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Erna Zarges-Dürr (1907-2002) was a German silversmith. She was professionally active Pforzheim, Leipzig, Berlin. and Stuttgart. Between 1924-27, she trained at Bruckmann und Söhne, Heilbronn, as the first women in the silversmiths’ department. From 1927, she studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Pforzheim, under Theodor Wende and others. 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 →

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

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 →

Exhibitions - UNSW Art and Design

Encompassing three principal exhibition spaces, the Galleries are a platform for examining contemporary visual and material culture through exhibitions and public programs.Read More →

Montreal 1967 world’s fair, ‘man and his world,’ Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome with experimental solar house These fair attractions of the world were some of the most daring and unusual structures of their time. Unfortunately, little planning went into their longevity. We get honesty in Doskow’s photographs. Some monuments haveRead 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 →

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 →

International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life

Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (Paris-1937) ; le pavillon de l’Allemagne. 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 PalaisRead More →

Gothenburg 1923 Exhibition Reconstruction

The Gothenburg Tercentennial Jubilee Exhibition (Swedish Jubileumsutställningen I Göteborg) was a world fair held in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1923, marking the 300th anniversary of the city’s establishment. The fair, which opened on 8 May, lasted until 30 September. Albert Einstein giving his official Nobel Lecture in the congress hall duringRead More →

Chicago Century of Progress

A Century of Progress International Exposition, also known as the World’s Fair in Chicago, was a World’s Fair held from 1933 to 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. Registered under the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the fair celebrated the centennial anniversary of the city. Technological progress was theRead More →

A passion for photography: Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Photo: Stefano Sciuto; courtesy of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo only has one rug in her large turn-of-the-century home in Turin, and even that is an artwork. The oversized carpet rendition of a Bel Paese cheese label is by Maurizio Cattelan, the Italian artist known for darkly humorous work including a suicidal stuffed squirrel slumped overRead More →

It’s no coincidence that this year’s best exhibitions comprise an assembly of attempts to survive in a world racked by atavistic politics and nationalistic fervour. Source: Best of 2018: Our Top 20 Exhibitions Around the WorldRead More →