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Design and Collectables Marketplace The Bruno Effect Launches Online

Founded by Carmine Bruno, former 1stDibs International managing director, The Bruno Effect was created “to liberate the design world from friction when purchasing high-end furniture and collectibles online”. A new global marketplace connecting interior designers and collectors with a curated selection of furniture and collectibles from the world’s best antique, vintage and contemporary dealers, The Bruno Effect launches on 10th November 2021. (Top of page – Ronald Phillips George III Satinwood and Purpleheart side cabinet)...

Paris Gears Up For FIAC 2021

From October 21st to October 24th, for its 47th edition, FIAC brings together over 160 galleries from 25 countries at the Grand Palais Ephémère and the Galerie Eiffel, which has been specifically installed for FIAC as an extension of the structure on the Champ-de-Mars. The selection will include modern art, contemporary art, and design galleries, as well as editions, from France and other European countries, Great Britain, North and South America, Asia, Africa as well...

Works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Archibald Knox Feature in Lyon & Turnbull’s Design Auction

Lyon & Turnbull’s Decorative Arts: Design since 1860 auction on November 2nd-3rd includes important works by both Archibald Knox (1864-1933) and Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). The Live Online auction will be on view in the company’s historic Edinburgh saleroom. Archibald Knox’s designs for Liberty & Co. are very well documented, especially his designs for their Tudric and Cymric ranges (top of page). They enjoy a global reputation. Famously, Hollywood actor Brad Pitt is a fan...

Continuing the Illustrious History of Furniture Making

Modern British furniture manufacturing leads the world, with its design flair and traditional hand skills setting the highest standards. But what does it take to continue an illustrious history of furniture-making?  British furniture-making has always set the highest standards in design and manufacturing quality, and it’s fascinating to realise how much its styles and materials are influenced by world history.  From the Restoration period of the 1660s-1680s, when the return of the king and his...

French Auction House Artcurial Announces Three Outstanding Design Sales

French auction house Artcurial has three exceptional design sales scheduled for November 2019. Under the leadership of design experts Fabien Naudan and Emmanuel Bérard, the sales include Scandinavian Design on November 12th, French Masters on 19th November, and Italian Design on November 19th. Scandinavian design – 12th November 2019 Highlights of the sales include outstanding pieces by Hans J. Wegner, Alvar Aalto, Paavo Tynell and Poul Henningsen. Among those: Rare oak, cane and brass Dolphin...

Stanley Kubrick Exhibition Opens at Design Museum London

The Design Museum, London celebrates the work of one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century in an exhibition from April 26th to September 15th 2019. The exhibition was previewed on April 25th, and opened by Kubrick’s widow Christiane, brother-in-law and executive producer Jan Harlan, daughter and photographer Katharina, co-curator Deyan Sudjic, and advisor Alan Yentob. The exhibition includes important works by designers Hardy Amies, Saul Bass, Milena Canonero and Ken Adam, art and...

Design Museum Announces Major Exhibition on the Work of Film-maker Stanley Kubrick

The Design Museum, London celebrates the work of one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century in an exhibition from April 26th to September 15th 2019. Marking the 20th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s death, the exhibition explores his unique command of the whole creative design process of film making, from story-teller to director to editor. Visitors will be able to relive iconic scenes and discover unseen material from his genre-defining films, including The Shining,...

The Best Design Museums

The best design museums are places where people can learn about the objects and designs that have shaped our world. We’re familiar with famous examples such as London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, but there are many others across the globe—from Berlin to Toronto—worth visiting. The Design Museum, London The London Design Museum’s eagerly anticipated new home opened in High Street Kensington late last year, a striking Grade II* listed building—once the Commonwealth Institute—that offers three...

Gordon Russell: An English Craftsman-Designer

The handmade tradition of fine English furniture blossomed in the early twentieth century, but it was Gordon Russell who took ‘design for living’ into a new phase of creativity. For connoisseurs of fine English-made furniture, the craftsmen-designers of the twentieth century produced pieces that are eagerly collected today. In the last issue of Arts & Collections we looked back at the Arts & Crafts movement (1880s-1920s), when, at the turn of the century, English furniture...

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