Studies of Furniture Designed By Women, On View at Rachel Comey
If there’s one person we’d trust to curate literally everything in our lives, it would probably be Rachel Comey. The fashion designer’s New York and LA stores are among our favorite interiors; her pottery pop-up two winters ago was filled with ceramics favorites like Jennie Jieun Lee and Jessica Hans; and if we buy one more pair of her chunky-heeled shoes, we’re going to need more closet space. So while it’s unsurprising that Comey masterminded the concept behind her latest in-store exhibition, opening tonight in New York, it’s still a complete and total delight: Together with her friend, illustrator Leanne Shapton, the two conceived “Seats — Studies of Furniture Designed by Women.” The friends happened upon the concept a few years ago when they were shopping for furniture for Comey’s Crosby Street flagship and unable to find almost anything by women. The two-week show features 100 watercolor-and-ink-drawings by Shapton, loosely interpreting iconic or undersung furniture pieces by female designers throughout history: Eileen Gray, Patricia Urquiola, Cini Boeri, Florence Knoll, Gigi Sabadin, Nanna Ditzel, and Greta Magnusson-Grossman, among them. (We’d label the following images for you, but half the fun lies in trying to figure which one is which!) Opening at 6PM tonight, with the artworks available for purchase.