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2nd November 2015 • Events

Design Derby

London

Design Derby, Design Museum Gent
23 October 2015 – 13 March 2016

“An engaging and enlightening picture of Dutch and Belgian design”
The New York Times – 29.06.2015

We are delighted that our favourite Dutch designer, Tord Boontje has been chosen to represent his country in the Gent Museum’s Design Derby, and the object showing is our own Sunny Forest table.
Design Museum Gent is collaborating with Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam to present an overview of 200 years of design from Belgium and the Netherlands. About 500 design objects, ranging from intricately engraved silver, glassware and ceramics to contemporary furniture, fashion and graphic design, are exhibited in chronological order and in parallel.

WHO WILL WIN? OR WILL THIS ‘DESIGN DERBY’ END IN A DEAD HEAT?
The best designers and designs from both countries, spanning two centuries, are hanging side by side and facing one another. From the elegance of Belgian Art Nouveau to the more streamlined Dutch variant and from Belgium’s sophisticated craftsmanship to the Netherlands’ more conceptual design.

Find out more here

Sotheby's

Design, Sotheby’s
04 November 2015

The very best in design returns to Sotheby’s London in a dedicated sale taking place at New Bond Street on 4 November 2015. Showcasing ground-breaking post-war and contemporary design by the most influential designers of the 20th and 21st-centuries, the auction includes key pieces by Harry Bertoia, Ferdinand and Humberto Campana, Franz West, Shiro Kuramata and Mark Newson. The sale will include Tord Boontje’s Ivy Shadow chandelier created for Porta Romana in 2014 as part of the Enchanted Forest collection. To ‘Switch On’ this new addition to the London calendar, the sale features a curated section that charts the history of lighting design from the 1920s to today.

Phil Sayer