Collecting Design: History, Collections, Highlights (In Person)

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General Public$500.00 USD

Event Details

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, collecting design has emerged as a discipline in its own right. 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 trend forecasting, generating market reports, art fairs, museum exhibitions, research projects, scholarship, monographs, and endless headlines. Collecting design inspires scholarly analysis, art fairs, museum exhibitions, and monographs, and was cited recently 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 focuses on various themes which have a central place in the collectible design world, with a strong focus on the history of modern design and the story of contemporary design. The program will feature in-person lectures and conversations with some of the world's leading experts, in addition to two groups visits to the Park Avenue Armory and at Sotheby’s New York.

Fall 2021 Schedule (all sessions meet at 536 LaGuardia Place, unles otherwise noted)

October 5: Design Market on the Rise: The Pandemic Effect - Daniella Ohad
October 19: The World of Contemprary Glass - Katya and Doug Heller
November 2: Mid-Century Design: Lost City Art (at 200 Lexington Aveue)
November 15: Group visit to Salon Art + Design (Park Avenue Armory)
November 23: Collcting Design with Dan Tolson
December 7 or 14: Visit to Sotheby’s New York (York Avenue @ 72nd Street)

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. 

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