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Eye On Design: 2002 Jaguar XKR Convertible From Die Another Day

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In the film Die Another Day, an epic car chase between James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) and the diamond-studded henchman Zao (Rick Yune) plays out across a frozen lake and inside the melting Ice palace. Continue reading Eye On Design: 2002 Jaguar XKR Convertible From Die Another Day

Eye On Design: Amoeba Rocking Chair By Isabelle Moore

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The Amoeba Rocking Chair (aka Amoeba Rocker) is named for its continuous, concave arched organic form that evokes the amorphous, single-celled organism.

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Modern Art Monday Presents: Little Island/Gut Punch By Aria Dean

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Artist Aria Dean (b. 1993) began Little Island (2022) by putting a digital model of a monolith through a collision simulation and then rendering the impact as a physical sculptural form.

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Ugo Rondinone, nuns + monks at Gladstone Gallery

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Do you like monumental sculpture? I sure do. If that also happens to be your thing, and you’ve been looking for an excuse to head back over to the Chelsea Gallery District, you will want to know that Gladstone Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition of new sculptures by Ugo Rondinone from the artist’s latest body of work, nuns + monks — and these things are massive.

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Eye On Design: Serving Table and Arm Chair By Kem Weber

Serving Table and Arm Chair By Kem Weber
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German emigre Kem Weber (18891963) designed original and colorful furniture and interiors devoid of overt historical references and evocative of modern times. Weber came to the US in 1914 to supervise construction of the German Pavilion at the Panema-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. He settled in Southern California, where he developed a thriving design practice.

Kem Weber Chair

Produced as part of a nine-piece dining-room suite manufactured by Grand Rapids Chair Company, this Serving Table and Arm Chair (circa 192829) feature finishes of painted wood, walnut, and silver leaf with original leather upholstery.

Kem Weber Serving Table

The zigzag pattern in both the walnut veneer of the table and the striking green surfaces of both table and chair attest to Weber’s knowledge of French Art Moderne, while their smooth contours anticipate the sleek look of American streamlined design that would become popular in the 1930s.

Photographed in the Art Institute Chicago

kem weber sideboard with stuart davis painting photo by gail worley
kem weber dining chair photo by gail worley

Update June 21st, 2021:

Lo and behold, I was visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art this past weekend and thought I recognized the distinctive design of this Kem Weber sideboard and chair from an earlier post — and I was correct! To indulge the completist in me, I’ve added photos of those pieces to this post (sideboard shown with Stuart Davis’s Men and Machine.)