We all remember Joan Fontaine, the Hollywood legend from her unforgettable role in Alfred Hitchcock's film Suspiciton for which she also won the 1941 Academy Award. She died last year, and Christie's will allow us to look into her lifestyle through its upcoming auction of the contents of her home in Carmel, CA.
I love how contemporary design is being shown and interpreted at Galerie Kreo, one of my favorite contemporary design gallery. Its current show, entitled "Contrast Control," which proposes a fresh look at pieces of furniture that differ in sizes. Placing a large and small together, the show proposes, brings a new perspective on the design pieces on show, by Pierre Charpin, Joschua Brunn, and more.
Bob Aibel, founder of Monderne Gallery is doing an extraordinary job in preserving and presenting the legacy of the American Studio Movement in the most genuine, schlarly way. Now, he is opening a show that comes to examine the work of mid-century modern
In 1953, the ambitious Rabbi Mortimer J. Cohen from Beth Shalom Synagogue in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania wrote a letter of induction to Frank Lloyd Wright, a letter which came to change the history of American architecture. His congregation was ready to embark on
The Architecture and Design Film Festival has presented a panel discussion in conjunction with the screening of Gray Matters, the documentary on Eileen Gray. The panel, moderated by Mary McGuckian, featured three speakers: Caroline Constant who published
In one of his most important contributions to the history of mid-century architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright designed his Usonian houses as economical and modest, for middle income clients. From all Usonian houses, his Auldbrass Plantation, built in Yemassee, South
Vitra Design Museum opened a show on Finnish starchitect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), one of the key contributors to the history of modern design and known particularly for his organic design. While his contemporaries experimented with Machine-Age and the lure of geometry, Aalto expressed his own version of modern design by using local natural materials and sculptural curved forms.
PAD is London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts and one of favorites, where collectors from across the globe are gathered during the week of Frieze London. It is taking place at the heart of Mayfair this weekend, and here are some of the objects on display that I really love.
The opening of the Haughton International Fine Arts and Antiques Fair at the Armory is certainly one of the most elegant events of the year. Recognized as one of the premier showcase for exceptional quality works of art and design, the fair, which has been organized by Brian and Anna Haughton has a great number of dealers specializing in modern design.
Loved, loved the documentary “”Gray Matters” by Marco Orsini, which was premiered last night at the New York Architecture and Design Film Festival. It is an investigation of the untold story of Eileen Gray, focusing on her contribution to the story of modern design and architecture. This biographical account is told by scholars, dealers, curators, and those