The Month Ahead: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House Reopens, Chamberlain and Prouvé on view at Gagosian in New York, and Modernism Week in Palm Springs

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Feb 2, 2015 5:00AM


This is our Month Ahead series where we round up noteworthy shows, news, and other happenings in the design and architecture communities.


Across the U.S.:

New York

Last call to catch “What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder’s Vision,” closing February 8th at Museum of Arts and Design.

Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940-1978” opens on February 11th at the Americas Society. The exhibition, which includes items on loan from R & Company, is on through May 16th.

Opening on February 14th at MoMA: “This is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good.”

“Chamberlain-Prouvé,” a collaborative show by Galerie Patrick Seguin and Gagosian Gallery, opens on February 27th at Gagosian’s 24th Street space. Two of Jean Prouvé’s full-scale houses will be on view.

Further Afield:


On February 6th, Artcurial will auction 60 vintage cars from the Baillon Collection, including a rare Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider and just one of three known Maserati A6G 2000 Gran Sport Berlinetta Fruas. Amazingly, the collection, which spans from the 1910s to the ’70s, sat forgotten for 50 years in a property in the west of France.

Mexico City

Rare "Rio" chaise lounge, 1978/2001
Archetypal Vase, 2014
Ángulo Cero

Zona MACO, which includes a design section of 20+ exhibitions, runs from the 4th through the 8th. 

Cape Town

Guild Design Fair opens in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 25th.  The fair will see the debut of the “Afreaks” collaboration with the Haas Brothers and Monkeybiz, at R & Company’s booth.


Since opening in 1989, Galerie Patrick Seguin has built the world’s largest collection of Jean Prouvé’s demountable houses. The first 5 volumes in a series of 15 books examining Prouve’s demountable architecture will be made available on February 26th at Gagosian Gallery, on the occasion of the “Chamberlain-Prouvé” opening.


This could be your once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a house designed by Louis Kahn. One of nine built Kahn residences is on the market for $289,000 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. For his Quaker and civil rights activist clients, Kahn incorporated six sloping pyramidal roofs to create an ideal common area for hosting regular meetings and events. (via Zillow)

Rug, 2014
Johnson Trading Gallery

Don’t miss Johnson Trading Gallery’s Katie Stout duking it out with five other designers on Ellen’s Design Challenge, which airs Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on HGTV.


Palm Springs

Modernism Week kicks off on February 13th alongside Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. Amidst dozens of coveted mid-century home tours, interiors photographer Leslie Williamson will be speaking on the subject of her latest book Modern Originals: At Home With Midcentury European Designers on Sunday, February 15th (tickets here).

Los Angeles

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, under renovation since 2008, reopens to the public on February 13th. (via FastCo Design)


On February 12th, Wright will hold their first ever dedicated American Design auction, comprised of works by greats such as Eames, Nelson, Knoll, and Noguchi!

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