Bouroullec brothers' Lighthouse Lamp

Breaking Loose From the Sober-Sided

Article by Alice Rawsthorn for the International Herald Tribune

In her latest article for the International Herald Tribune, Alice Rawsthorn considers some of the most important elements driving design right now including  environmental sustainability, societal initiative, and scientific advances. However, she highlights the importance of lesser acknowledged creative trends focused on beauty, lusciousness, sensuality, and even fun.

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Mechanical Pig - Paul McCarthy 2005

Phillips de Pury Wants to Make a Big Splash

Article by Carol Vogel for the New York Times

In this recent article for the New York Times, Carol Vogel discusses Phillips de Pury & Company’s plans to open a new 25,000-square-foot exhibition space in New York City this autumn.  

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Innovative Design Engineering Interim Show Opening 2008

RCA: SHOW One

28 May - 6 June '10

RCA
London

The first of this year’s Royal College of Art graduate summer shows will run from May 28 to June 6 at the Darwin Building in South Kensington, London.

These annual exhibitions are a fantastic chance to witness the emergence of new talents from this prestigious art and design institution.

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Gabriella Crespi - Coffee Table

Coffee table

Designer
Gabriella Crespi

This coffee table features four retractable shelves, each extending twelve inches. Signed with applied label to side: [Gabriella Crespi].


Jean Prouve - Standard Desk, no. 21

Standard Desk, no. 21

Designer
Jean Prouvé

Literature: Jean Prouvé Complete Works, Volume 2: 1934-1944, Sulzer, pg. 289 Jean Prouvé, Galerie Patrick Seguin and Sonnabend Gallery, ppg. 330, 334-335

Provenance: Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris | Delorenzo 1950, New York | Private collection


Gerrit Rietveld - Zig Zag

Zig Zag Chair

Designer
Gerrit Rietveld

Literature: Gerrit Rietveld: A Centenary Exhibition - Craftsman and Visionary, Barry Friedman, Ltd., fig. 32 illustrates this chair The Complete Rietveld Furniture, Voge, ppg. 82-83 The Furniture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Baroni, ppg. 136-137


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Harry Bertoia - untitled

Untitled (Monumental Sculpture)

Designer
Harry Bertoia

The highly detailed and labor-intensive Bush series illustrates a mastery of welded metal sculpture by Harry Bertoia. Initially growing out of an exploration of natural forms using wire or brass-coated iron, the Bush forms became more refined throughout the 1960s.


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Frank Gehry - Bubbles chaise

Bubble chaise

Designer
Frank Gehry

This work is number four from the edition of fifty. Signed with applied
metal studio label to underside: [Frank Gehry Bubbles 4/50 Published By
New City Edition 1987].


Frank Gehry - Bubbles chaise

Wright: Important Design

8 June ’10

Wright Auction House
Chicago, IL

On the 8th of June, Wright will hold its third Design specific sale in 2010.  The sale includes many pieces from important mid-century designers with few contemporary pieces.  It is clear auction houses are not ready to gamble on emerging names.

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