L’esprit du Bauhaus

The Bauhaus masters on the roof of the Bauhaus building in Dessau. From the left: Josef Albers, Hinnerk Scheper, Georg Muche, László Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Joost Schmidt, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Gunta Stölzl and … Continue reading

Art Contemplating Design

  Photo still from Christie’s video In a recent video produced by Christie’s, (click on photo above to watch this 3 minute video) the globally appreciated Chinese contemporary artist Wang Jianwei contemplates and questions the meaning and role of art. His project above, entitled Distance, … Continue reading

Le Don du Fel ceramic centre in the hills of Aveyron, France

Le Don du Fel ceramic centre in Aveyron Founded by American ceramic artist Suzy Atkins (who shows her own work at the centre) and her English husband Nigel in the 1970s, Le Don du Fel has developed into an important … Continue reading

Art Deco furniture at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

La Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is the long building on the right hand side of the image °° One of the most beautiful small collections of Art Deco furniture in Paris is in the Musée d’Art … Continue reading

Joris Laarman Lab

  “The red line that runs through all of my work [is that] everything I do has to have a functional reason for why it looks the way it does,” says Joris Laarmen. Combining functionalism, which is often associated with … Continue reading

#ParisDesignWeek – Revelations Vernissage at the Grand Palais

It was an incredible well attended vernissage. The work was a wide range of talent. We found some exquisite pieces and some intriguing new talent! Straw screens in blue and natural by Yann Jallu Nirvana Sadle Swing by Bina Baitel … Continue reading

Dutko and PAD Paris

Transcendent Aesthetics of ArtDesign Eric Schmitt and Benoit Lemercier are two contemporary designers creating supremely seductive and sculptural ArtDesign objects. With different methods and intentions both create works that evoke beautiful harmony. There work will be presented at PAD Paris by the exciting Jean-Jacques Dutko Gallery. … Continue reading

American in Paris – Frank Lloyd Wright

  Frank Lloyd Wright created the philosophy of organic architecture. His idea of “organic architecture is a reinterpretation of nature’s principles as they had been filtered through the intelligent minds of men and women who could then build forms which … Continue reading