Dieter Rams was “Wright”

“Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design.” (Dieter Rams) It’s not often that a contemporary designer gets its dedicated, (almost) solo auction nowadays. Obviously, Dieter Rams is not just any contemporary designer – but arguably the most influential industrial designer of the past century. Chicago-based auction house Wright just wrapped up their” “Dieter Rams: The JF Chen Collection” sale, featuring over 130 works by the iconic designer and his colleagues. The pieces had previously been exhibited by antique dealer Joel Chen in one of his Los Angeles showrooms. The sales grossed over $99,000. Dieter Rams' body of work includes more than 500 objects and furniture designs — from coffee grinders and razors to stereo components and projectors to universal shelving and seating designs — that are admired around the globe. Despite the variety and volume, his works illustrate a cohesive adherence to his philosophy of what makes good design.

These were the Days…

Thanks to their daughter, Paula, Robin & Lucienne Day (star designer couple whose input to the British Modern design is equivalent to what Charles & Ray Eames brought to the US) are in the limelight again. London-based design store twentytwentyone is hosting a selling exhibition of almost a hundred pieces of furniture and objects from Robin and Lucienne Day’s home. The designers, who spent 70 years living together (until Lucienne's death in 2010, followed a few months later by Robin Day's), collected or made each of those pieces, gathered and exhibited for the first time.

Phillips London, Photographs

Irving Penn, Hoyningen-Huene, Lee Friedlander, Guy Bourdin, Stephane Laniray, Terry Richardson, Edward Weston, David Bailey... Phillips will auction in London an intriguing collection of photographs on May, 8th, with estimates starting from £1,000 - 2,000. You can bid online and live, here. Irving Penn, Hoyningen-Huene, Lee Friedlander, Guy Bourdin, Stephane Laniray, Terry Richardson, Edward Weston, David Bailey... La maison de ventes Phillips met aux enchères à Londres, le 8 mai, une intrigante série de photographies. Les estimations débutent à 1000 - 2000 £. Si vous souhaitez enchérir en direct, en ligne, c'est ici.

1 Side Table, 2 Bouroullec, 62 designers: La Source

Après les paravents en 2010 ou la chaise de Verner Panton en 2011, c'est au tour de la "Side Table" de Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec (avec la généreuse collaboration de son éditeur, Vitra) d'être revue et corrigée par quelque 62 créateurs et designers, dont les oeuvres seront ce soir proposées aux enchères au cours de la traditionnelle et 15e vente de l'association de Gérard Garouste, La Source. Folding screens in 2010, Panton chairs in 2011, and now Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec's "Side Table": with the generous help of Vitra, 62 artists, architects and designers remodeled the piece of furniture for the charitable auction to be held tonight, organized by Gérard Garouste's association La Source.

La mystérieuse radio de Charles Eames

Cet étonnant prototype de radio en noyer contreplaqué courbé, signé Charles Eames, a vu le jour en 1946 : fabriquée et offerte par le designer américain à son ami et collaborateur Alexander Girard, elle ne fut cependant jamais produite. This astonishing walnut plywood prototype has been imagined in 1946 by Charles Eames, intended as a gift for his friend and collaborator Alexander Girard. It was never put into production.

Dialogues Art & Design: Moss x Phillips

Murray Moss, légende vivante du design et fondateur de la galerie et du magasin (récemment disparu) Moss de SoHo, à New York, joue les commissaires pour one vente aux enchères de la maison Phillips de Pury & Company.  L'événement proposer des oeuvres d'art et de design, certaines issues de la collection personnelle de Murray Moss et de son associé Franklin Getchell. Les lots seront exposés au cours des dix jours précédents la vente de ces "Dialogues entre art & design", qui se tiendra le 16 octobre. Murray Moss, the living design legend behind Moss gallery and (now defunct) shop in SoHo, is curating a namesake auction for Phillips de Pury & Company.  The event will present art and design works, some of them from the personal collection of Murray Moss and his associate Franklin Getchell. The lots will be exhibited during ten days before the "Dialogues between art & design" auction, to be held on October 16th.