After graduating from Eindhoven Design Academy is 1993 Hella Jongerius created her own design studio, Jongeriuslab, where she has worked for a diverse group of clients from Vitra to Ikea. Her design practice embraces new technologies while at the same time appreciating and utilising traditional techniques.
On the 17th of November Christie's will be hosting an auction of The Sean Berg Collection. Among the 140 lots for sale, DeTnk recommends watching two lots from Jean Prouvé.
During late 2008 and early 2009 Prouvé's auction prices dropped slightly. However since then his works have been selling for 70-50% over the estimated value. With one piece on auction November 9th at Sotheby's and two in this sale at Christie's we will see if Prouvé's work can continue reaching such high values.
Milton Keynes, England
British artist Andrew Lord is showing a retrospective of his thirty year career at MK Gallery. During his early career Lord focused his work on creating a series of vessels which explore the use of narrative and play in designed objects. He uses a variety of materials including clay, plaster, beeswax and bronze.
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, Florida
Having premiered their two new collections at Sotheby's London, in May 2010, Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk, will be showing their work for the first time in America with Venice Projects at Design Miami.
Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15 Street New York
Rizzoli and Archivia Books are hosting a book signing and reception at Phillips de Pury & Company.
Written by Mariuccia Casadio and edited by Barnaba Fornasetti, "Fornasetti: The Complete Universe" features 2,800 illustrations, many never before published, from the infamous designer Piero Fornasetti.
The Helmrinderknecht contemporary design gallery in Berlin will hold a private view for their show Freak Show: Strategies for (Dis)Engagement in Design on Friday, 12 November 2010, 6-9 pm, the designers will be present.
From this week, DeTnk will be highlighting designers that we feel you should know about.
The first of the series is the design pair Brothers Dressler.
Twin brothers, Jason and Lars Dressler begin their design process by focusing on craft; building upon their knowledge of materials and technique they create custom bespoke collectables by hand at their wood-shop in Toronto, Canada.
Spring Projects presents The Crate Series by Studio Makkink & Bey. The Crate Series re-defines functional, ordinary objects by infusing them with new narratives. Shipping crates usually used for temporary storage and freight are transformed into containers for living, domestic cabinets rich in details. The result plays with our ideas of value; the container becomes a content, a by-product is metamorphosed into the product.
On the 20th of November the design world will gather in Saint-Etienne, a French town near Lyon for the International Design Biennial.
This year eight curators have collected a series of design projects that explore themes from altered states of consciousness to designing for mobile cities.
The Parisian design dyad Claude Lalanne have once again exceeded the valuers expectations. It was estimated that their work Pomme Bouche Sculpture sell between £8,000-£12,000.
At the end of the October 26th Auction, the hammer struck at £39,650 - four times the estimated value.