Gerard Widdershoven and Benoist F. Drut of Maison Gerard, New York, have released details of their exhibition at Collective Design 2016, May 4-8, at Skylight Clarkson Square in New York City. They will mix works by contemporary designers, including Andy Diaz-Hope, Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman, Achille Salvagni, Pinto Paris, and Ayala Serfaty, with a spectacular array of pieces by masters of design including Le Corbusier, Jacques Quinet, and Fred Brouard.
Among the highlights, Maison Gerard will exhibit an exceptional collection of ceramics by Parisian ceramics master Jacques Blin (1920-1995) who set up his modernist studio in 1954. Blin's highly collectible work is recognized by its primitive motifs that carry the influence of early cave painting and Cretan pottery.
The whimsical work of Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman will be centerpieces of the Maison Gerard booth at Collective this year and includes an eye-catching pink lacquer Collector's Cabinet and Cactus sofa.
A collection of mirrors designed by contemporary designer Andy Diaz Hope will add a glittering dimension to the exhibition. California-based Hope's most recent body of work, Centering Devices, involves mirrored sculptures constructed using traditional stained glass techniques in combination with shapes derived from a mathematical theory used in the patterning for Islamic muquarnas, a decorative architectural device present in ancient mosques.
Modern and vintage highlights include a Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret(1896-1967) Judge's Armchair from the High Court of Chandigarh, India. Stunning Italian silver pieces by Lino Sabattini and lighting by Angelo Brotto (1914-2002) will also be shown.
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About Maison Gerard: Since its founding in 1974, Maison Gerard (maisongerard.com) has specialized in fine French Art Deco furniture, lighting and objets d'art. Over the past fifteen years the gallery has expanded its focus from 20th century to include a diverse and ever growing range of contemporary design, presenting the work of Hervé van der Straeten, Achille Salvagni, Ayala Serfaty, Carol Egan, Kiko Lopez, Mark Zeff, Matthew Solomon, and William T. Georgis among others.
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