International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life

From 25 May to 25 November 1937, the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (International Art and Technology Exhibition in Modern Life) was held in Paris, France. Both the Palais de Chaillot, which houses the MusĆ©e de l’Homme and the Palais de Tokyo, which houses the MusĆ©e d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, were built for this exhibition, which was officially approved by the Bureau International des Expositions.Read More →

The NY Public Libraryā€™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 →

MuseĢe des Arts DeĢcoratifs

The MusĆ©e des Arts DĆ©coratifs (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 MusĆ©e des Arts DĆ©coratifs is the largest museum of decorative arts in continental Europe.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 →

A Designed Life_ Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951ā€“1954

Design Museum of Chicago A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951ā€“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 →

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 →