A Rare Wall-Mounted Four Door Forged-Front Console by Paul Evans, USA, 1965
Enignum Low Table, Joseph Walsh, olive ash with white oil finish and glass, IRE, 2013
Apparent Magnitude, Niamh Barry, mirror polished bronze with opal glass and LEDs, IRE, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TODD MERRILL EXHIBITING AT THE COLLECTIVE .1 DESIGN FAIR, NEW YORK, MAY 8-11, 2013
April 24, 2013 New York, NY—Todd Merrill is honored to be exhibiting at the Collective Design Fair at Pier 57 in New York City, May 8-11, 2013. This is the inaugural edition of the Collective Design Fair, and it is poised to become the most important design fair in America.
Merrill is exhibiting exceptional consoles by Paul Evans, the 20th century designer. The selection will include a rare pair of large sculpted bronze consoles, as well as an incomparable four door forged front console. Evans is the subject of a forthcoming retrospective at the Michener Art Museum, from February to June 2014.
Examples of Vladimir Kagan’s ever-popular sectional sofa will round out the 20th century design selection.
Collective.1 is a significant fair for Todd Merrill’s Studio Contemporary, as he displays important new works from eight contemporary artists and designers.
Merrill has new work from Yard Sale Project and Joseph Walsh, two contemporary furniture makers who feature in the Museum of Arts and Design’s exhibition Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design, open now through September 15.
Merrill shows Yard Sale Project’s “Roccapina VI” (2013) chair. “Roccapina VI” marks an important development in Yard Sale Project’s signature design and is the first opportunity that the public will have to purchase this astounding chair. Merrill is also showing Yard Sale Project’s “Palombaggia” (2012) table.
Joseph Walsh is represented by the extremely intricate and impressive “Enignum Low Table” (2013) and “Equinox Black Wall” (2012) from the Paris series. The low table has never been publicly exhibited before now.
Merrill is also showing “Apparent Magnitude” (2013), a new light sculpture from Niamh Barry, the Irish designer. Collective is the first time it has been publicly exhibited.
Merrill has four ceramics from Julia Kunin, whose pieces are known for their unique and beautiful glazes. The selection includes “Gargantua” (2011) and three examples from the “Gorilla Hand” series. This is the first time that Julia and Studio Contemporary have partnered for an exhibition.
Studio Contemporary designer Gildas Bertherlot has two new black walnut and maple wall-mounted consoles, titled “Why Not Le Commencement” (2013), on display. This is the first exhibition in which Studio Contemporary has shown Gildas’ work, and they are extremely excited by the new partnership.
Merrill is proud to show four new pieces from Studio Contemporary mainstay Beth Katleman, including a large wall-mounted. This is her first new wall-mounted piece since the extremely successful “Folly” series of 2010. Merrill also has three tabletop pieces, “Alice,” “Leda,” and “Lavinia” (2013).
Studio Contemporary is exhibiting three pieces from Jennifer Trask, the New York artist. Her works combine found 18th and 19th century gilt frames with animal bones and teeth. Merrill is showing two wall-mounted pieces, “Burgeon” (2012) and “Undergrowth” (2012), as well as “Limb” (2012).
Todd Merrill 20th Century and Studio Contemporary (www.merrillantiques.com and www.studiocontemporary.com) is known for showing the best of twentieth century and contemporary design. The gallery is located at 65 Bleecker Street in New York City. Merrill, a third generation dealer, opened his business in 2000 and quickly became known for a selection of the best of post-war American studio and custom furniture, as well as outstanding European 20th-century furniture and lighting. In November 2008, Rizzoli published Merrill’s book, Modern Americana: Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam, the first definitive book on late 20th Century American studio furniture. A year later, in 2009, Merrill launched Studio Contemporary to represent studio artists producing the best contemporary furniture and decorative arts.
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