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