The Vintage and the Contemporary
I have visited the multifaceted design gallery reGeneration in Tribeca, where vintage and contemporary design objects come together in a personal and unique assemblage. Generated by a sophisticated taste, all objects here have a clear tendency towards modernist aesthetic sensibility. Along with mid-century pieces of furniture, regeneration represents the estate of Belgium designer Jan Yoors, who had been active in New York from 1950 until his death in 1977. Yoors’ legacy and innovation in the art of weaving is manifested in monumental tapestries of bright colors and bold forms; he turned the medium of tapestry into another and new expression of abstract art. The gallery has recently started a new line of furniture, inspired by American mid-century forms, but with interesting twists. I particularly loved this dresser made of ebonized walnut with brass legs and handles, covered with patters in gold leaf, whimsical, yet sincere.