PART TWO: HIGHLIGHTS FROM SALONE DEL MOBILE 2015 IN MILAN

Part two of our coverage of Salone del Mobile 2015 - see part one here. Every corner of the city - including private palazzos and high end retail establishments – are transformed into an exhibition space showing local and global furniture design. For part two of Autre's coverage, highlights include Armani Casa's unique and classy exhibition feature blueprints from tallest building in the world, street scenes and Tom Dixon's classic furniture pieces floating in space. Full coverage and photos by Juanco Viso for Autre.

Cassina Celebrates Contemporary Icons @ Salone del Mobile

A stage in continuous movement: windows designed by winner Studio Calvi & Brambilla. Exhibit featuring the participating projects of the contest by Interni & Cassina to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LC Collection, which was on in Milan as part of Salone del Mobile 2015. photographs by Juanco Viso

Louis Vuitton “Objets Nomades” at Salone del Mobile 2015

On display on Corso Venezia, Louis Vuitton asked 9 designers to interprate the art of travelling through innovative and luxurious handcrafted objects. The "Objets Nomades" collection was presented in conjunction with the 2015 Salone del Mobile. photographs by Juanco Viso. 

A Norwegian Presence @ Salone Del Mobile in Milan

Cool, understated and functional – Norwegian furniture design makes its presence known at the 2015 Salone Del Mobile in Milan. This unique satellite fair offers a bevy of classic and contemporary furniture pieces, crafts accessories presented among unique color coded sections - the colors are chosen to represent the Norwegian mountains, woods and sea. Norwegian Presence is the result of the collaboration between Klubben, Norwegian Crafts and Norwegian Icons and will be on view at the Fuorisalone until April 19, 2015. 

Part One: Highlights from Salone del Mobile 2015 in Milan

Design and exceptional craftsmanship abound in Milan for the 2015 Salone del Mobile. Every corner of the city - including private palazzos and high end retail establishments – are transformed into an exhibition space showing local and global furniture design. Highlights include artist Maurizio Cattelan's LOVE sculpture, which is just a middle finger, outside the Milano Stock Exchange splashed with film projections. Also, Wallpaper and Leclettico bring you an exhibition of high-end handmade wares. Browse through photos above to see much more. Full coverage and photos by Juanco Viso for Autre. 

Artists Reimagine the Work of Le Cobusier @ Maison La Roche

Heidi Wood "You Win Some, You Lose Some, part of the series Serving Suggestion"

Fascinated by modernist ideals and the creativity under­pinning them, a great many artists in the past two decades have notably looked to architecture and design as particular sources of inspiration. Through techniques of re-use, quotation, and imitation, they have invoked leading twentieth-century designers and architects, Le Corbusier foremost among them. Organized upon the fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier's death, the Re-Corbusier show will feature some sixteen artworks from the 1990s to the présent-paintings, sculptures, installations-that explicitly allude to Le Corbusier's oeuvre. Re-Corbusier will be on view until July 16 2015 at the Maison La Roche. 

Jews and Midcentury Modernism

Princess Phone, by Henry Dreyfuss

Both native-born artists and émigrés, most of whom made indelible contributions to American visual culture after fleeing Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy in the 1930s, will be highlighted. The exhibition will underscore that these designers, individually talented as they were, did not work in isolation, and that their impact on American architecture and design was rooted in the networks they forged, influential schools and artist colonies they helped found, museum initiatives they shaped, and corporations they modernized with new products, buildings, and advertising campaigns. Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism will be on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum from April 24 to October 16, 2014, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.

[LUXURY] Pyramid Terrarium by Core Deco

This large terrarium from Core Deco takes indoor gardening to a new level of luxury and splendor. Constructed with 3 choice hardwoods: White Oak, Mahogany, and Black Walnut. Vented Lexan Polycarbonate windows. Solid Copper tray will patina and age beautifully over time. Top may be rotated slightly to provide ideal humidity levels. Forage native plants or bring the tray to a specialist for a more exotic assembly. You can inquire about purchasing here.

