Design Art?

“Design Art”: New concept or media hype? In 2007 auctioneers Phillips de Pury created a new brand name to catalog limited editions of furniture, often made in luxury materials, that had a sculptural quality. Design Art was born and with it a demand that pushed prices skywards. Since then there has been a debate raging regarding the validity of the term. In an article this weekend on The FT.com entitled The Great DesignArt Debate , art dealer Rabih Hage supports the new label as de-functionalising an object and looking at it from the pure emotional angl while Karen Ryan, an artist who repurposes pieces of furniture to turn into art, argues that no new label is needed to categorize her work.

via 2Modern Design Talk

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