Collaborations between the worlds of fashion and furniture have been increasingly visible at Milan Design Week and this year has been no exception. Big fashion houses and luxury car brands in partnership with established home-ware designers were making the big statements this year with an array of spectacular installations and eye-catching displays across the city.
Milan’s historic Fonderia Artistica Battaglia launches its inaugural residency program, appointing Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte Artistic Director of the Design Department. The exhibition L’Ultima Cera features the work of the first resident: Anton Alvarez.
Table in natural or black stained oak.
The table top is composed of fourteen staves; the base has three legs.
The special configuration of the top and the leg placement allow dynamic and flexible table usage, also by a greater number of persons with respect to a traditional configuration.
Aki Kuroda’s iconic Red Flower bench was created in 2007 for his solo exhibition, Cosmocity, at the Rabih Hage Gallery, London. The series of limited edition “sculpture-furniture” pieces formed part of Kuroda’s London iteration of his ongoing Cosmogarden installation series.
Edition 1/18, signed.
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Lena Peters is a ceramicist whose works play with folkloric narratives. Her interest in folklore, mythology, history and nature results in work that dances between the real and the unreal, creating illustrative objects which work to embody her storytelling.
Siah Armajani: Follow This Line is the first comprehensive US retrospective devoted to the work of Minneapolis-based artist Siah Armajani. Born in Tehran in 1939, Armajani moved to Minnesota in 1960 to attend Macalester College in St. Paul. He has lived and worked in the Twin Cities ever since, while exhibiting internationally.