Klasema Collection of Modern Art

May 24, 2013 in Interior Design & Architecture, Sculpture & Contemporary Art Glass, Visual Art

Stumbling upon the Klasema Art Collection is like stumbling upon a treasure trove, an encyclopedia of modernist art. All abstract and predominately geometric in nature – the collection as a whole is fascinating and inspiring in its vision while remaining accessible and educational in its overall approach.

Neo-Plasticism & De Stijl

December 22, 2012 in Culture, Interior Design & Architecture, Visual Art

The movement in art history, Neo-Plasticism/De Stijl (The Style), was developed by the duo Piet Mondrian and Theo Van Doesburg (1917-1928). Characterized by the strict use of primary colors, in addition to black, white and greys and the addition of horizontal and vertical lines – the movement has influenced art and design culture for decades to come.

Memphis Milano: The Dennis Zanone Collection

May 21, 2012 in Culture, Interior Design & Architecture, Product Design, Sculpture & Contemporary Art Glass, Visual Art

Unfamiliar pairings of materials, vivid pattern with borrowed and reissued design esthetics Ettore Sottsass set out to redefine what was thought of as “Popular Design” by going against everything that was popular at the time (1981-1988). Dennis Zanone of Memphis, Tennessee shares his love and passion for the now dismantled movement and let’s us peer into his home and world-class collection.

Ethan Stern

March 6, 2012 in Sculpture & Contemporary Art Glass, Visual Art

Conceptually, Ethan Stern calls into question how we perceive and interact with the qualities of form, texture and light. His answer to that call involves combining the three and presenting us with these expressive translations in glass.

The Bentwood Chair

March 1, 2012 in Interior Design & Architecture, Product Design

Typically, when one thinks of wood, the mind does not wander into the realm of sensual, curvaceous lines – certainly not an element for bending and molding. This is not the case when exploring the world of the bentwood chair. Here we have a brief survey of this chair’s history and future – and plenty of photos.

Jan Piasek

February 21, 2012 in Visual Art

Wade through the graphic visual creations of experimental graphic artist Jan Piasek from Berlin. Simultaneously borrowing imagery from the past – and what seems like the future – Piasek draws the viewer into the depths of a story line that seem to be part political study and part dystopic vision of our future.

Invisible Designers

February 18, 2012 in Product Design, Sculpture & Contemporary Art Glass, Visual Art

As Americans have no true lineage in glass, we had to learn first through trial and error. Then we pushed forward by absorbing the techniques and approaches from other countries long-standing glass traditions, such as the Czech Republic, Italy, German, and England.

The Wire Chair

February 2, 2012 in Interior Design & Architecture, Product Design, Sculpture & Contemporary Art Glass

Sturdy, architectural, near limitless possibilities in design – explore the concept of the wire chair from its mid 20th century mass-production to its future conceptual designs. The chair has captured the imagination of engineering minds throughout time – here we take a brief tour of where this object made entirely out of metal wire gained popularity, their present and their future.

Adrian Pearsall Ranch

January 22, 2012 in Interior Design & Architecture, Product Design

This story begins in the early 1950’s with a healthy dose of American grit. Like so many millennials today, Pearsall decided to leave a stagnate position in the field of his professional training (architecture) and try his own thing.

Harold Hollingsworth

January 12, 2012 in Visual Art

The paintings of Harold Hollingsworth are characterized by colorful graphics, rich surfaces and rhythmic playfulness. He credits popular culture as the strongest influence on his work – music, media, art and architecture. In the past, he has used familiar images such as classic croquet balls, vintage modern fonts and numbers, crossed with natural forms found in nature.

Matthew Cummings

January 4, 2012 in Matthew Cummings, Sculpture & Contemporary Art Glass, Visual Art

Matthew Cummings is an artist producing contemporary artwork about the way we see the world around us and more specifically, how we fabricate systems to understand it.

Transistor: Contemporary audiophile

December 31, 2011 in Culture, Music

…In fact, this puts us a generation into the “Post-Modern”. How then do we define modern music for an audience obsessed with its past, disappointed with the present and longing for an improved future?