If you're happened to be in the area, don't miss it. Design Miami does NY.
The Armory Show and a mushrooming crop of satellite art fairs kick off on Thursday, and this year, Design Miami/ decided to make sure that design wasn't lost in the shuffle. The slash-loving global design forum is collaborating with 11 New York design galleries to promote exhibitions of limited-edition contemporary and rare historical design in their gallery spaces throughout the city. "While collectors and design enthusiasts were able to visit temporary booths organized by each of these galleries at Design Miami/, this event will allow each gallery to emphasize its own unique sensibility, on its home turf," said Design Miami/ director and co-founder Ambra Medda, who adds that she hopes that the New York event might inspire visitors to make it down to Miami this December.
The exhibitions will be on view starting tomorrow and through Thursday from 11am to 6pm. Among the shows is "In Their Own Words" at Demisch Danant (pictured above), which captions art and design objects with the comments of their creators, and a couple of blocks south is Sebastian+Barquet's "Formes et Couleurs," featuring the work of such monumental designers as Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouve. After the jump, we've posted a full list of the participating galleries and their exhibitions. And the highly ambitious should consider adding two additional stops to their Gotham design tour: both Christie's and Sotheby's have 20th-century design sales this week that are now open for viewing.
Design Miami/ New York Galleries * March 25-27
Antik (104 Franklin Street) marks the gallery's tenth anniversary in TriBeCa with "Stengods:" Scandinavian Stoneware in the 20th Century, an exhibition celebrating its enduring inspiration--studio ceramics. This installation represents the finest achievements of master artisans from Sweden, Denmark, and Finland, including Berndt Friberg, Axel Salto, Carl Harry Stalhane, and Birger Kaipiainen.
Christina Grajales Inc. (10 Greene Street) presents new acquisitions and highlights from the collection, including a special installation of lighting by Christophe Come and an exhibition of hand woven textiles by Hechizoo.
DeLorenzo 1950 (440 Lafayette Street) offers METAL & WOOD, an exhibition of 20th century American woodworkers, including George Nakashima, Phillip Lloyd Powell, and Wharton Esherick, alongside work by French metal designers Yonkel Lebovici and Serge Mouille.
Demisch Danant (542 West 22nd Street) presents In Their Own Words, an exhibition of photography, sculpture, furniture, and architecture created within, and often in reaction to, various socio-political moments of the 20th century. Captions written by the artists reveal each work's original impetus and intent.
Donzella 20th Century Gallery (17 White Street) hosts an installation of important and unusual lighting of the 20th and 21st centuries, exploring innovations in form, style, and materials that span over 50 years. The exhibition features Italian and American pieces by Fontana Arte, Paul Laszlo, Arredoluce, and Carlo Nason for Mazzega, as well as custom design works by contemporary French artist Alexander Loge.
Galerie Patrick Seguin (at Sonnabend Gallery, 536 West 22nd Street), with Galerie Jacques Lacoste, curates the first important retrospective exhibition on the oeuvre of Jean Royere (1902-1981). The exhibition includes some 100 pieces (furniture and lighting) that retrace the career of one of the most innovative decorators of the 20th century.
Johnson Trading Gallery (490 Greenwich Street presents Mario Dal Fabbro, 1913-1990: A Retrospective. The exhibition offers insight into sculptor/designer/illustrator/author Del Fabbro through extraordinary examples of his woodworking talents and profusion of publications.
Magen H. Gallery (80 East 11th Street) features Beyond Decorative: The Marriage of Artistic Vision and Furniture, an exhibition of recent sculptural furniture marked by a mastery over the medium and a shared concern for the aesthetic potential of the decorative arts.
Moss (150 Greene Street) offers Dutch Masters, a tightly curated selection of design objects in metal, textiles, and wood from celebrated Dutch designers Marten Baas, Hella Jongerius and Studio Job.
R20th Century (82 Franklin Street) represents an international and distinguished group of vintage and contemporary designers whose work is among the most important, innovative and finely crafted of their time. Masterworks from Joaquim Tenreiro, Sergio Rodrigues, Poul Kjaerholm, Jose Zanine, Wendell Castle, Jeff Zimmerman and Paula Hayes will be on view.
Sebastian+Barquet (544 West 24th Street) announces Formes et Couleurs, an exhibition showcasing monumental designers who have left an indelible mark on the design landscape, including Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouve, Serge Mouille, Jean Royere and Xavier Mategot.