Aluminum Slice Chair by  Mathias Bengtsson

Milwaukee Art Museum Aquires Aluminum Slice Chair

by Mathias Bengtsson

Just months after the Carnegie Museum of Art announced its purchase of Mathias Bengtsson's 'Slice Chair' (#15 of 20) the Milwaukee Art Museum has also added one of the chairs to their collection.

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Bench by Joanathan Mueke

Jonathan Muecke: Open Objects

April 30 - May 15, 2011

Volume Gallery

Volume Gallery launches its fourth series with a collection of new works from Jonathan Muecke, titled Open Objects.

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Milan Furniture Fair 2011 [Monocle]

Monocle have released their report from the Milan Furniture Fair 2011. They point out the the rise of LED lighting, specifically the Phillips booth, where they highlighted the broad possibilities of LED. The dominance of Phillips lead Monocle to question the role of Italian manufacturers in the future of lighting design.

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Open House 2011  by Droog led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Open House 2011

by Droog led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Levittown, NY

On Saturday April 23rd 2011 Droog in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro hosted Open House a social design experiment exploring the future possibility of domestic service spaces.

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The HfG Ulm

Ulm School of Design


The Ulm School of Design is often referred to as the most influential postwar / post bauhaus German design institution.
Shutting down only 15 years after it opened in 1953, the school's legacy continues to influence the international design community.

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The Floating Cinema by Somewhere and Studio Weave

The Floating Cinema by Somewhere and Studio Weave

an up projects production for the waterways of East London

The waterways of the five Olympic host boroughs will be host to a floating cinema developed by artists Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (known collectively as Somewhere), and designed by Hackney based architects Studio Weave, during the summer 2011.

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Leopard Chest of Drawers by Piero Fornasetti

Leopard Chest of Drawers

Estimated at £20,000 - £30,000
Leopard Chest of Drawers by Piero Fornasetti

20th Century Decorative Art & Design Auction at Christies

20 April '11


On April 20 '11 Christies will host a 20th Century Decorative Art & Design Auction in London. After Christie's Les Collections du Château de Gourdon and a previous 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale in New York have proven to be a bit underwhelming, I am curious to see if this London sale will provide us with a bit of excitement.

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Cell Easy Chair and Ottoman by Anon Pairot

Cell Easy Chair and Ottoman

Moving away from a reliance on industrial design, the cell Easy Chair & Ottoman is designed using the principles of local handcraft techniques, showcasing the beauty and structure of the material utilized while maintaining a modern industrial look.

The light weight sculptural design casts jewel-like shadows that give it a whimsical twist.

The JWT Agency  by Mathieu Lehanneur

The JWT Agency

by Mathieu Lehanneur

Perpetually on the lookout for new ways to live, sleep, create and work, Mathieu Lehanneur turns the advertising agency JWT (Neuilly/Seine) into a "digital plant station", a new reflection from the designer about contemporary working styles and the necessary invented depictions of them when applied to the professional world of communications.

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19 by Bocci

Bocci on

Wonderful interview with Omer Arbel of Bocci, a Vancouver based design house. Arbel touches on the evolving role of the designers, hints at the future of luxury, and reveals the beauty of process in creating design objects.

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Prick Lamp (Thin) by Atelier Van Lieshout

Prick Lamp (Thin)

Number five from the edition of six. Underside with metal label with signature and ‘6 / 5 /AVL 001609’.

Estimate £8,000–12,000

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Lathe VIII Chair by Sebastian Brajkovic

Lathe VIII Chair

Number five from the edition of eight. One leg incised with ‘SB’ and stamped with ‘Landowski Fondeur 2009’.

Number one from the edition of eight of the ‘Lathe VIII’ chair is in the permanent collection and was also included in the exhibition ‘Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design’, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 14 July – 18 October 2009.

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Bahut Sideboard by Charlotte Perriand

Bahut Sideboard

Unique monumental 'Bahut' sideboard, from the Dr Georges Ferran Estate, Cully, Calvados, France.

Together with the original Steph Simon invoice and preparatory drawing plan no. ‘28825’.

Vase Form by Babs Haenen

Vase Form

Folded multi-coloured and embossed porcelain. Impressed with artist’s seal and incised ‘BABS HAENEN ’93’, with paper label ‘542 Haenen 1993’.

Estimated at £2,000–3,000

LITERATURE Mark Del Vecchio, Postmodern Ceramic, London, 2001, p. 86 for a similar example