Object(ing): The Art/Design of Tobias Wong

The Museum of Vancouver is pleased to present the first time solo exhibition of internationally acclaimed Vancouver-born artist Tobias Wong who committed suicide in 2010 at the age of 30. Wong’s work defied categorization, as he engaged with a range of art processes from installations, performances, and furniture making to product and fashion design. He was cheeky, playful, witty, and clever. He appropriated, manipulated, manufactured, mass-produced, and re-issued objects, pouring new meanings into them. Like many pioneers, his art both seduced and upset. Object(ing): The Art/Design of Tobias Wong opened yesterday and is on view until February 24, 2013 at The Museum of Vancouver

The Graphic Design of Tony Arefin

A new exhibition at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England is a comprehensive survey of work by Tony Arefin (1962–2000), a graphic designer who emerged during the late 1980s as one of the most important figures in the British art world. With his numerous catalogues for institutions such as the Serpentine Gallery, ICA, Chisenhale Gallery and Ikon itself, Arefin had achieved such art world dominance by the early 1990s that design critic Rick Poynor described him as ‘single-handedly processing the print needs of the entire British art scene’. Comprising early publications from the YBA movement to seminal advertising campaigns for corporate clients such as IBM, Ikon’s exhibition reveals the intuitive genius of Arefin’s work. Arefin & Arefin: The graphic design of Tony Arefin will be on view between September 12 and November 4, 2012 at Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square  Brindleyplace, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Marc Newson's Complete Works by Taschen

Coming soon by Taschen, Marc Newson's complete works to date in a hefty 600 page monograph. He has designed chairs, restaurants, boutiques, cars, planes, and even a spaceship. For Australian industrial designer Marc Newson, the sky is no limit. From mass-produced objects to limited edition furniture to fashion, Newson has blurred boundaries, mapped new territories, and made himself an international superstar. This comprehensive tome leaves no stone unturned in cataloguing all of Newson’s works to date, from early pieces such as Lockheed Lounge (which holds the world record for the highest price paid for a piece of designer furniture, at over two million dollars) through designs of household objects and more recent, large scale projects such as the interior of Qantas’s A380 and the Aquariva boat. Marc Newson's Works, edited by Alison Castle, will be available by Taschen in August 2012, and a limited art edition is available now. 

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Today is the second day of the 2012 Modernism Week in Palm Springs, a 10-day festival that celebrates mid-century modern design, architecture and culture, and features over 80 events including home tours, films, lectures, fashion, and swank receptions at locations rarely-seen by the public. Modernism Week will commence on February 26.

Maison Martin Margiela, LOVE, etc.

At Art Basel Miami Beach 2011, Maison Martin Margiela will present Love, etc., an off-site installation in the Miami Design District situated near its Miami retail location. This exhibition will feature the Maison’s Line 13, dedicated to objects & publications. Line 13 also explores the Maison’s relationship with interiors. November 29 through Saturday, December 3, 4141 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33137.

Baptise Viry for Yellow Velvet

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Yellow Velvet is a unique, niche purveyor of cushions, throw pillows, and home décor curated by Carole Dugelay –  who previously created textiles for the fashion houses of Christian Lacroix and Kenzo. Each quarter Yellow Velvet commissions a designer for a new capsule collection. This time around Yellow Velvet has teamed up with 28 year old, Parisian designer Baptise Viry for a collection, entitled Absolutely Fabulous, inspired by, "hidden vices, misappropriation, [and] losing one’s point of reference."

Joy-Art: Ladislav Sutnar

The Czech-American designer Ladislav Sutnar (1897—1976) created many internationally-acclaimed design icons. At the age of 65, he delved into painting. Now on view at Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague, U.S. Venus is the first independent exhibition of Sutnar’s art in forty years and presents his paintings of female nudes never shown before. Sutnar called these works Venus and exhibited them under the label Joy-Art. In this art manifesto, he formulated his concept of art for the 21st century – as vigorous, humanistic and joyful. His geometric figures rendered in contrasting colors reflect American painting of the time, namely Pop Art. U.S. Venus is on view until October 8.