Week of July 9, 2018
A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: David Hockney inspires a poke spot — of all places — in Berlin, Roll & Hill reopens its New York showroom with a stellar new line-up, and two OFFSITE alums open up their respective Brooklyn apartments, furnished in works of their own making.
We almost never go to creative conferences, but if we did, one of our first choices might be Likeminds, happening in upstate New York later this summer. Now in its third year, the three-day happening was founded by Rachael Yaeger (who you might remember from this story) and Zach Pollakoff. Very into these conference graphics by Adi Goodrich and Sean Pecknold’s studio Sing-Sing. Get 10 percent off tickets with the code SightUnseen!
If you follow our Instagram Stories (which you definitely should), you may have caught a peek last week inside Roll & Hill’s newly remodeled New York showroom. For the rest of the summer, the space is playing host to Alex Proba’s new collection of rugs and showcasing new work by several longtime R&H designers. Above is Coax by John Hogan, which debuted at the 2017 Milan furniture fair but is only just now making it to market, and Geode by Jason Miller Studio; other favorites in the show include Philippe Malouin’s graceful, arcing Pole Lights — made from telescoping aluminum poles and silicone LED tape — and Karl Zahn’s light experiments.
We featured the Mexican studio Mestiz, which collaborates with traditional artisans, earlier this year; now they’re releasing Cosmografia, a new collection of vases focused around techniques in ceramics and metalworking.
Each of the shelves in Atelier HAW’s Blocks shelf is made from a different hue of ceramic tile, part of the German designer’s collaboration with the ceramic company Porcelaingres.
Price notwithstanding, we’re seriously coveting this painting by illustrator Leanne Shapton, originally published in T Magazine in 2015 and now for sale at Brooklyn’s Picture Room. The painting depicts ceramic pieces by British potter Lucie Rie from the 1981 catalog Lucie Rie: a Survey of Her Life and Work.
Though we’re not entirely clear whether these are renderings or photographs, we like these explorations in rolled sheet metal by young Montreal-based designers Lambert Rainville, Simon Rufiange, and Nicholas Sangaré (two of whom were responsible for that iridescent shower situation a few weeks back).
We somehow missed this reissue by DePadova in Milan this year: the Silvia armchair, designed by Paolo Tilche in 1960, handcrafted in rush-bark tied India reeds.
We loved this peek inside Fort Standard founder Greg Buntain‘s Brooklyn apartment, which is filled with designs of his own making (except for that epic Faye Toogood Spade Chair in steely blue). The nostalgic trip down memory lane includes the first chair prototype Buntain ever exhibited with Sight Unseen, all the way back in 2010 (it’s the slatted captain’s chair at the end of the table).
As points of reference go, this one’s a doozy: The new Berlin restaurant LA Poke, designed by Ester Brukzus Architekten, was inspired by the 1967 David Hockney painting A Bigger Splash. Considering the palette in question here is yellow, blue, and pink, we might have to say… same same?
A cute feature on West Elm’s blog on Pieces by An Aesthetic Pursuit, which, if you’ll recall, launched its debut line at Sight Unseen OFFSITE last year. Stay tuned, because we’re in the process of planning a fun collaboration with Pieces launching at the end of this month!
Johannes Vogt‘s Lower East Side gallery is in its fourth year of hosting its summer show in a barn on a private property in East Hampton, New York, and we were lucky enough to catch the opening last week. The show includes some of our favorite artists, including Guy Yanai and Petra Cortright, and introduced us to some new ones, including Anthony Iacono, whose tube socks and summer fruit painting is shown here.
For David Zwirner’s current Viewing Room — which is essentially a way to purchase artworks online directly from the gallery, Artsy-style without the middleman — the New York gallery is presenting a selection of works from its current exhibition “This Is Not a Prop,” along with additional works by many of the artists including Alex Da Corte, Jonathas de Andrade, Jonah Groeneboer, Gordon Hall, Hannah Levy, and Donald Moffett.
Kiiiiind of excited for Mutants, a new show of “aborted experiments and rejiggered materials” curated by Kristen Wentrcek and Andrew Zebulon and presented for one weekend only (July 21-22) at the duo’s studio. The show will include new work by Sam Stewart, Doug Johnston, Brendan Timmins (above), and Kristen Wentrcek and Andrew Zebulon; “with the goal of liberating these artworks from obscurity, all items will be priced under $300. Free delivery within the five boroughs provided by Wentrcek and Zebulon via 2-door Jeep Cherokee.”