My own photo of Aferthought taken at the Centre Pompidou at the occasion of Ron Arad’s overview exhibition.
While making Southern Hemisphere, Arad found his eye and imagination caught by two formed, untrimmed plates sitting in the workshop. He decided to treat these slabs as if they were an otherworldly and powerful press, locking a volume between them so that it seemed to be compressed—and called this idea an “afterthought.” The red version dramatizes the effect, highlighting the landscape within the piece.
For sale: Lot 13 in a December 13, 2016 sale at Phillips NYC:
Maria Pergay Lounge chair (circa 1970)
Estimate: $15,000 – 20,000
Update: Sold for $30,000
About Maria Pergay
Born in Moldavia, Maria Pergay (b. 1930) opened her first shop in the Place des Vosges in 1960 and designed small objects in silver and special pieces on commission for fashion houses including Christian Dior and Jacques Heim. In 1968, Maria Pergay presented her first collection of stainless steel furniture at Galerie Maison et Jardin, including the now-iconic Flying Carpet Daybed (1968) and Tambour Table (1968). This seminal exhibition established Pergay as one of the most innovative French furniture designers of her time, a visionary who almost single-handedly transformed stainless steel from a commercial industrial material into a principal component of modern furniture.
Pergay has exhibited and has embarked upon significant commissions for Pierre Cardin, the World Trade Center in Brussels, the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, and other esteemed clients. Pergay’s work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
In her 86th year, after a half-century of creation, Pergay continues to surprise both herself and her collectors.
Source: Demisch Danant, a NYC and Paris based gallery representing Maria Pergay.
T0 continu my metro station seating series: Recently I’ve visited Madrid. Contrary to Paris where there are several models and several colors, in Madrid I’ve only noticed one model, a stainless steel one. Not so much fit for my Northern European posture…..but at least you can lye down here.
Design Milk reminds us it was National Hammock Day in the US yesterday – and indeed, what could be a better way to celebrate than spend it lounging in a hammock? Especially if it’s one of the La Seora luxurious creations.
Their Classic Version is an International award winning design carefully crafted using the highest quality marine plywood and stainless steel. The hammock is designed to count in the shape of your body allowing you to “relax in a correct posture without slouching, unlike conventional hammocks with net and fabric do, so you can relax in perfect comfort”. And there’s even Alpine Version, in case it’s winter where you are and you still want to celebrate!
Dimensions: Length 310cm x Width 80cm (105cm with Stand)