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Aldo Rossi: fast-forward designs rooted in geometry
NEW YORK — A leader of the postmodern movement, Italian architect and industrial designer Aldo Rossi (1931–1997) was the first Italian to receive the Pritzker Prize for architecture and gained a reputation for well-constructed furniture with playful designs that are rooted in geometry and embrace the essence of form and color.
Right at home: It’s that ’70s (and ’80s) show in home decor
You’ve probably noticed it in clothing stores: racks and shelves full of high-waisted flares, rib-knit turtlenecks, acid green sweatshirts and disco ball metallics. It’s that ’70s — and ’80s — show, in real life. The influence of these two decades has worked its way into home decor as well.
Netherlands museum acquires Sottsass cabinet, plans retrospective
AMSTERDAM – The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has acquired an important item by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007), one of the most influential designers of the second half of the 20th century. The work is Cabinet no. 70 (2006), a monumental piece of furniture that is a combined cabinet, table and dresser.
Wright to auction Lawrence Laske design collection Oct. 24
CHICAGO – Wright will conduct an online-only auction titled “Lawrence Laske: Design Studio and Collected Works” on Oct. 24 beginning at noon Central Time. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding. Composed of nearly 200 lots with estimates ranging from $100–$70,000, this auction is accessible to beginning collectors and design aficionados alike. Proceeds from the sale […]