'After Spring' by Ron Arad

'After Spring' low-backed chaise longue

Designer
Ron Arad

Produced by Ron Arad Studio, Italy. Number two from an edition of five
plus three artist’s proofs. Edge of base incised with “Ron Arad 2 / 5.”

Lot #74 Design Auction, Phillips de Pury & Company  June 3rd, 2009


Tord Boontje

Highlight: Tord Boontje at the ZonaTortona.TV + DeTnk.TV Studio - Milan 2009

Now that we have finally come to the end of editing all of our videos taken during this year’s Milan Design Week, we thought we would pull out some highlights for you – in case you missed them the first time round. 

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Aldo Cibic - Photo by Rick Bronks

Aldo Cibic at the ZonaTortona.TV + DeTnk.TV Studio - Milan 2009

We were honoured to welcome legendary Italian designer Aldo Cibic to our TV studio in Milan.

Widely recognised as one of the founding members of Memphis, Cibic talks with Max Fraser about his experiences with Memphis, his thoughts on the economy, and his feelings on where he thinks the design world should head next.

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I Benton Hocker by Kai Linke 2008 - Deformation: It wasn't me – Photo: Klaus Wäldele ©Kai Linke

Deformation: It wasn't me

by Kai Linke

Through an exploration into the natural effects of  material forces, German designer Kai Linke produced ‘Deformation: It wasn’t me’, a collection of objects which highlight the life and beauty of imperfection.

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Genoa desk by Philip Michael Wolfson

Featured in the Collecting Design Market: Genoa Desk

Designer
Philip Michael Wolfson

An important and early work, the Genoa desk examines the notion of implied movement, layering and juxtaposition.

By manipulating the movement of the forms, this work examines the relationship of surfaces, promoting a gut response to the juxtaposition of dynamic elemental forms; creating a static moment of suspended action, frozen from a manual of folds.


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Rusty Tango by Jack Larimore - ©Jack Larimore

Reclaimed furniture collection

by Jack Larimore

Philadelphia-based designer/maker Jack Larimore has come up with a beautiful collection of furniture made from salvaged timber acquired from old Philadelphia Structures.

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Konstantin Grcic

Interview with Konstantin Grcic

by David Coggins for Interview Magazine

Artist and writer, David Coggins talks with German designer Konstantin Grcic about how he sees the world of design.

Discussing everything from the beauty of imperfections, the genius in not knowing everything, and the new role of the designer, Grcic ends by offering a bit of insight into his  ultimate dream of (re)designing a bicycle.

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Portrait of Le Corbusier, 1960-65 ©FLC, Paris and DACS, London 2009

LAST CHANCE: Le Corbusier - The Art of Architecture

19th February - 24th May '09

Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London

This is your last chance to check out the first major survey in London of the internationally renowned architect in more than 20 years.

Swiss born Le Corbusier has been credited as the godfather of modern architecture with his iconic buildings in Europe, India, North and South America having changed the face of architecture.

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Marc Sadler

Marc Sadler at the ZonaTortona.TV + DeTnk.TV Studio - Milan 2009

Milan-based designer Marc Sadler talks with Max Fraser at our TV studio in Milan.

Offering some insight into his approach to design, Sadler discusses his latest work and his extreme love for research and development, technology and new materials.

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Squambo by Nina Tekampe

Squambo by Nina Tekampe

The multipurpose - shelf Squambo comes in two sections of a different size. The number of sections that may be combined is almost unlimited.Due to the two different sizes of cubes both sections offer an unlimited amount of combinations, when being put together.... www.nintek.de

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Alice Rawsthorn

Alice Rawshthorn on Good Design

28th June '09, 11:30

The School of Life
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London

At a time when the economic and environmental crises are deepening and social and political systems are breaking down, design is more important than ever.

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Chair by William H. Miller c.1944 - Manufactured by Gallohur Chemical Corp. © 2008 The Museum of Modern Art.

What Was Good Design? MoMA's Message 1944-56

6th May - 30th November '09

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53 Street, New York, NY

At mid-century, The Museum of Modern Art played a leading role in the definition and dissemination of so-called Good Design, a concept that took shape in the 1930s and emerged with new relevance in the decades following World War II.

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Jo Meesters Vases (Ornamental Inheritance) 2004

Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics

6th May - 13th September '09

Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)
2 Columbus Circle, NY

The Museum of Arts & Design presents Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics, an exhibition exploring how artists and designers are reviving interest in ceramics through collaborations with industry.

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Soft Tree Trunk Stool by Alissia Melka - Teichroew & IIona Huvernaars

400 Years Later: Cite Goes Dutch

16th May - 14th June '09

CITE,
131 Greene Street, New York

In conjunction with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and New York City’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of New Amsterdam by the Dutch East India Company, 400 Years Later: Cite Goes Dutch will introduce recent and never before seen work by 23 emerging Dutch designers.

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Groove and Long Neck Bottles by Hella Jongerius ©JongeriusLab

Film: Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes

16th May '09, 2:00pm

Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)
2 Columbus Circle, NY

To coincide with the exhibition ‘Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics’, The Museum of Arts and Design together with Design Onscreen present the new documentary short exploring the design approach of Internationally acclaimed Dutch designer Hella Jongerius.

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