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How 19 Designers Interpreted Kvadrat’s Most Famous Fabric

For My Canvas, Kvadrat asked 19 international designers to create anything they'd like using reams of the Danish textile company's colorful Canvas upholstery, created in 2012 by Italian designer Giulio Ridolfo. The show followed the familiar framework of previous Kvadrat showcases, but the items themselves were perhaps the most inventive this series has ever produced.
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In These Photos, An Abstract Los Angeles is Even Prettier Than The Real Thing

An expert at making a beautiful image out of banal surfaces and unassuming scenery — the side of a Zankou Chicken, say, or a bus station in Chinatown — Australian-born photographer George Byrne's work has a way of evoking strong feelings from simple Los Angeles palms and awnings. Byrne's first solo exhibition, opening this month in New York at Olsen Gruin — entitled“New Order” — is made up of 15 photographs of Los Angeles by way of crisp shadows, a lot of seafoam green, the clear blue sky, and pops of dusty pink.
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London’s Coolest Designers Are Creating Recycled Furniture for the Ace Hotel

Ready Made Go, a London Design Fair exhibition now in its third year, has always walked a fine line between the conceptual and the commercial. Curated by Laura Houseley of Modern Design Review, the brief has always been for designers to devise an object, sculpture, or piece of furniture that might actually be used by the exhibition's host — the Ace Hotel in London. This year, the focus is on sustainability, and the new pieces are some of our favorites yet.
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Painting and Sculpture Make Easy — If Admittedly Strange — Bedfellows in a New Exhibition

Familiars — Fisher Parrish gallery's new exhibition of work by the Los Angeles painter Aaron Elvis Jupin and Rhode Island-based sculptor Zach Martin — makes easy, if admittedly still strange, bedfellows of the pair’s divergent mediums. The duo’s fascination with interiority sets the stage for a glimpse into some uncertain future, their works in harmony creating a sense of unease that speaks to a broader darkness ahead. The pieces in Familiars are subconscious, the artists asking us as much as themselves what will happen next.
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A Brooklyn Painter Moves From Two Dimensions to Three

The last time Landon Metz showed at the Copenhagen art gallery Andersen's Contemporary, he created a series of stretched, amorphous canvases, each stained a deep indigo that reached seemingly past the edges of the frame, with many that wrapped around the gallery's walls or door frames. That series, he said, stemmed from an effort "to make the medium of painting more interactive and experiential, and to integrate it into the surrounding environment." His most recent exhibition for the Danish gallery, which opened late last month, takes that notion one step farther.
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You’ll Never Guess What These Five New Furniture Collections Are Made From

We asked five Brooklyn-based studios to each create a set of benches, chairs, and tables that might reflect the 29Rooms theme of "Turn It Into Art," and we're sharing the results today — colorful, fishing-inspired pieces by Asa Pingree; pink, turned-wood benches by Pat Kim; upcycled Home Depot chaises by The Principals; studio scraps–turned–coffee tables by Vonnegut / Kraft; and carved wood, stone, and glass by Chen Chen & Kai Williams, among others.
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See How 5 Design Galleries Are Transforming This Tiny Midwestern City

The seed for Exhibit Columbus began back in 2014, when designer Jonathan Nesci created an installation of reflecting tables, called 100 Variations, in the sunken courtyard of Columbus's First Christian Church, built by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen in 1942. "It was essentially to show proof of concept that a designer could make an installation in dialogue with the city," says Nesci. Three years later, the resulting design festival, which runs through November, boasts 18 separate installations.
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This Norwegian Auction Just Made Us Excited for the Fall Design Season

Today we got word of a new auction launching in Oslo next month, which we hope will be the first of many: Called Unika, the event — held at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts from September 9-10 and online from September 1-10 — is a collaboration between the biennial event Designer’s Saturday, Oslo's oldest auction house Blomqvist, and Klubben, the Norwegian designers organization.
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Visiting Brian Rideout’s New Show Is Like Walking Into One of His Paintings

Canadian artist Brian Rideout's paintings are inspired by amazing art-filled vintage interiors he finds in old magazines and DIY books, and at his new show, they're installed in a very unique, very meta way: with period-appropriate paintings by Al Held, Fernand Leduc, and Guido Molinari sprinkled in between them, and a "living room" full of vintage furniture placed in the middle of the room, so that the gallery effectively becomes a 3-D representation of the spaces depicted in his canvases.
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