Marcel Breuer (1902–1981) is best known as one of the early 20th century’s most influential furniture designers, and is considered to be one of the masters of Modernism.
Breuer’s designs are light and easy to move. Pictured is his Early Wassily Chair, a Design redo of the club chair of the past, edited to liberate space and the sitter.
During WWII, Prouvé was active with the French Resistance, earning him a position as the Mayor of Nancy after the war. His building and furniture business was also contracted to manufacture frame houses for refugees.
It’s Frieze Week
We were out and about yesterday previewing London’s PAD, one of the leading fairs for 20th-century art, Design, and Decorative Art, in the heart of vibrant Mayfair.
While we were out, we also stopped by Blain Southern and The Hospital Club.
Flip through our album and take a look at what’s happening during Frieze Week.
Galleries at Expo Chicago
We’re very excited to be partnering with EXPO CHICAGO, the inaugural international exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art and Design!
Set to occur on Chicago’s historic Navy Pier, EXPO CHICAGO will open the fall art season, featuring international galleries and offering a curated blend of Contemporary and Modern Art and Design.
Designers In Residence
Celebrating new and emerging design talent, the Design Museum’s annual Designers in Residence program supports the next generation at an early stage in their career. Selected via an open-call, this year’s residents are Freyja Sewell, Harry Trimble and Oscar Medley-Whitfield, Lawrence Lek, and Yuri Suzuki.
The finalists were asked to explore the idea of economy and resourcefulness in an object, an environment, or an experience. The results will be displayed in the Design Museum starting September 5, 2012!
Browse some more amazing Design talent.
Discovering New York
To celebrate New York’s architecture and design, the 10th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend, which runs from October 6 to 7, 2012, will unlock the city, providing New Yorkers and tourists with free access to hundreds of sites, talks, tours, and performances throughout the five boroughs.
From historic landmarks to sustainable skyscrapers, get rare access into the extraordinary architecture that defines New York City.
Browse more Architecture and Design.
MoMA’s Century of the Child
The Museum of Modern Art’s ambitious survey of 20th-century design for children, Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000, is the first large-scale overview of the Modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking.
This kid-friendly exhibition, which opens July 29, doesn’t dwell on Victorian sentimentality, but heads right into 20th-century pragmatism without sacrificing a sense of wonder.
Discover more fantastic Design.
RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist
The Guardian reports that the Olympic Stadium, an art gallery, a cancer center, a laboratory, a bank tower, and a theatre are in the running for the RIBA Sterling Prize, Britain’s foremost architectural award.
1. 2012 Olympic Stadium, London Populous
2. Maggie’s centre, Gartnavel, Glasgow OMA
3. New Court, Rothschild Bank, London OMA
4. The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge, Stanton Williams
5. Lyric Theatre, Belfast, O’Donnell + Tuomey
6. The Hepworth, Wakefield, David Chipperfield Architects
Browse more beautiful Architectural Properties.
Designed to Win
If you’re in London, don’t miss the Design Museum’s new exhibition, Designed to Win, which celebrates the ways in which design and sport are combined, pushing the limits of human endeavor to achieve records and victories.
From the design of F1 cars to running shoes and racing bikes, the quest for enhanced performance and function is endless.
Coinciding with London’s biggest year of sport, Designed to Win, which takes place from July 26 to November 18, 2012, explores the various ways in which design has shaped the sporting world.
Be inspired by this dazzling range of Design.
Noguchi Table Sells For US$2.9 million
Estimated to sell for US$800,000, this Isamu Noguchi marble fossil table sold for twice its estimate: an incredible US$2,882,500, at Christie’s Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale yesterday.
Get up to date on the latest auction results.
Results of the Design Sale At Wright Auction House
Design fans, we’ve got the results of the important design sales at Wright auction house in Chicago, IL, last week:
Leila & Massimo Vignelli, Titans Of Design
The spotlight is on that duo’s oeuvre from the 1950s through today, and reflects the considerable reach of their practice.
Both trained in architecture, they produced signage for the New York subway system, Bloomingdale’s ubiquitous brown paper bag, and the Ford Motor Company corporate identity program (for which they received $1 million), just to name a few!
Read their amazing story in artnet Magazine.
Decorative Art and Design at Christie’s
Preview tomorrow’s important sale, Arts Décoratifs du 20ème Siècle et Design, at Christie’s Paris, featuring impressive works by Albert Cheuret, Emile Jacques Ruhlmann, Edgar-William Brandt, and many others.
Supersized Design At Fondazione Bisazza
The museum, dedicated to Design and Contemporary architecture, is set to open in Vicenza, Italy, a town best known for Palladio’s iconic villas, on June 8, 2012.
Designed in 1970 as a dedication to Joe DiMaggio, this fantastic oversized baseball glove, Joe, is the product of cooperation between designers Donato D’Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi.
One of the original editions is in the Museum of Modern Art’s collection in New York, and the other is now live for bidding in artnet Auctions!