Collecting Design: History, Collections, Highlights
Center for Architecture/AIA
October 15- December 19
Collecting modern and contemporary design has become one of the most dynamic, influential, and intriguing territories in the international marketplace, standing at the forefront of style and taste. While initially fueled by the fine arts market, collecting design has emerged as a discipline in its own right; one that dominates high-brow interiors and attracts those who value living with the finest design. The market has become a global barometer of trend forecasting, signifying the language, directions, and taste of our time. Collecting design has come forward as a source of taste-making and trend forecasting, generating market reports, art fairs, museum exhibitions, research projects, scholarship, monographs, and endless headlines. Collecting design inspires scholarly analysis, art fairs, museum exhibitions, and monographs, and was cited recently by the Wall Street Journal as a lucrative avenue of investment.
This unique program educates architects, interior designers, design lovers, and art collectors in this fascinating world. It focuses on various themes which have a central place in the collectible design world. Lectures are accompanied by conversations with leading experts, including curators, collectors, dealers, and scholars.
For the Fall 2019 season of Collecting Design: History, Collections, Highlights, I will be hosting: Derek Ostergard on Viennese modern design and the innovation of the Wiener Werkstätte; Dr. Robert Aibel on Connoisseurship in George Nakashima’s furniture; David Scott on the curated interior and on selecting the right collectible objects; James Zemaitis on learning about collecting design through Instagram; Russel Piccione on how collectible pieces of furniture and objects help him in the process of creating interiors of ‘soul’; Béatrice Saint-Laurent and Laure Hélène Joseph on the program of contemporary design of Parisian Galerie BSL.
Registration is open now.
Design and Decorative Arts in New York City:
Touring Collections,Museums, and Highlights
October 16, 24, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 11, 18
11:00am - 12:30pm
This program comes to explore the season's most exciting design events. Focusing on design culture and the decorative arts, it examines periods, styles, and idioms in modern and contemporary design through visiting New York City’s major collections, museum exhibitions, private galleries, art fairs, historic houses, and auction houses. We examine modes and directions that have come to shape the course of design, as they are portrayed in the material world, furniture and furnishings, interior décor, porcelain, metalwork, ceramics, glass, textiles, and other accessories. Registration begins on August 1st. For more information, email me at email@example.com