The Month Ahead: Paul Rand, Nathalie du Pasquier, and Scott Burton Open in New York & Design Highlights at The Armory Show and TEFAF

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Mar 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

Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand” has just opened at the Museum of the City of New York. Don’t miss seeing over 150 works by the American design master before July 19th.

Kit Nº11, 2014-2015
Kit Nº2, 2014-2015

Chamber just opened “It Is Hard to Get Excited About Growth of Less Than 3% With No Sign of Imminent Improvement,” a show of new works by postmodern icon Nathalie du Pasquier. The mixed-media works are on view through May 2nd.

Scott Burton Tableaux,” a selling exhibition of Burton’s monumental works in granite, steel, and wood, opens at Wright New York on the 3rd and wraps up on the 21st.

Carwan Gallery, Beirut’s leading contemporary design gallery, will be exhibiting in the Special Projects section of The Armory Show, opening March 5th. For ARAB DOLLS Maya, Zeina, Racha and Yara, Lebanese designer Carlo Massoud has created a limited-edition, 60-piece collection of dolls.

Blood Moon II: Shot Down, No Tide, 2015
Patrick Parrish Gallery

Patrick Parrish Gallery’s exhibition of Eric Timothy Carlson’s drawings and sculptures opens on the 5th.

Pressed Flower Rust, 2013
Paul Kasmin Gallery
Pressed Flower Petrol Blue, 2013
Paul Kasmin Gallery
Pressed Flower White, 2013
Paul Kasmin Gallery

At Paul Kasmin Gallery, “Ron Arad: In Reverse” comes off the wall on March 14th.

Large dining table in pine designed by Lina Bo Bardi, Marcelo Ferraz and Marcelo Suzuki for the SESC-Pompéia Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1980s., 1980s
R & Company

R & Company opens not one, but two shows on March 24th: “Lina Bo Bardi + Roberto Burle Marx” and “Grains of Paradise: Contemporary African Design,” a collaboration with Cape Town gallery Southern Guild.

Secret Cube, 2013
Demisch Danant
Low Table with Drawers, 1967
Demisch Danant

Don’t miss the opportunity to see a selection of new works—with pieces by Maria Pergay, Pierre Paulin, Roger Fatus, Michael Boyer, and Joseph André Motte—at Demisch Danant before the 28th.

On March 31st, “Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism” will open at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.


Tanya Aguiñiga’s exhibition “Mothering the Form” comes to a close at Volume Gallery on the 7th, just in time for the gallery to open up a five-year anniversary group show called “Five to Life: A Very Serious Reenactment” on the 13th.

Los Angeles

Concrete bench with round legs, 2012
SEOMI International
From the Glitter 2014-15, 2014
SEOMI International
"Trans 13-003" chair, 2013
SEOMI International

SEOMI International has just opened “Living in Art I: Let’s Art,” the first in a series of group shows, on view through April 24th. Read more about it on Artsy.

Further Afield:


Foray Into Chromatic Zones,” Sheila Hicks’s first solo institutional show in the U.K., opened last month at Hayward Gallery, and it’s on through April 19th.


The fourth iteration of Design Days Dubai runs concurrently with Art Dubai, March 16–20—look out for our preview of the fair, coming soon.


Autumn Meltdown, ca. 1902
Jason Jacques Inc.
Imperial Winter, 1897
Jason Jacques Inc.

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) takes place from March 13th through the 22nd. Jason Jacques and Demisch Danant are the only galleries who from the United States who will be exhibiting in the fair’s highly selective design section.

Weil am Rhein

Splice, 2012
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design” opens on the 14th at the Vitra Design Museum. Ifeanyi Oganwu’s Splice chair is included in the exhibition, which also covers featuring fine arts, graphic design, illustration, film, photography, architecture, and urban planning.


Nathalie du Pasquier’s book of previously unpublished drawings Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously: 1981-87 is now available for preorder!


Ambra Medda, co-founder of Design Miami/ and former creative director of L’ArcoBaleno, has joined Christie’s as Global Creative Director of their 20/21 Design department. (via Christie’s)

Sotheby’s has obtained a stake in car-auction specialist company RM Auctions. (via ARTnews)

Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels have been recruited to design Google’s new headquarters. (via FastCo Design)

A competition has been announced for the design of a new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, Germany. (via Dezeen)

Japanese industrial designer Kenji Ekuan passed away last month at the age of 85. (via The Guardian)


New York

Phillips’s Contemporary Art and Design Evening Sale takes place on the 3rd of the month, followed by Sotheby’s 20th Century Design sale on the 4th.

On March 4th, Tom Joyce will have a conversation with MAD director Glenn Adamson.


Wright hosts its biannual Design auction on the 26th.

Alex Gilbert

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