culbutor designed by marc held (1965)
above / below: ettore sottsass
above: jason miller was awarded the “modernism” best young designer award–these are his Lego inspired vases
At this year’s Modernism show at The Park Avenue Armory in New York Nov 12-15 two trends were evident. one was a continuing interest in mid century modern furniture. Dealers have now pushed into the eccentric odd corners of that style–eg Marc Held’s “Culbutor.” The second is a revival of interest in postmodernism–at least as embodied in Memphis and Ettore Sottsass ceramic teapots.
Modernism + Art20 is at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, at 67th Street, on Friday from noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.; and Monday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $20 a day or $30 for a two-day pass; (212) 777-5218 or sanfordsmith.com.