Hommage to Philippe Hiquily – Galerie Yves Gastou

After the model created in 1968 commissioned by Louise de Vilmorin and André Malraux which is in the Chateau de Verrières-les-Buisson, France.  ~~ The exhibition, ‘Hommage’ at the Yves Gastou gallery shines the spotlight on the work of the late … Continue reading

Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design at the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC

If you get a chance to see this exhibition, grab it! Laid out over two floors and showing over 100 works, it explores the important contributions of women to modernism in postwar visual culture in the 1950s and 60s. At … Continue reading

#ParisDesignWeek Highlights from AD Interieurs and Now! Le Off

One can’t help but sense the lofty ideals, optimism about the future and nationalistic pride embodied in the grand Modern gestures of the Palais d’Iena. Designed by Auguste Perret for the Exposition Universelle de 1937,  it includes a monumental sweeping staircase … Continue reading

Friday Finds!

This beautiful sculptural portemanteaux designed by Felix Agostini,  straddles the worlds of Art and Design – it can as easily be described as a piece of sculpture as it can a functional piece of design. Sculpturally it has a personal and playful quality, … Continue reading

Friday Finds! StudioDrift’s Ghost Chairs

Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta of Studio Drift are phenomenally talented! Looking back at their amazing Ghost Chair Collection (2007/2008) of futuristic plexiglass chairs created with laser technology, we were struck again by the originality of their vision.  Created using acrylic … Continue reading

Charles Trevelyan ‘Tripartite’ light 2013

We have long been fans of Charles Trevelyan’s amazing work and posted about his ‘Outside Within’ light (first image above) in Spring last year http://arte-case.com/2012/04/11/there-was-an-outstanding-array-of-talent-at-pad-in/. On a recent viewing of his current pieces we were fascinated to see how his … Continue reading

Emile Galle, Majorelle and Lalique, Sotheby’s

The Sotheby’s Art Nouveau sale in Paris yesterday yielded some interesting results. Out of 137 lots, 15 remained unsold. The glass vases by Emile Galle sold consistently above their estimates (lot 8, a carved and marquetry-de-verre vase, 1900,  pictured above … Continue reading