ANGELA WEBER MÖBEL ZURICH
"What I would like to see more of is the continued support of local traditions, styles and aesthetics that can act as a counterweight to the speed at which ideas are circulating. I see speed as dilutive rather than accretive to mankind."
ETAGE PROJECTS COPENHAGEN
"Choose an idea over something that is technically precise. It has always been ideas driving history."
"The task of design now and in the future is to bring a new point of view into play, and that of a design gallery will always be to give shape to the energies and visions of the author."
INDIA MAHDAVI X WONDERGLASS
In Venice, WonderGlass launched two new designs created by designer India Mahdavi. Pistil incorporates Mahdavi’s iconic flower shape and consists of a transparent table top made with "pulegoso" glass supported by a metal base.
MERCADO MODERNO RIO DE JANEIRO
"The best advice is to collect what you like. There are lot of trends, the advantage of Brazilian vintage design is that the pieces use high quality materials, are well constructed, have amusing forms and carry a legacy and history by themselves."
OSCAR HUMPRIES & RÉMI GERBEAU
Carlo Mollino and Charlotte Perriand, though two fundamentally different artists, are bother acknowledged masters of 20th century design and architecture, linked by their shared love of the Alps. In St. Moritz,
Oscar Humphries & Rémi Gerbeau presented a selection of furniture by Mollino and Perriand.
"Anyone creating their own environment is following an utopian vision. Mine is a brutalist fur on a brutalist rock next to a brutalist fire in a brutalist cave. Making furniture is my version of couture–it‘s time consuming artisanal work made with, and for, a life with my better half the hun."
ROB PRUITT X YOOX
YOOX, the world’s leading online lifestyle store for fashion, design and art, presented “Migration Moving Blanket” a special project conceived exclusively for YOOX by the American artist.
ROSSELLA COLOMBARI MILAN
"You need to be curious, read, and be eager to visit all kinds of cultural events. My advice to both young as well as more experienced collectors is the the same: to study."