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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) CALIFORNIA DESIGN 1930-1965: LIVING IN A MODERN WAY October 1, 2011 – March 25, 2012 An extension of organic principles based on the architecture and design of Frank Lloyd Wright, Mid-century modern is a recognized movement that speaks of works between the years 1930 to 1965. This exhibition is the first major study of California Mid-century modern design, and features some 300 objects including furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and textiles from residential, industrial and graphic design. The intention is to examine the contributory role that Californian designers had in shaping the “material culture” in the United States. The exhibition is organized into four thematic areas and, according to LACMA, is aimed at elucidating the 1951 quote from émigré Greta Magnusson Grossman that is incorporated into the exhibition’s title: California design “is not a superimposed style, but an answer to present conditions…It has developed out of our own preferences for living in a modern way." lacma.org
NUEDGE AND SICIS If you seek an elegant and enduring change in the environment of your home, consider the unique line of furniture by designer Amel Chamandy of NuEdge Design. This line of limited edition pieces is flavored with color, texture and mosaic by Italian furniture maker SICIS Next Art. Able to tastefully accent even the most neutral interiors, these bright and expressive pieces speak of their owner’s exotic sense of style with lasting presence, making for exciting gaming in image and accent.
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Architecture lives in Mississauga! Touted as the highest skyscrapers in any suburban city of North America, the Absolute World condominium development has created some serious architectural envy. Featuring the result of Bejing, China’s architectural design firm MAD, these edify are a “pileup” of floor plates that cavort and twist in and out to produce a curvaceous shape. A “she-building”, with the line of glass dressed in a corset of horizontal ribs, one of the towers is dubbed the “Marilyn Monroe” and slinks its way skyward. The second tower widens at the base and features a more uniform twist and acts as a visual counterpoint for the feminine Marilyn. Both offer a wide range in viewing
tradition, Porada has a passion for wood. Designed by Gino Carollo, the Porada delicate solid walnut FLAMINGO coat stand with open frame is made of slender lengths of wood gathered at the centre. and is now available at Galerie NuEdge. London, UK Terence Conran THE WAY WE LIVE NOW, Design Museum November 16, 2011 – March 4, 2012
Born on October 4, 1931, Sir Terence Conran is renowned as one of Britain’s most influential contemporary designers and restaurateurs. To mark his 80th birthday the Design Museum presents a major exhibition exploring this man’s unique impact on contemporary life in Britain. Through his own design work and entrepreneurial flair, Sir Terence has transformed the British way of life and reached out to the world with design and architectural practice.The Way We Live Now explores this impact and legacy, as well as, Conran’s design approach and inspiration. The exhibition traces a career that made its way through post-war austerity to the new sensibility of the Festival of Britain in the 1950s, to the birth of the Independent Group and the Pop Culture of the 1960s, to the design boom of the 1980s and beyond. The exhibition is curated by Stafford Cliff and Deyan Sudjic.
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angles of the city and surrounding area skyline. MAD’s aim was to evoke the city dwellers’ aspiration for nature and get them in touch with the sunlight and the wind. The towers are an example of the power of design and make a strong social statement in what used to be a bastion of mediocre suburban developments. The buildings are sculpturelike with an overall effect that is expressed as a “scaled up” version of audacity, sensuality and romance. The Absolute World Towers, with rhythm and form akin to the human body, are destined to become icons in a skyline that reaches out to the shores of Lake Ontario.
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