Tag Archives: Massimiliano Adami

Fraternal Twins. So near and yet so far.

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Fraternal Twins is the name of our new and wonderful installation, opening at the gallery on May 14.  It’s all about how fraternal twins are the same but also different. It’s this   concept of dissonance applied to studio multiples. And in case you get dragged into a discussion about this, you can throw around the word zygosity. It refers to the degree of identicalness between twins.You’ll sound like you almost know what you’re talking about. Another word that might be relevant in this discussion is spooky. As in when identical twins really are so identical that it’s creepy. They would be having a high zygosity. (There, now I’ve used it in a sentence)(You, too, could try this at home). Luckily, fraternal twins while often a bit alike are generally not spooky. I’m relieved to be able to say that since the left twin above is Murray. And that’s Fern, his fraternal twin sister on the right.  Aren’t they adorable?

 

 

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Moss Gets Sky High

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For those of you who are not fortunate enough to call New York home (yeah, we’re that arrogant), we thought we’d give you a taste of our “Under a Full Moon” exhibition, which we celebrated with an opening last week. Click on the name of the artist or designer for his or her galaxy of goods. You might want to lean away from the computer so you don’t drool on the keyboard. If you decide against it, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Maarten Baas

Studio Job

Peter Marigold

Hella Jongerius

Fernando and Humberto Campana

Gaetano Pesce

Joost van Bleiswijk

Kiki van Eijk

Massimiliano Adami

Mathias Bengtsson

Angelo Mangiarotti

Oscar Magnus Narud

Tom Binns

Michael Anastassiades

Cathy McClure

Sergio Rodrigues

 

 

 

 

Under a Full Moon: Moss Lunacy

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“Holy the lone juggernaut!” goes the caveat in Ginsberg’s “Howl.” Well, we might as well own our greatness so we’re going to be doing a bit of howling tonight as we instigate a wine reception celebrating our newest exhibition. We were a little out there with the name, we know, but it’s, um, a full moon. Snap!

Best to wear some shades: even if Luna doesn’t shine brightly enough to warrant them, the gallery’s glistening with new tidbits by a long list of the greatest names in design. We can’t promise there won’t be a bit of craziness afoot, as our avant-garde design tastes do bring out the edgy in everyone, but we promise not to bite (hard). Can’t speak for the other howlers around; just in case, we suggest you leave your pooch at home!

The exhibition will feature master Studio works and Studio/Industrial collaborations resulting in unique pieces as well as limited editions, along with current and vintage production. Just to whet your appetite, here’s a partial list of the artists and designers on view:

Maarten Baas

Studio Job

Peter Marigold

Hella Jongerius

Fernando and Humberto Campana

Gaetano Pesce

Joost van Bleiswijk

Kiki van Eijk

Massimiliano Adami

Mathias Bengtsson

Angelo Mangiarotti

Patrick Jouin

Julia Lohmann

Oscar Magnus Narud

Georg Baldele

Marcel Wanders

Luc Merx

Tom Binns

Joris Laarman

Michael Anastassiades

Peter Traag

Alberto Alessi

Cathy McClure

Sergio Rodrigues

Claudy Jongstra

Francois Roche

Gernot Oberfell & Jan Wertel

Akomena Spazio Mosaico

Tapio Wirkkala

 

Stop by 150 Greene Street between 6 and 8pm if you dare! Once inside, it’s anybody’s guess as to what’s safe and what’s not. Bwahaha…

 

Ground Control to Major Tom

Just when you thought we couldn’t find anything “farther out” than the incredibly “far out” things we’re always finding, look what has floated into our ever-so-clever gallery straight from one of Italy’s funkiest design minds. Come see them for yourself during our event next Wednesday (check back here for details next week). We bet your earthbound ideas of what constitutes avant-garde design will be put into orbit or we’re not living up to our stellar reputation as provocateurs. Yeah, it’s pretty rarified air!

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Meteore suspension light

Massimiliano Adami’s “Fossili Moderni,” or Modern Fossils, are created with found objects, which are hand-selected by the artist, meaning every piece is unique. If the Meteore suspension light had a schtick, it would likely be “Houston, we don’t have a problem” (and that’s House-ton to you addled pedestrians wafting past our Soho windows). After all, when you’re this audacious, what problems could you possible have? 

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Meteore floor lamp

With the Meteore floor lamp, it’s feet on the ground/head in the air. This is an assemblage with a mission. Don’t you think it just screams, “I think my spaceship knows which way to go”?

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Domestic Fossil (TV)

Beam us up, Scotty (if you dare)! The Domestic Fossil (TV) is one of five unique televisions made by Adami for the exhibition “Magma Fossile,” held at La Triennale di Milano Design Museum in 2009. In case you’re clueless, limited edition means once they’re gone, there are no reruns.

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Round Rolling table

The Round Rolling table, with its one-of-a-kind love-me-or-leave-me-alone attitude, will take your credentials as a design connoisseur into the stratosphere; unfortunately, it’ll also send your other design statements looking for a worm hole to crawl into!