Les Arts Décoratifs Exhibition

Some of the most iconic fashion photographs of all time, including Horst P. Horst’s 1991 image of a model in a Mainbocher corset, are to go on display at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris as part of a major “Photographic Tales” exhibition slated to open April 1. Source:Read More →

Black Mountain College art exhibit

Connecting Legacies: A First Look at the Dreier Black Mountain College Archive” features archival objects from the Theodore Dreier Sr. Document Collection presented alongside artworks from the Asheville Art Museum’s Black Mountain College Collection to explore the connections between artworks and ephemera. Read More →

The NY Public Library’s Collection of Weird Objects

On March 28, 1941, Virginia Woolf took her final walk to the River Ouse near her home in Sussex. She did it with her trusty cane in her hand, the very cane that can be seen in the video above in New Yorker alongside other Woolf-related artefacts. Its five minutes provide a brief introduction to the “weird objects” of the Berg Collection of the New York Public LibraryRead More →

Saint-Gobain is a French glass and crystal manufacturer that is located Chapelle St.-Mesmin. Saint-Gobain produced a basic glass design intended for picnics and sold throughout the world for general use. One of its more unique and widely published products was the 1937 illuminated glass radiator by Rene Coulon, who was instrumental in establishing the Institut de recherche de la siderurgie et le laboratoire de recherche de Saint-Gobain (Saint-Gobain Institute of Iron-Steel Research and its research laboratory).Read More →

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts) is a museum dedicated to the exhibition and conservation of decorative arts. Located at 107 Rue de Rivoli in the city’s 1st arrondissement, the museum occupies the northwest wing of the Palais du Louvre, known as the Pavillon de Marsan (Marsan Pavilion). With more than one million objects in its collection, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is the largest museum of decorative arts in continental Europe.Read More →

Benno Premsela featured image

Benno Premsela (1920 – 1997) was a Dutch textile and exhibition designer. He studied interior design at the Nieuwe Kunstschool, Amsterdam. Read More →

Javier Mariscal Designer featured image

Javier Mariscal is a Spanish designer. He was born in Valencia. He is professionally active in Barcelona. He studied at the Escuela de Grafismo Elisava, Barcelona, to 1971.Read More →

Rudder Table by Isamu Noguchi, 1949.

End of WWII a revolution in furniture design. Womb and shell chairs, biomorphic tables, cat’s cradle pedestals, and architectural shapes are reminiscent of the Second World War’s fertile furniture design era.Read More →

Vitra Design Museum featured image

The Vitra Design Museum ranks amongst the world’s leading design museums in Weil am Rhein, Germany . It is concerned with the study and presentation of design, past and present. It explores the relationship of design with architecture, art and everyday culture.Read More →

Festival of Britain artist's view

The Festival of Britain (FOB) was seen both as a public morale booster and an opportunity to remind the world of Britain’s contribution to civilisation, history, and technological development in the past, present, and future. It took place on the South Bank of the River Thames. The Council of Industrial Design (COID) provided an essential stage for promoting well-designed British products in its national push for economic recovery in the post-Second World War era, especially on the main South Bank, London, more specifically in terms of design.Read More →

Jasper Morrison Cork Furniture

Jasper Morrison is a British designer, and he was born and active in London. Education Between 1979-82 he studied at the Kingston School of Art and Design. Between 1982-85, Royal College of Art, London.  Biography Morrison produced quirky, satiric, understated furniture. His 1986 South Kensington flat was widely published inRead More →

Georges Braque - Still Life with a Bunch of Grapes

Among the ideas that have influenced the painting of the last 100 years, perhaps the most important has been Cubism.  The name was attached as an epithet to the efforts of a group of painters in Paris.Read More →

Exposition des Arts Décoratifs

Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes was a vital exhibition that gave its name to ‘Art Deco,’ a rich vein of design across a wide range of applications, from cinemas to ceramics, textiles and tableware, and graphics to graphs.Read More →

A Designed Life_ Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951–1954

Design Museum of Chicago A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951–1954 Coming in 2021 The Design Museum of Chicago is pleased to bring the travelling show from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Center for Architecture, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) to Chicago, A DesignedRead More →

Exhibition - Beth Lipman Collective Elegy

Museum of Arts and Design – NY Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy Through April 4, 2021 Beth Lipman has been transforming glass, metal, clay, film, and images into powerful statements. They highlight death, temporality, identification, and excess for over twenty years. The exhibition puts a decade of work together and isRead More →

Brian Clarke The Art of Light

Museum of Arts and Design – NY Brian Clarke: The Art of Light Through Feb 21, 2021 British artist Brian Clarke will be seen as one of the most influential artists working in stained glass, at once a pioneer in modern technology and a brilliant aesthetic innovator in an immersiveRead More →

Frieze New York 2021 at the Shed

Frieze New York 2021 at The Shed This is a time for creativity, flexibility and collaboration, all of which have led us to an exciting opportunity to hold a smaller fair at The Shed, alongside Frieze Viewing Room online that will connect galleries and audiences all over the world – VictoriaRead More →

Panama–Pacific International Exposition- San Francisco 1915

The Panama–Pacific International Exposition was a World Fair held in San Francisco, California, USA, from February 20 to December 4, 1915. Its stated aim was to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, but the city was widely seen as an opportunity to demonstrate its recovery from the earthquake ofRead More →

Exposition Universalle Black and White 1900

Like a number of its predecessors and successors, the main object of the international 1900 Paris exhibition was to proclaim French preeminence in decorative arts, in this case, Art Nouveau, which had increased worldwide in the previous decade. One of the critical goals of the organisers was to stress theRead More →

Le Salon d’Automne

Le Salon d’Automne As an alternative to a conservative official salon, the Salon d’Automne was founded. It was also an alternative to the Salon des Indépendants, which was liberal but had a non-jury policy that sometimes contributed to mediocrity. The founders of the Salon d’Automne were a collective of artistsRead More →