Final Exhibition @ Moss .... Before the Next Chapter!!!

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My "accessorator heart" is broken ....
my friends Murray Moss & Franklin Getchell 
are closing their
world renown design mecca,
Moss!!!!

But not before presenting this fabulous 
exhibition of stunning jewelry, 
by the divine Italian designer .......

Mixing silver with enamel, pearls, crystals,
& unusual stones  ........ 
these one-off necklaces, bracelets, earrings, & rings ....
are an "accessorator's dream"!!!

And ..... the installation is Murray at his best!!!
Upside down wine glasses, overflowing with beads ....
over-sized antique glass domes with chunky bracelets inside ...
plastic ring trays from the Container Store ....
all creating a 2012 "dressing table" ....
in "hi/low style"!!!!!!!

Murray is an "accessorator supreme"!!!!
Soho will miss his eponymous store, 
but, we'll still have the fabulous 

And, Murray will be off in the world ......
finding the latest international design talents,
consulting with the museums of the world,
educating young design students to "open their eyes,"
& teaching companies throughout the world ....
what good design is!!!!

Bravo Murray & Franklin ..
it was a great run ....
On to the next chapter!!!

And remember M&F ....
the Friday after Thanksgiving, 
we have a date .....
AND IT'S NOT TO GO SHOPPING!!!

An Extraordinary, Must-See Exhibition ..... @ Moss!!!

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AARON RAYMER "Gypsum" Drywall & Plaster

 

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PETER MARIGOLD  "Man Made" Norwegian Pine

 

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OSCAR MAGNUS NARUD "Keel Collection" Fir, Ashwood, & Rusted Cast Iron

 

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SIMON HASAN "Cuir Bouilli"  Boiled Leather, Polyurethane, & Steel

 

Finally got to spend some time last week with Murray Moss & Franklin Getchell looking at the new Butch-Craft Exhibition at Moss ........ it's fantastic!!!! There is a NY Times article talking about the show & the designers that is much more articulate than I, and everyone should read it ....... it's on the Moss website.

 

But as an "accessorator" supreme ......... 
I have to attach "my" images of several pieces I especially love!!!

 

Design Miami #2 .... Designer of the Year!!!!!

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Dutch designer, Maarten Baas is the 2009 Design Miami Designer of the Year. At 31 years old, his work already had an enormous impact on the design world. According to Design Miami Associate Director Wava Carpenter, "His work has transformed the way collectors understand the landscape of contemporary design and has opened the market to a younger generation of designers. Baas pioneered the way with his first collection Smoke , his graduation project which became an international design sensation through his collaboration with New York gallerist Murray Moss."

 

For Miami, Baas has created an installation that includes a selection of pieces from earlier collections (the 2 horizontal images above), as well as various items that have influenced his process. His Cabinet of Curiosities is completed by the newly fabricated piece, Real TimeThis work features an outer shell of irregularly shaped welded steel, surrounding a refined, well polished wooden interior. According to Design Miami Director Ambra Medda, the new work looks "like abstract monsters behaving like cabinets." It could easily have been a drawing from Where The Wild Things Are come to life!!!!" Originally conceived as a collection of cabinets, the difficulty in creating this piece has resulted in Maarten's decision to only create this single, unique "monster!!!" As he said......."NEVER AGAIN!!!"

 

MORE TOMORROW FROM MIAMI!!!!!!!!!!!!