new york city based gallery and showroom matter is hosting a curated installation showing the latest collections from matter made and established & sons side by side. their collaboration is a natural expression of their shared values and attitude towards design, to create a bridge between their languages gathered through an installation on the occasion of new york design week. the exhibition will be on view until 2 june 2018.
for its new collection, established & sons has collaborated with leading international designers, including ronan & erwan bouroullec, konstantin grcic, dimitri bähler, mauro pasquinelli and established & sons’ design director, sebastian wrong.
one of main venues in recent years during milan’s annual design week in april, ventura lambrate, has shut down. the crowds and content that came to the area has come with a price. gentrification. “the success of ventura lambrate also meant that the area came into development,” said margriet vollenberg, founder and curator of ventura projects.
when art and design activity goes up in an area the rents go up and the art galleries and showrooms relocate. a few big brands come and stay but the economics hit the emerging talent most. in addition to rent increases, the development brought in happenings that didn’t align with vollenberg’s vision making it very difficult to curate and maintain the quality the visitors have grown accustom to.
in 2018 a new venue will emerge, ventura future. the site, the milanese liberty house, futurdome. once the meeting place of world renowned artists such as carlo belloli, filippo tommaso marinetti and fortunato depero who together with giacomo balla and umberto boccioni, were a part of the futurist movement. the historical building has been restored along the lines of the futuristic ideals and has over 1400 square meters to exhibit the best of the best in contemporary design. “of course a new location means a new way of presenting and exhibiting. however ventura future will be all about offering a platform for emerging talents and independent labels.
above> ventura lambrate 2017 from ventura projects.
above> ventura lambrate 2010 from robert andriessen.
luminaire continues its commitment to viscerally connecting the public with contemporary design by hosting muti-disciplinary italian architect and designer antonio citterio for a lecture and exhibition in chicago. on tuesday, june 13th, citterio will present a lecture at the museum of contemporary art chicago which will be followed by an opening reception for the inauguration of a month-long exhibition of the designer’s work at luminaire chicago showroom. aiming to uncover the connective stories between process, product, and design, the exhibition will feature iconic pieces designed by antonio citterio for renowned brands b&b italia, vitra, and flos.
despite a growing appreciation for twentieth-century architecture in recent years, great works continue to be lost to neglect, deterioration, and demolition only decades after their design and construction. in 2006, responding to growing threats to modern architecture, wmf launched its modernism at risk initiative with knoll as founding sponsor. the initiative provides a framework for addressing the issues that endanger modern landmarks and supports architectural advocacy, conservation, and public education.
this year, the jury selected molenaar & co. architecten (rotterdam), hebly theunissen architecten (delft), and landscape architect michael van gessel (amsterdam) as the recipients of the 2016 world monuments fund/knoll modernism prize for the preservation and rehabilitation of the justus van effen complex in rotterdam, the netherlands. the biennial award will be presented at the museum of modern art (moma), new york, on 5 december 2016, by mr. joshua david; barry bergdoll, meyer schapiro professor of art history and archaeology at columbia university, curator of architecture & design at moma, and chairman of the prize jury; and mr. cogan. the award presentation, a free and public event, will be followed by a presentation by the members of the prize-winning team.
business attire. seating is limited.
rsvp required: email email@example.com by monday, 28 november 28 2016.
above> piero lissoni, nasir kassamali and giulio cappellini
saturday 14 may 2016 / 3p / conversation room / wanted design manhattan / 269 11th ave ( btw 27th & 28th )
italian design brands and the us market: opportunities
guilio cappellini / creative director and talent scout
nasir kassamali / founder of luminaire and talent scout
piero lissoni / architect and designer
in conversation with gilda bojardi / editor in chief interni
use your ears to listen to the ‘i’s’
above> interni’s open borders exhibition at universita degli studi di milano
miami and chicago based luminaire offered DesignApplause a glimpse of milan design week 2016 through their eyes. four of those eyes belong to founders nasir and nargis kassamali.
[ day 1 ]
towers by sergei tchoban, sergey kuznetsove and agniya sterligova; and invisible border by mad architects
ron arad and nasir (and nargis) at along the lines of happiness installation by laura ellen bacon and sebastian cox
naoto fukasawa sitting on his papilio chair at the b&b italia showroom
entrance of pallazzo litta
exhibition of vitra’s physix chair by alberto meda
jean marie massaud at porro showroom
konstantin grcic signing a special edition of classicon drawing book for nasir
paola lenti outdoor collection
details and inspirations at paola lenti
[ see all the photos of day 1 ]
join luminaire for a reception and a special exhibition of danish designer poul kjaerholm’s elegantly refined furniture for fritz hansen.
opening reception> tuesday 8 october 2013 | 6 > 8p [ rsvp ]
location> luminaire lab | 3901 ne 2nd ave miami