While perusing through the pages of the recent past, we came upon this interesting article titled “Enzo Mari: A rebel with an obsession for form,” by Alice Rawsthorn of the New York Times.
Here’s a snippet:
The objective, as Mari explained to Obrist, is less about pleasing the user, than the factory workers who make his products. One of his pet theories (a typically idiosyncratic conflation of the Communist Manifesto and Arts and Crafts Movement idealism) is that designers have a responsibility to liberate workers from the drudgery of what Mari calls their “alienated labor” by creating inspiring products for them to make in “transformative work.”
Read the rest of the article here. The ending is somewhat of an eye opener.
Enzo Mari sitting in his “Sedia 1 – Chair.”
For the next Rem, Zaha, and chasers of Le Corbusier’s legacy, iconic rap star Kanye West gave an impromptu speech at Harvard’s GSD yesterday before he performed in Boston. From the looks of it, there were plenty of Kool Aid smiles in the group as they listened to Yeezus.
Check a vid of the performance here: Kanye Speaks
Kanye West at Harvard’s GSD
Here’s Murray signing the Baccarat book at an event celebrating the topping out of the Baccarat Hotel and Residences building under construction across the street from MoMA, on West 53rd.
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The 250 year history of Baccarat in a gorgeous photo-dense coffee table book (published by Rizzoli) was launched last night at a big party at the newly opened Baccarat Madison Ave shop where co-author Murray Moss signed books for the leopard coat wearing masses. In case you were unable to get past the Baccarat Bouncers last night and are devastated you missed out, you’re in luck. You can still get one of the Special Boxed Edition complete with dramatic and personal Moss signature by clicking on any of the champagne glasses in the photo. You’ll be swept away to mossPOP where you can plunk down your plastic and be made a happier person.
And we couldn’t agree more. Click on the row of tiny chairs to read the full article.
Click on his face for the News view of John Boehner’s shitty leadership. Boehner, by the way, is THIRD in line for the Presidency. I’m thinking Obama should maybe stay inside for the next three years. Someplace REALLY safe.
This is the cover. Damian Skinner is the editor. Published with the AJF, which stands for the Art Jewelry Forum. As if you didn’t already know that. Click the book for more info and to reserve a space.