Design as art as design.

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Thanks to the heads up on MoCo Loco, I made my way to San Francisco’s Hedge Gallery this past Saturday morning for Not Furniture XXI Design. The show underlines the blurring of art and design, and features a carefully edited selection of works by Ron Arad, Wendell Castle, Forrest Myers, Droog Design, Marcel Wanders, Maarten Baas, Mathias Bengtsson and Arik Levy. I was the only one in the place, which was cool because it gave me the freedom to slowly make my way up to and around each of the 19 featured designs. From Baas’ “Second Hand” – a teetering totem of discarded everyday objects – to Arad’s shiny-seamed, woven aluminum mesh “Blo-Void,” the show succinctly captures a wide range of materials and construction. I’d own any of them, as art, design or both. On view through November 10th.

Posted by Kristine Langevin