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Design Days Dubai

  • 16
    Mar
    2013
  • Events
Wendell Castle, “The White Edition" Big Table, Originally designed 1970, USA with limited editions 2006-2011 / © Sherry Griffin/R 20th Century
Wendell Castle, “The White Edition" Big Table, Originally designed 1970, USA with limited editions 2006-2011 / © Sherry Griffin/R 20th Century

The only design fair in the Middle East and South Asia, Design Days Dubai is the most diverse design fair globally presenting galleries from six continents. On view March 18-21, R 20th Century will be presenting iconic works by Wendell Castle, Oscar Niemeyer and Joaquim Tenreiro, and new pieces by The Haas Brothers, kelly behun | STUDIO, David Wiseman, Thaddeus Wolfe, and Jeff Zimmerman. More information on the event after the break.

Oscar Niemeyer, "Marquesa" bench, Brazil, 1978 / © Sherry Griffin/R 20th Century
Oscar Niemeyer, "Marquesa" bench, Brazil, 1978 / © Sherry Griffin/R 20th Century

Wendell Castle’s iconic works defined a moment in the history of American design. They straddled a line between design and art, and caused people look at furniture in a different way. For Design Days Dubai, R 20th Century will present a selection of Castle’s designs from The White Edition; a series of gel-coated and fiberglass-reinforced plastic pieces, including a table with removable and reversible center sections and a shelf in a playful cloud shape (originally designed 1969-1970 with limited editions 2006-2011). 

David Wiseman, "Glacier" pendant chandelier, USA, 2011 / © Sherry Griffin/R 20th Century
David Wiseman, "Glacier" pendant chandelier, USA, 2011 / © Sherry Griffin/R 20th Century

R 20th Century will also have works by the internationally acclaimed 20th Century Brazilian designers Oscar Niemeyer and Joaquim Tenreiro. Niemeyer and Tenreiro’s designs are noted for their unique curves and acute sense of form, scale, detail and craftsmanship, highlighted by the use of rich native materials. Works such as Niemeyer’s ebonized Marquesa bench with cane seat and bent wood (1978) and Tenreiro’s Jacarenda dining table with red laminate and inset glass top (1948) will be presented.

For more information on the event, please visit here.

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