The Month Ahead: Frank Gehry Opens at Centre Pompidou, PAD London Runs Concurrent to Frieze, and Celebrating “Archtober” in NYC

Artsy Design
Oct 1, 2014 4:33PM


This is the second of the 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

At MoMA “Making Music Modern: Design for Eye and Ear” brings together designs for auditoriums, instruments, radios, posters, record sleeves, and all other things musical, opening on October 18th. The 19th is your last chance to see “Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture.”

Maison Gerard highlights Jules Leleu’s classical French design firm in  “Maison Leleu: 1960s,” opening on October 1st.

Bloomfield Hills

October 12th is the last day to see “Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism” at Cranbrook Art Museum.

Further afield:


Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture” ends its tour at the Design Museum London on October 12th.


Curious how Frank Gehry was influenced by artists such as Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns? “Frank Gehry” opens at Centre Pompidou on October 8th.

On October 10th, Galerie Yves Gastou opens “Ado Chale: 50 Years of Alchemy”, including new works by the octogenarian designer from Belgium.

Weil am Rhein

Source Material,” an exhibition highlighting favorite objects of 54 creative minds—including Artsy’s own Carter Cleveland—curated by Jasper Morrison, Jonathan Olivares, and Marco Velardi, travels to Vitra Design Museum on October 24th.


Two shows close on October 12th at Design Museum Ghent: “Finn Juhl, a Danish design icon” and “No Design to Waste: Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project.”


Two books about the furniture of the Le Corbusier-designed capital city Chandigarh have hit the shelves: Amie Siegel’s Catalogue and Galerie Patrick Seguin’s Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret: Chandigarh, India.

Moss alum Juan Garcia Mosqueda has opened his own design gallery Chamber, under The High Line, featuring 100 works curated and designed by Studio Job.

Read about the challenge of designing a new typeface for the Bauhaus-Archiv Museum (via Fast Co.)

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kraus House outside Saint Louis is now open to the public (via Daniella on Design)


It’s Archtober in New York: 31 days, 31 organizations and 100+ tours, lectures, films, and exhibitions highlighting the importance of architecture and design in everyday life.

At 7 pm on October 1st at the Swiss Institute, Amie Siegel is in conversation with Nicholas Cullinan, Curator of Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Or catch Siegel speak with curator Kathleen Forde of University of Michigan Museum of Art on October 17th at 5:30 pm. And don’t miss viewing Siegel’s critically acclaimed film Provenance in gallery 919 of The Met.

On October 11-12th, Open House New York weekend takes over New York City’s five boroughs. Don’t forget to register for events starting October 1st.

Two single-owner sales are coming up at Wright this month: on October 7th, longtime dealer Alan Moss offers French and American modernism from his collection in "Design and Decoration,” and on the 24th, a sale of sketches, models, and prototypes by the playful American designer “Lawrence Laske Design Studio” come on the block, with proceeds benefitting the Laske-founded non-profit A Brain Tumor and A Dream.

During October 10–11th, visit curator Christopher West’s first Columbus Design Biennial, which pairs contemporary designer Jonathan Nesci with modern master Eliel Saarinen on the site of Saarinen’s First Christian Church in Columbus, Indiana.

Running contiguously with Frieze and Frieze Masters, PAD London takes place October 15-19th in Berkeley Square.

Vienna Design Week wraps up October 5th, while Dutch Design Week runs October 18-24th in Eindhoven.

And lastly, in case you missed last month’s 12 London Design Festival, make sure to flip through this roundup by Sight Unseen.

Alex Gilbert

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