On my way back from the furniture fair in Milan, I took the overnight train to Paris (less romantic than it sounds) so I could see the Eileen Gray show at Centre Pompidou. In true nerd-form, I spent hours poring over the items on display. It was a Monday morning at the museum and not very crowded. I took photos of everything I was allowed to photograph. Below are some highlights.
The Eileen Gray show poster with Calder in the foreground.
The show started with her experiments in lacquer.
Above and below: some of her more decorative, early pieces.
They were showing many of her collages that were studies for rug designs.
Above and below are images of a new storage collection from Casamania called “Toshi,” designed by Luca Nichetto. Toshi is a collection of sectional storage units inspired by Japanese simplicity of constructions forming the skyline. I really like the subtle colors and different scales of grids on the surfaces of the cabinets.
Below, ClassiCON’s Eileen Gray design reissues – a good preview of the originals I’d see in Paris a few days later…
Below, tables and rugs from MOROSO:
Below, very cool curtains by Petra Blaisse of InsideOutside for Knoll.
Below, shelving from Molteni & C.
Jaime Hayon, Konstantin Grcic and the Bouroullec Bros at MAGIS
New sideboard concept from PORRO:
The new Tadao Ando chair for Carl Hansen & Son.
Roll & Hill had a beautiful display
I just returned today from a quick trip to Milan for the Salone, followed by a quick overnight train to Paris to see the Eileen Gray show at the Pompidou. All in all it was an inspiring long weekend trip, and somewhat of a whirlwind. Here I will post some favorites from Ventura Lambrate, which is a spin off of the main fair, showing younger designers and artists. It’s a nice balance to go between the very established furniture houses at Fuori and the more conceptual, design driven Lambrate.
I had the pleasure of meeting Sophie and Rolf from Studio Roso. They are sculptors who work at varying scales – here they tried their hand at furniture and came up with some very playful and beautifully crafted pieces.
Showing in the same Ventura Lambrate Warehouse, was this table by Maria Scarpulla:
These chairs were also shown in the same space. Dali?
And this bench by ROOMS:
I also stopped in at 010-020 and saw some smaller scale works:
Woodstock by Jeroen van Leur
New textile collection ISH by Studio Mae Engelgeer:
These Grand cabinets by Mathieu Gustafsson and Niklas Karlssonwere inspired by the detailing of woven rattan and brass clasps seen in vintage handbags, specifically Palmgrens.
Today was a first for me. We craned in a sofa and dining table to a residence because they were too large for the elevator. Stairs weren’t really an option either due to the weight of the blackened steel table (450 lbs!!). So after a whole lot of coordination, we craned them in through the front windows!
Above: Metallico Dining table from Porro
Above: Ile Club Sofa from Living Divani
Custom Parquet wood table with bronze inlay and legs.
Marni presents a collection of 100 chairs made in Colombia by ex-prisoners. This Marni venture aims to reinforce the prisoners resettlement into social and working life. All chairs consist of metal structure and multi-colored PVC threads featured on the backs and armrests. A common seat in Colombian local families, re-interpreted by Marni who modified the woven pattern and created new color variations.
The chairs are linked to the “L’Arte del Ritratto” project through a photo exhibition created in collaboration with the photographer and filmmaker Francesco Jodice. His performances are based on works of categorization: the chairs are used as background for a series of portraits of Marni teams from different departments. “L’Arte del Ritratto” is an homage dedicated to them, destined to last in time, which is also accompanied by a video that reports the shooting experience.
At NADA Art Fair At the Deauville Resort in North Miami Beach.
Seems like something I’d find in my own neighborhood…Bushwick. Seen at NADA
Mr.Brainwash = Mr. Potato Head + Picasso + Storm Troopers. Wha?? The joke is on you.
Ignasi Aballi, Sofia Hulten and Claudio Parmiggiani at Meesen De Clercq ART BASEL
Caio Fonseca at Paul Kasmin Gallery ART BASEL
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset for De Alvear Gallery at Art Basel
At Art Basel
Donald Judd Untitled Cadmium Red Woodcut series
This project was done for a client of Rogers Marvel Architects. I was responsible for the selection all furnishings and installation of furnishings and art.
In this photo, the sofa is Family Life from Living Divani, the carpet is a custom design from Paola Lenti, the pillows are all custom designed, using Rodarte fabrics from Knoll Luxe, the throw is from Barneys, and the coffee table/pouf is from De Padova through Suite NY.
This is a sofa table I designed and was fabricated by Desu Design. The frame is stainless steel with red painted interior. All interior shelving partitions and bottom supports are made from 1″ thick plexiglass. The shelf was designed to hug the back and corner of the Family Life sofa.
A bedroom in the apartment. Bed cover is custom made with fabric by Rodarte, lamp is from Prandina, nightstands are by Dutch company Pastoe and sold in the US by Suite NY. chair is a French design from the 1960s from Regeneration Furniture and the ottoman is by felt artist and designer, Anne Kyyro Quinn.
Another progress photo of one of my projects, the West Village Loft. The smaller sofa was one the client already owned and we reupholstered it in a Fanny Aronsen fabric. The coffee tables are from B&B Italia and the tray tops come off for added storage. These are perfect for people with babies or toddlers (in this case a baby) because there are no hard edges. The painting on the wall is by artist Lowell Boyers from the Von Lintel Gallery and is titled Red Boat, White Paint, Still Traveling.
Just waiting on a couple more items and this space will be complete!
photo credit: William Abranowicz
Featured in this month’s Elle Decor, this loft is actually located in the same building as my office! The beautiful, sunny space was designed by Lee Mindel of Shelton, Mindel & Associates. I love the use of color in the accessories.