Living in a Material World

Ron Arad ‘Blo Void’ Chair, 2006 (est. £50,000–80,000)
With Tony Chambers, Editor-in-Chief of the influential design and lifestyle magazine Wallpaper*
Studio Job Cabinet from the ‘Perished’ Collection, 2010 (est. £40,000–60,000)
Thomas Heatherwick ‘Keep off the Glass’ Chair, 2004 (est. £10,000–15,000)
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With the rising culture of the tastemakers, largely fueled by the social media, the auction houses have entered the arena of defining and redefining those proponents, leaders in matters of style and taste. In the fall, Sotheby’s will present ‘Living in a Material World’, an auction dedicated to cutting edge design, with a focus on exploring the way in which key designers have employed materials in new ways. Tastemaker Tony Chambers, Editor-in-Chief of the influential design and lifestyle magazine Wallpaper* was selected to curate that event, examining through some of the best furniture created in recent years the story of materials. From traditional methods, polished in the digital world, to radical materials, to the use of the most technologically advanced tools available, from wood to concrete, plastics, to stone, the selection of objects comes to tell the story of materials in the world of design. The auction will take place at Sotheby’s London on 17 October 2017. Above: ​Marc Newson ‘Extruded Table 3’, 2008 (est. £70,000-100,000)

 

Ron Arad ‘Blo Void’ Chair, 2006 (est. £50,000–80,000)
With Tony Chambers, Editor-in-Chief of the influential design and lifestyle magazine Wallpaper*

Studio Job Cabinet from the ‘Perished’ Collection, 2010 (est. £40,000–60,000)
Thomas Heatherwick ‘Keep off the Glass’ Chair, 2004 (est. £10,000–15,000)

 

This article was originally posted on Daniella on Design

 

 


 

Dr. Daniella Ohad is a design historian, educator, writer, and tastemaker, who received her Ph.D. degree from the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture. For the past two decades, she has been committed to education in design history and theory, history of the interior, material culture, and the decorative arts, with a special expertise in modern and contemporary design culture. She has taught in some of the world’s leading art institutions, and currently leads “Collecting Design: History, Collections, Highlights, the only program on collecting design at the New York School of Interior Design. Her articles and critiques have been published in magazines and peer-review journals, and she is a moderator in various design events across the globe. Dr. Ohad has been a member in various acquisition committees in NYC museums, and her blog Daniella on Design attracts hundreds of thousands of readers weekly. She lives and works in New York City.

 

 

 
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