sale of Fine 20th Century Design. The sale comes as the forth important design sale since the summer breaks. Coming after Christie’s, Phillips, and Wright, this sale serves as an important indicator for the future of the market.
Tokyo Designers Week has become a landmark on the international design calendar, a this year, being its 25th anniversary, promises to be its most impressive. The event expects over 100,000 visitors, and thousands of designers and artists.
Signed with printed mark to top: [The Ice Gun Mfd. By OPCO of Los Angeles] with molded marks to underside: [Pat. Pending].
Literature: American Modern 1925-1940: Design For A New Age, Johnson, pg. 135
Desk features eight drawers. Sold with certificate of authenticity from the Gio Ponti Archives. Applied property label to side: [Amministrazione
Provinciale Forlì Numero D’inventario A257].
Literature: Arredamento, Grigioni, fig. 473
Provenance: Administrative offices, Forlì, Italy
Signed with applied gold rectangular manufacturer’s label to underside: [Dunbar Berne, Indiana].
Literature: Dunbar: Fine Furniture of the 1950s, Piña, ppg. 157, 200 Edward Wormley: The Other Face of Modernism, Gura, Kennedy and Weinberg, pg. 62
Wright's latest Important Design sale took place the 12th of October in Chicago and ended with telling results. This sale titled, Modern Design, gave collectors an opportunity to focus purchases on high quality works.
Central Academy of Fine Arts
On the 19th of October the Central Academy of Fine Arts will present ‘Decode: Digital Design Sensations’, an exhibition showcasing the latest developments in digital and interactive design previously featured at the V&A in 2009.
244 x 137 x 68.5 cm
Materials for AP Half Dollars (3,867) and Stainless Steel super structure
"This piece is a return to asymmetrical shapes for me, after the Butterfly Chair and the Quarter Lounge. Like the Nickel Couch it is a balance of dissimilar but equal forms that coordinate to create multiple seating environments.