Week of July 3, 2017

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: velvet-clad walls at the Vienna Secession, 3-D artworks having a moment, and, for good measure, Scandinavian paper porn.



G.F Smith announced ‘Marrs Green’ as the world’s favorite color last week and the teal shade quickly made its debut as part of design consultancy Made Thought’s Paper City,” an exhibition of temporary installations on display in London through tomorrow. Artists featured include Adam Holloway, Lazerian, Joanna Sands, Bethan Laura Wood and Max Lamb, who assembled furniture built from a custom heavyweight paper stock (above).

Missana_Pepe Albargues

On a much plusher note, Spanish brand Missana’s Pepe Albargues-designed Agora Petit armchair is “inspired by the volumes of upholstered furniture from the 1970s” — aka it’s the perfect non-Paulin Paulin piece for your next commercial project.


These digitally rendered iridescent artworks by Singapore-based Machineast are pretty as stills, but particularly trippy in motion. And those colors!


Ferreól Babin’s Magma II lamp is the designer’s fascination with light and darkness made manifest, currently on view at Miami’s Aybar Gallery.




In the land of textiles, BOFFO is offering a limited run of artist edition silk scarves from Raúl de Nieves, Enrique Norten, and Pia Camil, whose abstract design “Espectacular Tempestad” is seen here.


Petite, blonde, and Parisienne—what’s not to love about jewelry designer Charlotte Chesnais? Oh, that she’s all of those things and I am not. Right. Luckily for me (and you), her otherworldly work is on sale now at Net-A-Porter.



Lost In The World, a group show featuring Tunji Adeniyi Jones’s monotype prints on paper (above) as well as new work from Anthony Cudahy, Jason Deary, Mauricio Cortes Ortega and Claire Scherzinger is on view now at Mulherin New York.


Alex Da Corte’s immersive installation Slow Graffiti, depicting a fractured, neon, Tom Hancocks-meets-Sabine Marcelis cityscape (shown up top as well), is currently on view at the Vienna Secession. We love the velvet-clad walls and patchwork carpet.

Tilde_ Grynnerup

Designer and stylist Despina Curtis curated a one-night only exhibition at Kana London last weekend featuring the sculpture of Dane Tilde Grynnerup, part of a new series that will work directly with artists to realize shows in non-traditional spaces.



A New Type of Imprint’s summer issue sees the Norwegian magazine turn its focus to Sweden. The issue paints a picture of the creative sphere of Sweden, and the young designers Erik Kirtley and Amanda Berglund have based their layout design on Swedish folklore.


This renovation of a 19th-century Venetian apartment by Italian architecture firm Marcante-Testa is seriously eye-popping—a dash of Memphis and a dollop of disco.


Although it’s not up on their site yet, this orphaned mixed media and terrazzo sculpture by A&O (from 1995!) is up for grabs at Amsterdam’s Oode, which curates found art and design pieces from shuttered museums and institutions.