'Mini Event Horizon' prototype by Marc Newson

20th Century Decorative Art and Design Auction

26th March ’09

Christie’s
20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

Christie’s will be hosting their 20th Century Decorative Art and Design Auction March 26th, 2009 at the Rockefeller Plaza, New York.

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'Mini Event Horizon' prototype by Marc Newson

'Mini Event Horizon' table Prototype

Designer
Marc Newson

'Mini Event Horizon' A Prototype Lacquered Wood and Metal Side Table, designed 1993 executed by Cappellini.

Lot#100 Christies 20th Century Decorative Art and Design Auction. 26th March 2009. New York, Rockefella Plaza.


Wicker and Steel chair by Marc Newson

Wicker and steel chair

Designer
Marc Newson

A Wicker and Steel Chair, designed 1990 executed by Idée, Japan

Lot#89 Christies 20th Century Decorative Art & Design, 26th March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.


Conoid Bench by George Nakashima

Conoid Bench

Designer
George Nakashima

Lot#79 Christies 20th Century Decorative Art and Design Auction, 26th March, 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza.


'Broken Dreams' A Patinated Bronze Bench

'Broken Dreams' A Patinated Bronze Bench

Designer
Wendell Castle

Broken Dreams' A Patinated Bronze Bench, 1993
model no. 2736

Lot#102 Christies 20th Century Decorative Art & Design Auction  26th March '09, New York, Rockefeller Plaza


Shiro Kuramata 'How High the Moon' chair

How High the Moon chair

Designer
Shiro Kuramata

'How High the Moon' A Nickeled-Plated Steel Mesh Chair, designed 1986 manufactured by Terada Tekkojo, Ltd. for IDEE between 1986 and 1997, limited production of approximately 40 examples, this example dating 1986-88


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Self-referring self-portrait photography by Ari Versluis 2007, Images from Royal Rip-Offs by Pieter Vandermeer 2009. Design.nl

The Bad Boy of Dutch Design Lets Loose

by Gabrielle Kennedy for Design.nl

Gabrielle Kennedy’s Article on Bas van Beek is a bare boned account of the Dutch designer's feelings on the current state of the industry.

Sparing no feelings Kennedy recounts Beek’s views of an “Elitist and anti-democratic’ industry “emasculated by its own anti-intellectual mentality.”

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Shepard Fairey, Obama poster

Brit Insurance Design Award 2009 - Winner Announced

19th March '09

Shepard Fairey’s Obama poster has triumphed in a shortlist of 90 other designs to become Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2009.

Chosen as the most innovative and forward thinking design from the past 12 months, Fairey’s poster sheds new light on the power and influence of design on our day-to-day lives.

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Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas

Talk: Maarten Baas

7th April ’09, 6:00pm

Röhsska Museum of Design
Vasagatan 37-39, Göteborg, Sweden

As part of this years series of talks organized by the Röhsska museum Dutch designer Maarten Baas will discuss the evolution of his work. offering insight into the concepts and inspirations behind his designs.

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Digital Intuition – Nous Gallery

Digital Intuition: The Design Space of Artificial Learning

27th March - 12th April '09

Nous Gallery
31 Clerkenwell Close, London

Digital Intuition as an apparent contradiction shows a series of network models from the field of artificial intelligence applied to architecture. Can models, derived from artificial neural networks, emulate the mechanics of learning and reveal qualities of space invisible to the eye?

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Hechima 4 by Ryuji Nakamura ©photo ryuji nakamura

Hechima 4

by Ryuji Nakamura

Japanese architect Ryuji Nakamura has come up with an incredibly elegant chair design made entirely of paper (vulcanized fibre).

The unique form of this seemingly fragile yet functional seat pushes the boundaries of materiality to its limits while offering an overall sense of weightlessness and serenity.

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El Ultimo Grito, Abandoned Architectural space vases Photo: Martin Tölke, herford, 2009

Forum: PointOne – State of the Arts

24th March '09, 7pm

Marta Herford,
Goebenstrasse 4–10, Herford, Germany

To coincide with their current exhibition Nullpunkt, Marta Herford is hosting a forum considering the current situation regarding design in Germany.

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Drawn From Clay – Noordoostpolder, Atelier NL, Gallery Libby Sellers

Drawn From Clay - Noordoostpolder

5th March - 3rd April ’09

Gallery Libby Sellers
29 Thurloe Place, London

Gallery Libby Sellers presents 'Drawn From Clay – Noordoostpolder', an exhibition of work by the Dutch design Studio Atelier NL.

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What the *#&! is Social Design

What the *#&! is Social Design

12th March - 31st March '09

Gallery 79
79 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA

Softspot presents ‘What the *#&! is Social Design‘ an exhibition that explores the definition of Social Design.

A growing number of creatives want to design for a better world. People want to know how to get involved with Social Design, but the path is not clearly defined.

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George Nakashima, Conoid Bench from the Rockefeller Japanese House, Pocantico Hills, NY, c1974. Exhibited by Sebastian + Barquet

TEFAF Design, Maastricht 09

13th - 22nd March '09

2nd Floor, Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre
Forum 100 Maastricht, the Netherlands

For the first time TEFAF Maastricht will have a section dedicated exclusively to modern design and applied arts.

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