friedman benda, one of the world’s leading design galleries, announces dna10 its 10th anniversary exhibition. dna10 aims to look ahead by taking stock of the past ten years of projects and exhibitions. reflecting on a decades’ worth of innovation, this survey will shine a light onto the beautiful chaos that is contemporary design.
through the distinct voices of 7 contemporary designers and artists from 4 continents, friedman benda will present an interpretation of the aesthetics of wabi-sabi, finding beauty in impermanence and imperfection, and integrity in authenticity and nature. functional artworks are explored through archetypical gestures and the blending of natural elements and materials: water, light, stone, clay, paper, lava, bronze, and bamboo.
the chairs are happy, distressed, embarrassed, surprised; they leap and bound, zoom past, or slowly slink away.
14 > 19 june 2016 / basel
12 > 17 april 2016 | milan
3 > 6 december 2015 | miami
12 > 16 november 2015 | new york city
Friedman Benda opened its eighth season with Ettore Sottsass 1955-1969. The fourth in a series devoted to the expansive oeuvre of the groundbreaking Italian architect – designer Ettore Sottsass (1917‐2007), the exhibition ten years in the making will explore the breadth of Sottsass’ remarkable creativity in the early stages of his career. With a display of unique ceramics, rare furniture and lighting, and vintage photographs never before seen in the United States, […]