Collecting modern and contemporary design has become one of the most dynamic, influential, and intriguing territories in the international marketplace. While initially fueled by the fine arts market, design has emerged as a discipline in its own right. The design market has become a global barometer of trend forecasting, creating and informing the language and taste of our time. Collecting design has become a source of trend forecasting, generating market reports, art fairs, museum exhibitions, research projects, scholarship, monographs, and endless headlines. The field inspires scholarly analysis, art fairs, museum exhibitions, and monographs, and was recently cited by the Wall Street Journal as a lucrative avenue of investment.
This unique program is presented in partnership with design historian Dr. Daniella Ohad, and seeks to bring together architects, interior designers, design lovers, and art collectors in a conversation about the field. This six-session series explorse several themes central to the collectible design world, with a strong focus on the history of modern and contemporary design. The program will feature in-person lectures and conversations with some of the world’s leading experts during a series of fields trips exploring the design world of New York.
Fall 2021 Schedule. Please note session location. All sessions 11:00am – 1:00pm.
Tuesday, October 5: Design Market on the Rise: The Pandemic Effect – Meet at the Center for Architecture, 532 LaGuardia Place
Tuesday, October 19: The World of Contemporary Glass with Katya and Doug Heller – Meet at the Heller Gallery, 303 10th Avenue
Tuesday, November 2: Mid-Century Design: Lost City Art – Meet at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery, 693 Fifth Avenue
Monday, November 15: Group visit to Salon Art + Design – Meet at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue
Tuesday, November 23: Collecting Design with Dan Tolson – Meet at Lost City Arts, 200 Lexington Avenue
Tuesday, December 7 or 14: Auction Season, Location TBA
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. Ohad 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.
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AIANY and Dr. Daniella Ohad