Monday, March 8, 2010


The Other: square side table (2005)

This elegant cube, a mirrored square side table designed by Ilse Crawford, caught my eye at the Independent Curators International. It was Moss Gallery's contribution to an exhibit on March 5th of design pieces paired with art objects. The other half of this pairing, a series of 12 prints by Sol Lewitt, was contributed by the independent art curators Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner. The only downside I see to this piece is that it appeared to be surfaced in small squares; however, the smaller facets are actually an illusion created by brownish china-crayon looking lines applied to the mirrored surface. A little dissapointing - though probably more practical. The presence of this shiner take on a character common to Lewitt and Bochner still commands my attention. I am left wondering what Crawford's inspirations were.

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