Tag Archives for Eileen Gray

Janice Blackburn’s Favorite Work at Design Miami/ Basel 2013

“My choice of two elegant chairs designed in the ’30s by the great Eileen Gray, might have something to do with seeing her recent retrospective exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris…”

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Museum Shows/ February

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The Morality of the $1,000,000 Chair

I heard that Commes des Garcons has a t-shirt for $2,000; perhaps you can wear it while you sit on your $28,000,000 Eileen Gray armchair admiring your $87,000,000 Rothko.

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The Charitable Chair

Phillips, the auction house that coined the term “design art” for a sale in 1999, is apparently sick of the name and has stopped using it. The reasoning, said Alexander Payne of Phillips was that “we were getting tired of [the term] being used incorrectly.” How the term design art could be misused, misconstrued and…

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