Vase by Rene Jules Lalique, ca. 1925

Art Deco Furniture Designs That Jazzed Up an Age

by Roberta Smith for the International Herald Tribune

In her latest article for the International Herald Tribune, Roberta Smith offers an informative discussion on the current display of Art Deco furniture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and uses it as a springboard to discuss the history and relevance of the Art Deco movement as a whole.

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Trunk: Hair Volume One

Trunk: Hair Volume One

Trunk Books are intended to be beautiful, coveted objects filled with fascinating content, much like an old trunk in an attic. Anthologies of original essays, artworks, photography and fiction and released periodically as small, very high quality, limited edition volumes, they will be personal, and sensual books.

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'Feather Stool' by Shiro Kuramata, 1990

THE RESULTS ARE IN: Wright’s Sale of Important Design

8th December ’09

Wright
W Hubbard, Chicago

Wright’s latest sale of Important Design finished with decent, but fairly unimpressive results this week selling only 204 of their available 404 lots for a total of $2,463,503 including the buyer’s premium.

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'Star Pieces' by David Linley, Charles Cator and Helen Chislett

DeTnk’s Must Read Book of the Month

10th December ’09

This month, we highly recommend picking up a copy of ‘Star Pieces: The Enduring Beauty of Spectacular Furniture’ by David Linley, Charles Cator and Helen Chislett.

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'Roodblauwe Stoel' by Gerrit Rietveld, designed 1922-1923

Upcoming Sotheby’s Design Sales

17th December ’09, 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

Sotheby’s
York Street, New York

On the 17th of December, Sotheby’s New York will host two sales of 20th Century Design. The first is their sale of the private collection of renowned New York event planner Robert Isabell, and the second is their sale of Important 20th Century Design.

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Rolling Volume Sharp Contrast by Ron Arad, ca. 1989

Rolling Volume Sharp Contrast

Designer
Ron Arad

Lot 295 in Sotheby's Sale of Important 20th century Design, 17 December 2009, New York.

Unique outside of the edition of 20, produced by One Off Ltd., London.

For more information please visit www.sothebys.com


Bibliotheque by Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouve, ca. 1952

Bibliotheque

Designer
Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouve

Lot 291 in Sotheby's Sale of Important 20th century Design, 17 December 2009, New York.

From the Maison de la Tunisie, Cite Universitaire, Paris.

For more information please visit www.sothebys.com


Collection of twelve American Modernist microphones, ca. 1925-1946

Collection of twelve American Modernist microphones

Designer
Unknown

Lot 252 in Sotheby's Sale of Important 20th century Design, 17 December 2009, New York.

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Set of nesting tables by Pierre Chareau, ca. 1924

Set of four nesting tables, model no. MB 106

Designer
Pierre Chareau

Lot 251 in Sotheby's Sale of Important 20th century Design, 17 December 2009, New York.

Property from an important private collection.

For more information please visit www.sothebys.com


Roodblauwe Stoel by Gerrit Thmas Rietveld, designed 1922-1923

Important and rare 'Roodblauwe Stoel'

Designer
Gerriet Rietveld

 Lot 240 in Sotheby's Sale of Important 20th century Design, 17 December 2009, New York.

With paper shipping label to underside. The painted surface in original red, blue, black and yellow over-painted in blackslanted rectangular multiplex seat and back secured by small nails resting on a framework composed of 13 square section billets with rectangular armrests.


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Sofa by Vladimir Kagan, ca. 1949

Sofa

Designer
Vladimir Kagan

Lot 308 in Sotheby's Sale of Important 20th century Design, 17 December 2009, New York.

For more information please visit www.sothebys.com


Fish Lamp by Frank Gehry, ca. 1983

Fish Lamp

Designer
Frank Gehry

Lot 326 in Sotheby's Sale of Important 20th century Design, 17 December 2009, New York.

For more information please visit www.sothebys.com


Pylon Chair by Tom Dixon, ca. 1990s

Pylon Chair

Designer
Tom Dixon

Lot 327 in Sotheby's Sale of Important 20th century Design, 17 December 2009, New York.

Number 3 from an edition of 12, with a ta bearing artist's signature and edition number.

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The Rabih Hage Gallery presents 'Sit Now'

27th November '09 - 30th January '10

Vorstadt 14 FACE
Zug, Switzerland

Now on view at Vorstadt 14 in Zug, is ‘Sit Now’, a show curated by The Rabih Hage Gallery, London, which focuses on the current trend in contemporary design to treat the seat as a sculptural element.

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Prototypes from the Flowers series by Daniel Brown, 2009

Decode: Digital Design Sensations at the V&A

8th December ’09 - 11th April ’10

The Victoria and Albert Museum
London

On the 8th of December the Victoria and Albert Museum will present ‘Decode: Digital Design Sensations’, an exhibition showcasing the latest developments in digital and interactive design.

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