Ai Weiwei – Grapes, 2011, 25 antique stools. Phillips Auction, NY.
Design and Style Report was created to celebrate great design and style in its many forms, regardless of the category. Today it’s about the fabulous car designs from Candylab Toys. They have elevated a child’s toy to something special that a child would treasure and an adult would purchase for themselves. The designs are stripped… Continue reading Candylab Toys
Re | Turning exhibition showcases the exquisite works of Philip and Matt Moulthrop’s at Heller Gallery, NY. These turned wood pieces represent three generations of craftsmanship and creativity from the highly acclaimed Moulthrop family. They use salvaged trees from the Southeast of the United States, turning the wood’s age and flaws into remarkable designs. Their… Continue reading Re | Turning
Brooklyn Designs 2018 at the Brooklyn Museum, featuring well-crafted beautiful designs and contemporary pieces all made in Brooklyn. Exhibition May 12 & 13 at the museum. Token NYC wood inlaid cabinet; Francis Assadi Design Studio ‘Platonic Chair’ Mebl/Transforming Furniture reclaimed wood pieces: Palo Samko ‘Hodiny Clock’; Ethan Abramson Furniture ‘Lost Wood Chair’ Ottra by Zimmerman… Continue reading Brooklyn Designs
Cutchogue Weekend views.
Jorge Eielson – Untilted, 1974 knotted burlap mounted on wood. Phillips Auction, New York.
Gehard Demetz exhibition at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Introjection, the exhibition’s title is taken from the psychoanalytic term for when a person unconsciously takes on behaviors or attributes of other people or of the surrounding world.
Jaume Plensa – Silence exhibition at Galerie Lelong, New York.
Matthias Bengtsson – Slice Armchair, 1999 laminated plywood, laser-cut and assembled. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. Explores the relationship between high tech manufacturing methods and handmade.
Besides traveling the world of art in museums you can do the same walking the streets of New York. Not an art expert but some of these pieces look as if they could hold their own in a museum exhibition.