Last week for a quick layover before heading to Stockholm for Design Week, I stopped in Paris for a few days, here are some of the top galleries to visit for French mid-century design, Rue de Seine is where you want to go.
A couple highlights from my visit to this year’s 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen, Denmark. 3 days of open design showrooms, design talks and special exhibitions and of course enjoying the lovely city of Copenhagen.
Japanomania was a brilliant exhibition that I had the pleasure of visiting on a trip to Oslo, Norway. Carefully curated, the art and design pieces on display demonstrated how Japanese culture has influenced the arts and crafts movement in Scandinavia. Is there any culture that has not been artistically influenced by Japanese aesthetics?
Fuglen is not only a super cool coffee shop/cocktail bar but also a great venue to learn about Scandinavian design. Read about how this coffee shop teamed up with an auction house to promote mid-century Norwegian design and Nordic Icons.
I came across a number of design events that were either first timers or young events dedicated to build awareness on design and support young creatives. Read about Field & Supply, Content, Downtown Design and Feliz Austin taking place this Fall season each in their unique way.
My trip to PAD Paris in the Spring of 2014 was a focus on French design. I visit Le Corbusier’s studio home as well as the flea market of St Ouen. My love affair with ceramics from the south of France begins.
In a search to learn more on historic French design on a trip to Paris I came across a spectacular dining table of contemporary Italian design, inspired in architecture. Of course while you are traveling, the road ahead is most uncertain so here is a short story on how I got there.