Christian Haas makes New York solo debut
Porto, Portugal–based mostly industrial designer Christian Haas seamlessly strikes between such separate supplies as Japanese oak, feather grass, marble, and recycled aluminum. In “Palms On,” his first solo present at Tribeca retail and occasion venue 180 the Retailer, is on view by means of February 24 and contains 15 installations centered on such merchandise as his modular leg-anchored Scout eating chair for Karimoku, pebble-shaped Enki wall hooks for Schönbuch, and delightfully rounded Fonte desk lamps, all of which spotlight Haas’s versatile oeuvre.
Thanks and Good Black Artwork current exhibition celebrating Black artistry
Collectors peruse works from rising Black artists all over the world on Good Black Artwork, the platform based by curator Phillip Collins. Now, creations from 4 of these skills are the topic of “Molded,” a gaggle present that Collins developed in collaboration with Tariq Dixon, founding father of the design studio and retailer Trnk. Held at Trnk’s Tribeca showroom by means of February 28, the present illuminates craft methods lengthy embedded in Black tradition. Contemplate Nigerian-born Hamzat Raheem’s modern stone carvings, or Maya Beverly’s sculptures and ceramics that trace on the powers lurking inside objects. These thought-provoking items discover id too. Simply as Yves Craft’s work and textiles sort out the notion of self-perception, Ambrose Rhapsody Murray’s mixed-media assemblages meditate on historic reminiscence.
Marco Campardo honored by the Design Museum in London
Marco Campardo gravitates to unconventional supplies, reworking polyurethane resin into chunky nightstands, strong curly maple into chairs, and discarded Alpi wooden veneer fragments into round espresso tables. The Italian-born, London-based designer’s ingenious streak has caught the attention of many—together with Tate Trendy, Rome’s MACRO Museum, and the Design Museum, which lately named him the 2023 recipient of the Ralph Saltzman Prize following a nomination by the studio Barber Osgerby. The award, established by Lisa Saltzman in 2021 as a tribute to her late father, the wall-coverings innovator and cofounder of Designtex, acknowledges on-the-rise product designers (final 12 months’s inaugural accolade went to furnishings designer Mac Collins) with a £ 5,000 honorarium and exhibition of their work on the Design Museum. Campardo’s is on view within the atrium till April 3.
MASA unveils its brick-and-mortar Mexico Metropolis gallery with two exhibits
Within the Sixties and ’70s, arts aficionado Federico Sánchez Fogarty threw exuberant soirées in his colonial-style Mexico Metropolis abode. It’s this ethereal dwelling, relationship from the 18th century, that the nomadic art- and design-focused MASA gallery has been chosen as its first everlasting house. To commemorate the area—and its five-year anniversary—MASA is presenting a duo of exhibitions from February 8 by means of April 8. For “Non-Zero-Sum,” the gallery’s cofounder, Brian Thoreen, showcases a variety of his practical and nonfunctional objects, like a sinuous chair crafted from folded and stacked neoprene, and large-scale sculptural uncooked beeswax candles that reimagine materiality. Boundary-pushing fabrication can also be the theme of “The House Below My Chair & The Music I Was Listening To,” starring an aluminum stool by conceptual artist Mario García Torres that riffs on artist Bruce Nauman’s Sixties concrete A Forged of the House Below My Chair.