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Daniella Ohad

The design historian starts her spring lecture programme of 'Collecting Design: History, Collections, Highlights'.

Center for Architecture, New York

18th February – 11th May 2020

By TDE News / 13th February 2020
Christopher Schanck, ‘Arcane Console’, 2018 COURTESY: Friedman Benda and Christopher Schanck

Christopher Schanck, ‘Arcane Console’, 2018
COURTESY: Friedman Benda and Christopher Schanck

DANIELLA OHAD OPENS her fourteenth season of talks about collectible design on Tuesday 18th February in New York’s Center of Architecture.  Ohad, who earned her doctorate at Bard Graduate Center, lectures and publishes widely on design history, theory and the decorative arts, besides writing a popular blog.

Daniella Ohad COURTESY: Daniella Ohad

Daniella Ohad
COURTESY: Daniella Ohad

This programme, now in its seventh year, has become something of a personal mission. Ohad says: “My ambition is to educate architects and interior designers about design, to elevate taste and understanding.”

Hervé Baley, ‘Chairs’, circa 1970 COURTESY: Magen H Gallery

Hervé Baley, ‘Chairs’, circa 1970
COURTESY: Magen H Gallery

Each season of ten talks takes its cue from current exhibitions, or issues live in the media. Sarah Medford, a contributing editor to the Wall Street Journal, will talk about the scandal surrounding fakes of the iconic chairs Swiss designer Pierre Jeanneret designed for his cousin, Le Corbusier’s, modernist buildings at Chandigarh, India. 

Carol Egan, ‘Bench’, 2013 COURTESY: Maison Gerard and Carol Egan

Carol Egan, ‘Bench’, 2013
COURTESY: Maison Gerard and Carol Egan

Evan Snyderman of R & Company will talk about how the works of Wendell Castle have been collected, in relation to an exhibition of Castle’s early work currently running at the New York gallery. Detroit-based designer Chris Schank, represented by Friedman Benda, and Irish designer Carol Egan, shown by Maison Gerard, discuss their work, while Ohad herself will report on developments in Japanese contemporary design. Ohad says, “A lot of what is said in my class is raw and original.” 

Collecting Design with Daniella Ohad

AIANY Member: $675

General Public: $750

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