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

Homage to Vladimir Kagan (1927 – 2016)

28 year old Kagan in his Two Position rocker and ottoman, 1955. Image by Herman van Ness, courtesy of Vladimir Kagan Design Group  Ondine chair in walnut, designed 1958. Image courtesy of Vladimir Kagan Design Group. “I am evolutionary, not … Continue reading

Louis Louis Louis!

Interior of the new combined 59th street gallery. Photo courtesy of R. Louis Bofferding. R. Louis Bofferding and the Chinese Porcelain Company are now together under one roof on 59th Street in New York. Here Bofferding shares his passion and … Continue reading

Recent Design Articles for the Evolving Collector

Interesting and inspiring article about how and why to commission works from artists and craftpeople via Christie’s. (Click image to link to the article.)   Sotheby’s announced results that beat out Christie’s in the end of 2014 for the first time … Continue reading

Round-up of articles on Design Miami/Basel 2015

Here’s an interesting roundup of articles about Design Miami/Basel earlier this month. Enjoy! A Forum for design: Design Miami/Basel 2015 Show Report – Wallpaper Design Miami/Basel 2015 Highlights – ARTINFO UK Highlights from Design Miami/Basel – Architectural Digest Seven of the … Continue reading

Interview with’s co-founder Lionel Obadia

Gulp Light, circa 1960, Ingo Maurer. Image courtesy of Design Market. Design Market is an impressive new marketplace for authentic Modern design from the 1940s to 2000. For the last year and a half co-founders Lionel Obadia and David Mimouni have rounded … Continue reading

Italian Lighting and Blue Fractal Resin!

We were up at Les Puces for the first time in quite a while this week. Each year it becomes more “established” and this year is no different – from new numbered awnings for easier identification of the stands to … Continue reading

Friday Finds! TEFAF 2015

Pierre Paulin, One of a Pair of Armchairs, 1984, Lacquered wood, foam, original fabric   Image courtesy of Gallery Demisch Denant When we read that Demish Denant will be presenting work at TEFAF Design this year we were very excited to see what here-to-fore unseen … 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