Design Miami/ BASEL 2016

Patrick Parrish Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in Design Miami/ Basel 2016, where we will be showcasing a selection of American design that has never before been seen at the fair.

Our booth will present a selection of 70 rare and intriguing examples of important American modern design, encompassing lighting, seating, furniture, and household objects by designers such as Gilbert Watrous, Ben Seibel, Gerald Thurston, Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Alexander Girard.

Conceived as a counterpoint to the iconic and much loved mid-century French designs of Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, and Pierre Jeanneret among others, Patrick Parrish Gallery will present American works from the same period—broadening the discourse of modern design and bringing some much-deserved attention to American designers of the mid-century.

Highlights of the exhibition include the following: five of the ten award-winning lamps from the Museum of Modern Art’s “Low-Cost Lighting Competition” of 1951, an iconic floor lamp designed by Philip Johnson for his “Glass House” and an extremely rare floor lamp, designed by Basel native Peter Pfisterer, which was exhibited at MoMA alongside the earliest work by Charles & Ray Eames at the Museum’s “Organic Design and Home Furnishings” exhibition of 1940.

"While the Design Miami/ Basel fairgoers are already familiar with American designers from New Hope, such as George Nakashima, Paul Evans, and Phillip Lloyd Powell, mid-century American design hasn’t yet had its day, which is surprising considering Basel’s proximity to Vitra's world-famous archive of American mid-century furniture,” notes Parrish.

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