Collecting Design, Fall 2016

I am pleased to announce that registration to the fall 2016 edition of the program Collecting Design: History, Collections, Highlights is open nowThe only program of its kind, it comes to educate architects, interior designers, decorators, and art collectors in one of the most fascinating territories—the international marketplace of modern and contemporary design. This season, I will be hosting some great friends and colleagues, sharing their expertise and the story behind the scenes. With Dr. Jennifer Goff, Curator of Furniture, Silver, Music, Science and the Eileen Gray collection at the National Museum of Ireland, foremost scholar on Eileen Gray, and author of Eileen Gray Her Work and Her World, I will converse on the history of collecting Gray’s furniture; Louis Bofferding, contributing editor to Architectural Digest and a dealer known for his academic approach to 20th-century design, will speak about legendary collector and couturier Jacques Doucet; Patrick Parrish, dealer, writer, curator, blogger, specializing in vintage and contemporary furniture will present his program of collectible contemporary design; Brian Kish, the most distinguish scholar/dealer on mid-century Italian furniture and lighting, will illuminate various chapters in this territory; Renaud Vuaillat, Director and founder of Twenty First Gallery will discuss his own program in representing, producing, and promoting French contemporary design; and James Zemaitis, curator and dealer will speak about his passion for American modernism of the interwar years.

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