The Month Ahead: Watch Anton Alvarez Create His First U.S. Show + miArt and Salone del Mobile Hit Milan

Artsy Design
Apr 2, 2015 4:00AM


Our Month Ahead series rounds up noteworthy shows, news, and other happenings in the design and architecture communities.


Across the U.S.:

New York

In case you missed it, mid-March saw the opening of “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, showcasing sets, props, and costumes from the iconic show.

Designing Homes: Jews and Midcentury Modernism” is now on view at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

The Thread Wrapping Machine Bench 051014, 2014
Salon 94

Yesterday saw the opening of “Wrapsody,”Anton Alvarez’s first show in the U.S., at Salon 94’s Bowery space. The designer will transform the gallery into an open studio by creating works there over the course of the next five weeks, culminating in a final week of exhibition from May 5th–9th.

Friedman Benda opened a show yesterday of new work by Wendell Castle, called “Gathering Momentum.”

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980” has opened at the Museum of Modern Art.

Ennion: Master of Roman Glass” closes on April 13th at the Met.


Patrick Parrish Gallery highlights radical design of the ’60s and ’70s with the show “Rad Light: The Radical Lighting Collection of Jim Walrod,” on view through the 20th.

A show all about the master of Italian radical design: “Gaetano Pesce: One of a kind Iconic Works 1967-2015,” is at Allouche Gallery through the 25th.

Sculptural "Peaux Tendres" Chair , 2014
R & Company

Not to be missed: R & Company’s concurrent shows “Grains of Paradise: Contemporary African and Design” and “Lina Bo Bardi + Roberto Burle Marx” both wrap up on the 30th.

Further Afield:


MiArt, which includes a growing Object section, opens in Milan on April 10th.

On the 13th the design industry arrives in Milan for the annual Salone del Mobile, a city-wide calendar of events, exhibitions, and parties that complement the trade fair which was founded in 1961. Read Alice Rawsthorn’s article discussing the future of Salone in Frieze.


Also by Alice Rawsthorn, read “Antonioni’s Dome,” her latest contribution to Maharam Stories.


The Walker Art Center has launched a website called Minnesota by Design dedicated to all things notable conceived of in the state of Minnesota (including works by RO/LU).

Corning Museum of Glass has just opened their new contemporary art and design wing, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners.

Facebook has moved into their headquarters designed by Frank Gehry, which is officially the world’s largest open floor plan complete with a green roof. (via Dezeen)

Scottish architects Page\Park have been appointed the restoration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art, which sustained fire damage last summer. (via Dezeen)


New York

Cast your votes today! Public voting for Architizer A+ awards ends this Friday, the 3rd.

The panel discussion “Eileen Gray: Why Now?” will take place on the 13th at 6:30 pm at the New York School of Interior Design.

Another panel discussion, “Trends in Tubular: Tradition and Experimentation in Bent Metal Furniture,” is scheduled on the evening of the 15th at The Czech Center Bohemian National Hall, presented in conjunction with the Center for Architecture.

Alex Gilbert

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