OPENING / CLOSING
Across the U.S.:
Real-estate mogul Aby Rosen and architect Annabelle Selldorf have met opposition around their plans to alter the historic Philip Johnson interior at the Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan’s Seagram Building, including the removal of a much-adored curtain by Pablo Picasso. (via Vanity Fair)
Hong Kong’s M+ announces a Design Trust Research Fellowship for 2016 (apply here).
Patrick Seguin has a penchant for prefab Prouvé sales. (via WSJ Magazine)
Alice Rawsthorn reviews Jasper Morrison “Thingness” at Le Grand Hornu. (via the New York Times)
Read Alexandra Lange’s criticism of the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Pier55 in Manhattan, to be funded by Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg. (via Curbed)
Spring design auctions are upon us! Phillips holds its Design auction on the 9th. Highlights include Nendo’s Scatter Shelf (2011) and a pair of circa-1952 armchairs from Acotto House, Turin, by Carlo Mollino.
Wright has three sales in June: Design on the 11th, 20th Century Carpets on the 12th, and Important Italian Glass on the 13th—the third private collection blockbuster of important 20th-century glass in as many years.
The 10th edition of Design Miami/ Basel opens to the public on June 16th and runs through the 21st alongside Art Basel.
Idee di Pietra in Gstaad, Switzerland