In Loving Memory of Wendell Castle

In Loving Memory of Wendell Castle

1932 - 2018

Celebrated American designer/craftsman Wendell Castle (1932-2018) created unique pieces of handmade sculpture and furniture for over four decades. Since the outset of his career, Castle has consistently challenged the traditional boundaries of functional design and established himself as the father of the American studio furniture movement.

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Architecture is facing its own award-season controversy

Architecture is facing its own award-season controversy

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Architects, like journalists, are fond of giving themselves awards. Then there are the outside organizations — Pritzker, Curry Stone and Driehaus, to name three — whose main reason for being is to hand out design prizes. Nobody is interviewing architects on any red carpets, but the laurels pile up.

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The Reality of Color Is Perception: An argument for a new definition of color.

The Reality of Color Is Perception: An argument for a new definition of color.

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Philosophers have a bad reputation for casting unwarranted doubt on established facts. Little could be more certain than your belief that the cloudless sky, on a summer afternoon, is blue. Yet we may wonder in earnest, is it also blue for the birds who fly up there, who have different eyes from ours?

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Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty

Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty

26 October ‘17- 29 January ‘18

Neue Galerie New York present a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops), an artists’ and craftsmens’ collective that existed in Vienna from 1903 until 1932.

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Blow Firozabad Bangles. An exhibition by François Daireaux at mudac

Blow Firozabad Bangles. An exhibition by François Daireaux at mudac

25 October ‘17 - 11 February ‘18

François Daireaux‘s Blow Firozabad Bangles exhibition is the result of the artist’s many comings and goings between the glassmaking cities of Firozabad in India and Meisenthal in Moselle (France).

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Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture at ICA

Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture at ICA

7 March – 6 May ‘18

Counter Investigations is a survey exhibition of the work of Forensic Architecture, an independent research agency based at Goldsmiths, University of London.

'Forensic Architecture' is not only the name of the agency but a form of investigative practice that traverses architectural, journalistic, legal and political fields, and moves from theoretical examination to practical application.

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"Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space" by Keller Easterling

"Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space" by Keller Easterling

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Extrastatecraft is the operating system of the modern world: the skyline of Dubai, the subterranean pipes and cables sustaining urban life, free-trade zones, the standardized dimensions of credit cards, and hyper-consumerist shopping malls. It is all this and more.

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Historic Merz Barn art studio could move from Lake District to China

Historic Merz Barn art studio could move from Lake District to China

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A stone barn in the Lake District, which was the final studio of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists, could be moved to China if funding is not found to maintain it, its owners have said.

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FOG Design+Art Fair

FOG Design+Art Fair

11 - 14 January '18

The fifth annual edition of the FOG Design+Art Fair will take place January 11–14, 2018 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The Preview Gala benefiting the newly transformed and widely heralded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

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Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium at Design Museum Denmark

Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium at Design Museum Denmark

25 August '17 - 21 January '18

The world-renowned architect and designer Alvar Aalto’s (1898-1976) Paimio Sanatorium from 1933 is a modernist masterpiece. Designmuseum Danmark will show a pop-up exhibition focusing on Aalto's outstanding work with shapes, colors and function.

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Pre 3D at Volume Gallery

Pre 3D at Volume Gallery

6 January '18

Volume Gallery is pleased to announce its group exhibition, Pre 3D, with Johnston Marklee, Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, Norman Kelley, and Ania Jaworska, opening Saturday, January 6th from 5-8 PM at 1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago IL, 60622.

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Christophe Côme Solo Exhibition at Cristina Grajales Gallery

Christophe Côme Solo Exhibition at Cristina Grajales Gallery

2 November- 22 December '17

Cristina Grajales Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Christophe Côme, opening on November 2nd, 2017. This is Côme’s third solo show with Cristina Grajales Gallery, and will celebrate 10 years of collaboration.

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The World of Utrecht at Centraal Museum Utrecht

The World of Utrecht at Centraal Museum Utrecht

23 April '16 - 30 April '21

What do Pyke Koch and Marlene Dumas have in common with red dancing shoes? And what’s the Chinese student with plastic shopping bag doing in a museum collection in Utrecht? The answers can be found in Centraal Museum’s new permanent exhibition, The World of Utrecht.

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Out of the Ordinary. Carte blanche to Studio Wieki Somers at mudac

Out of the Ordinary. Carte blanche to Studio Wieki Somers at mudac

25 October '17 - 11 February '18

The Carte blanche to a designer series invites a Swiss or international designer to conceive a solo exhibition to present their work, for which they design a specific display. In 2017, the mudac invites Studio Wieki Somers, founded in 2003 by two former graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven: Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg.

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2017 DeTnk Collectible Design Market Report

2017 DeTnk Collectible Design Market Report

An Analysis of Design Sales During 2016

DeTnk is pleased to announce the publication of the 2017 DeTnk Collectible Design Market Report. The global collectible design market has grown across the board in 2016, with 25.3% more lots offered for sale and a 36.35% increase in total value of sales.

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