The ‘Delicious’ range of storage units is now being marketed by Tools Galerie. A salute to the ubiquitous New York hot dog stand served up with a padded stitch effect borrowed from Coco Chanel, the range will be on display in the ‘Métal(s)’ collective show starting 2 April and running to 29 May 2010 at Tools Galerie,119 rue Vieille du Temple, Paris 3. 4 modules & finishes available. Price list on request.
Bodging Milano. A special adventure for Fuori Salone 2010.
From 30th March to April 5th, 10 designers are going back to the furniture, living for a week in the woods of deepest Herefordshire. With the help of Gudrun Leitz and her assistant Paul, each will make a greenwood chair in Gudrun’s outdoor workshop. We are all getting out of the studio, away from drawing boards, computer screens, and mechanised equipment into the hands-on world of the original country chair-makers working without electricity with pole lathes, steam benders and hand tools.
Following the great success of the Telling Tales exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Carpenters Workshop Gallery presents the Industry series by Studio Job.
Job Smeets and his partner Nynke Tynagel seem to delight in the physical potential and malleability of the various materials they incorporate into their designs. Beautifully crafted and finely finished, they create highly ornamented pieces, which often contain dark and satirical content through their brave confrontation with the current attitudes and condition of the modern world.
Design Week at Chelsea Harbour runs from 21-26 March 2010.
Check out some of the interesting talks and seminars
If you are looking for the best in design from the last century or the latest in future collectables from this one, look no further than Midcentury.Modern. Recognising the eclectic way people dress their homes Midcentury.Modern has fast established itself as the number one destination for sourcing the antiques of the future without the huge retail mark-up.
Blood, Sweat & Fears is a live magazine taking place in central London in March 2010, showcasing the best of emerging British talent from across the creative fields. Translating the concept of a magazine from the printed page to a live, interactive event, BS&F will feature artists as diverse as jellymongers, illustrators, musicians and a ‘haute coiffeur’ hairdresser. The five-day event will run from March 17th-21st at 65/67 Broadwick Street in support of Art Against Knives.
Image:Jeff Koons Monkey Train, Heat transfer prints on wood skateboard 2006
7:00PM to 9:00PM Cocktail reception , Exhibition and silent auction
Special performance by Patti Smith and guests , DJ: Alexandra Richards
Drinks by Apotheke Sotheby’s 1334 York Avenue New York NY 10021
TOOLS FOR THOUGHT rebuild haiti draws on the will of artists to make a difference. This one-night event will contribute to the ongoing effort to help Haiti recover from a devastating earthquake. In the spirit of Marcel Duchamp and the readymade, members of the art world were invited to sign and donate an object at hand: tools from the studio, personally significant objects, or works of art. These donated works will help raise funds through a silent auction, the proceeds of which will go to the support of Haiti through Partners in Health.
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin presents the news chairs designed by Pharrell Williams. “The Tank” will be on view at Colette, 213 rue St-Honoré, from March 22nd to March 28th, 2010 and by appointment at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, 76 rue de Turenne, from March 30th, 2010.
Image:Jack Pierson, SEX, 1992
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A new body of work by Dutch designer Joris Laarman was unveiled at Friedman Benda. Laarman’s unique aesthetic merges cutting-edge technology and the life-sciences to create work of unexpected beauty. In 2008, Laarman’s Bone Chair and Bone Chaise, his first two works since graduating from Eindhoven, were displayed in MoMA’s exhibition Design and the Elastic Mind. This marked a major milestone in his career and the chair subsequently was added to the museum’s permanent collection. The show will be on view through to April 10, at Friedman Benda, 515 West 26th Street.
THE MODERN DANISH WAREHOUSE, 6th – 27th March 2010 The Garage, North Terrace, London SW3 2BA
Nina Hertig, co-founder of Sigmar is hosting the first pop-up Modern Danish Warehouse in an impressive disused Art Deco Garage in Brompton, selling an edited selection of vintage pieces.
For three weeks, the Garage (in the heart of the Brompton Design District) will house up to 120 vintage chairs, tables, sideboards, and sofas ranging from £100 to £1500. All purchases can be taken home immediately
Designer Jonathan Nesci’s latest hyper-minimalist odes to modernism in an upcoming four-day exhibit at Chicago’s Volume Gallery
Designer Jonathan Nesci—whose Library Bookcase won recognition last year for his use of metal from Wallpaper Magazine—is back with a solo show entitled “The New” at a recently-developed design gallery in his hometown of Chicago.
Legacy Now 5 + Legacy Plus Interim Uses and East London’s Olympic Legacy 2 – 4 March 2010 at The Architecture Foundation
Image: © Nick Taylor
Legacy Plus, organised by The Architecture Foundation, in partnership with SPACE, is a three-day symposium that takes a creative and propositional look at the transition phase of London’s 2012 Olympic Legacy — constructively exploring the role that temporary structures and interim uses can play in influencing the future evolution of East London, both in and around the Olympic site.
Faile are a Brooklyn-based collaborative duo and pioneers of the contemporary street art movement. Their partner for this show, long-time collaborator BAST is a fellow Brooklyn native, and an elusive character who has rarely been seen in public and whose very existence has been debated. For this show they produced an environment of 80s nostalgia with custom made arcade games.
New Architects: London_Rome IaN+ in conversation with Witherford Watson Mann Tuesday 23 February 2010, 7.00pm
Image: IaN+, Villa Palladio, Next-Gen 20
For the final event in the London _ Rome’s series of talks, Luca Galofaro, founding member of Ian+, will showcase the Italian practice’s work alongside Stephen Witherford from Witherford Watson Mann. They will discuss their respective professional outputs and contributions to the London_Rome exhibitions at the British School at Rome last year, in a conversation chaired by Pippo Ciorra , architect, critic, professor of design and theory at the University of Camerino, and co-curator of the inaugural exhibition at the Zaha Hadid designed MAXXI museum in Rome.