March 31 '11
Palais de Tokyo
On March 31 '11 Christies is holding the final three auctions of Les Collections du Château de Gourdon. The morning and afternoon auctions are focusing on the collection's antiques and paintings. In the evening, at 6pm, bidders will be presented with a wonderful collection of art nouveau and art deco design.
Amanda Levete Architects have proposed a £35 million ($56 million) plan that will include a large courtyard featuring an irregular geometric motif that will respond to the V&A's historic façade.
Marsden Woo Project Space
The Marsden Woo Project Space have brought together 3 artists and designers to create work that reconsiders the 'everyday'. As a theme that has been explored in great detail over the past decade, this show adds three new perspectives to the discussion.
Following the design auction at Sotheby's on March 10th, Christie's hosted their first annual Decorative Art & Design auction on March 11th in New York.
The Tweety table lamp, designed by Bonaguro Giorgio has a simple and intuitive design.
The Lamp is made up of two main parts - the light and the body.
These two elements are combined without using screws or joints but by simply letting the bulb hang from its body, making it easy to clean, assemble and package.
The Themes & variations gallery based in Notting Hill has announced their newest addition to the shop - the 'Cake Stool' by the Campana Brothers.
The Brazilian design duo selected various predatory animal stuffed toys fusing them together to form a chair that resembles the corner of my childhood bedroom.
Palais de Tokyo
It is not often that a collection the breadth and scale of Les Collections du Château de Gourdon comes to auction in its entirety. Spread over three days the auction presents buyers with hundreds of lots with a total estimated value of 40 to 60 million euros.
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Burnt wood always catches my eye. The shimmering shades of black that only fire can bring to life are contained inside of these neorustic bowls created by designer Giacomo Moor.
He describes the material as -
Olive-tree wood section’s cut into the middle and carved in exterior. Inside is burn with fire and cover by an epoxy resin