Collective Design Fair, a new event in New York City that will present a cohesive selection of vintage and contemporary design, today announced the programming for its inaugural edition, Collective.1. To celebrate design connoisseurship and collecting, Collective has created a full program of events, tours, conversations and book signings, all of which will take place on site.
The programming for Collective.1 draws on the vitality and creativity of New York as a center for design and innovation. It includes participation from some of the city’s most notable curators, collectors, designers and other creative professionals.
Free curated tours will be offered daily by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the Official Cultural Partner of the fair. Tours will start daily at 12 noon and require advance registration. Tours for children ages 4 to 10 will be organized by Little Collector, the online contemporary art gallery for kids.
Collective Conversations is a series of panel discussions moderated by experts such as Anthony Barzilay Freund, Editor in Chief and Director, Fine Art, at 1stdibs; David Brody, Associate Professor of Design Studies and Director of the MA Program in the History of Decorative Arts and Design at Parsons The New School; and Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer of the online magazine Sight Unseen.
A series of book signings will also bring acclaimed authors to the fair. Signings include Christopher Bascom Rawlins, author of Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction (Artbook/DAP); and Jeffrey Head, author of Paul Evans: Designer and Sculptor (Schiffer).
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, is designated Museum Day, and Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum members will gain free admission. All other museum members will receive a 2-for-1 admission. Valid proof of museum membership will be required at the entrance.
The full list of Collecitve.1 exhibitors includes some of the most respected names in the design field such as : 21st twenty first Gallery (New York), Casati Gallery (Chicago), Cristina Grajales Gallery (New York), Demish Danant (New York), Grey Area (New York), J. Lohmann Gallery (New York), Jousse Entreprise (Paris, France), kinder MODERN (New York), Lost City Arts (New York), Magen H. Gallery (New York), Maison Gerard (New York), Mark McDonald (Hudson, NY), Modernity (Stockholm, Sweden), Mondo Cane (New York) Nicolas Kilner (New York), Ornamentum (Hudson, NY), R20th Century (New York), Sebastian + Barquet (New York), Sienna Patti Contemporary (Lenox, MA), Southern Guild (Johannesburg, South Africa), Todd Merrill 20th Century and Contemporary Studio (New York), Volume Gallery (Chicago), Wexler Gallery (Philadelphia).
The Collective is a passionate group of New York-based designers, curators, collectors and gallerists who recognize the need for a new design platform in the city. Their diverse experiences and shared enthusiasm have shaped Collective .1 into an event that will engage both established collectors and visitors new to design, creating an environment where discovery and education are celebrated.
Members of the Collective are Caroline Baumann, Lori Chemla, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Kyle DeWoody, Alexander Gorlin, Cristina Grajales, Steven Learner, Sarah Medford, Todd Merrill, Zesty Meyers, Nessia Pope and Evan Snyderman.
Sponsors & Partners Collective .1 is pleased to have the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum as Official Cultural Partner and 1stdibs as Official Design Partner. The Maritime Hotel and The Jane are Official Hotel Partners; ALTOUR is the Official Travel Partner; and the VIP Lounge has been designed and furnished by BDDW. Additional sponsors and partners include ARTBOOK | D.A.P., Hudson River Park Trust, NANZ, Artspace and SPACE Productions; Architectural Digest and Surface are the media partners.
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