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Tuesday, 3/23, 3:30pm - 5pm

This series is accredited for a total AIACES 10.5LU/1.5HSW.

ALL NEW CONTENT AND SPEAKERS! Collecting modern and contemporary design has become one of the most dynamic, influential, and intriguing territories in the international marketplace, standing at the forefront of style and taste. While initially fueled by the fine arts market, collecting design has emerged as a discipline in its own right; one that dominates high-brow interiors and attracts those who value living with the finest design. The market has become a global barometer of trend forecasting, signifying the language, directions, and taste of our time. Collecting design has come forward as a source of taste-making and trend forecasting, generating market reports, art fairs, museum exhibitions, research projects, scholarship, monographs, and endless headlines, recently cited by the Wall Street Journal as a lucrative avenue of investment.

This unique program is directed by design historian Dr. Daniella Ohad, and seeks to engage architects, interior designers, design lovers, and art collectors in an exploration of this fascinating world—both novices and experienced collectors are welcome! Once again, the popular Collecting Design series will be offered as an online course, accessible to anyone across the globe. 

This latest iteration of  Collecting Design: The Legends provides a rare opportunity to explore historical, mid-century, and contemporary design; to discover the world of collectible design and its sustainable impact; to look and analyze the finest interiors—all with a series of prolific experts who have defined this field and shaped its culture. Join us and enter into the cultural conversation of design; enjoy the best, most innovative design ever created; learn how to ‘read’ objects; find the value of living with great design; develop a critical eye; and take your taste into new horizons.

Please note this is packaged as a 10-session course. These sessions will be available live only, and will not be recorded.


Spring 2021 Schedule and Speaker list (all 3:30pm-5:00pm EST)

Individual sessions are AIA CES eligible, pending approval.

Tuesday, February 9
Simon de-Pury: On Taste and Influence

Tuesday, February 16
Mathias Bengtsson: Design in the Digital Age

Tuesday, February 23
Didier Krzentowski: Contemporary Design

Tuesday, March 2
Jacques Barsac: Charlotte Perriand

Tuesday, March 9
Loïc Le Gaillard: Contemporary Design

Tuesday, March 16
Yves Macaux: Wiener Werkstätte

Tuesday, March 23
Didier Haspeslagh: Art Jewelry by Architects 

Tuesday, March 30 – NO CLASS 

Tuesday, April 6 
Tony Ingrao: The Curated Interior

Tuesday, April 13
Simon Andrews: The Market of 20th-Century Design Today

Tuesday, April 20
Dennis Freedman: Italian Radica Design

About the Instructor
Daniella Ohad received her Ph.D. from Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture. She lectures and publishes widely on design history, theory, and the decorative arts. She has taught at Parsons the New School for Design, Pratt Institute, and Bard College. She is a speaker on topics in design, collecting, and taste worldwide. 

Resources and Session Recaps from Fall 2020:

Design Legends give Lessons for the Ninth Annual Collecting Design Program, Cultured Magazine, October 2020

Collecting Design: The Legends, with Michael Boyd, Design Miami/Daniella Ohad, October 2020

Collecting Design: The Legends, with Marc Benda, Design Miami/Daniella Ohad, October 2020

Collecting Design: The Legends, with Rossella Colombari, Design Miami/Daniella Ohad, October 2020

Collecting Design: The Legends, with Marc Benda, Design Miami/Daniella Ohad, November 2020

Organized by
AIANY and Dr. Daniella Ohad
Tuesday, 3/23, 3:30pm - 5pm
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