Modern art may be strongly represented in some parts of the world more than others, but luckily for us, avid design lovers, almost every corner of our planet has an interesting connection to contemporary art. With that in mind, Design Limited Edition selected three key art galleries from three distinct parts of the world, that showcase how you can find contemporary collectable design, anywhere you are.
Established in 2007 by Benda and the veteran art dealer Barry Friedman (now retired), together with founding partner Jennifer Olshin, the Chelsea-based gallery has dedicated itself from the get-go to giving artists and designers a platform. Friedman Benda’s roster features influential talents such as Kuramata, Sottsass, Ron Arad, the Campana brothers and Wendell Castle.
In 2015, the gallery separated its visual art enterprises into a new entity, Albertz Benda (co-founded with the art dealer Thorsten Albertz). This allowed Friedman Benda to focus solely on design-art. The gallery also put a new emphasis on emerging designers, aided in part by the opening of an experimental project space. Adam Silverman and Misha Kahn are among the artists who have had the chance to transform that space.
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design is a leading international gallery of contemporary, functional and modern art. Based in the Netherlands, Priveekollektie actively works with a range of collectors, represents internationally recognized artists and designers, and provides a platform for up-and-coming talents to showcase their exceptional pieces.
Priveekollektie, translated private collection, indicates the policy and provenance of the gallery. The name transmits the gallery’s mission: to aid collectors in forming their personal collections of art + design. The name further reflects the gallery’s legacy in personal curation and intimate bonds with collectors and artists.
Opened in 2006 by avid Dutch collectors Irving and Miriam van Dijk, the gallery utilizes the founders personal approach, expansive knowledge, eye for detail, and unique taste to merge together the two disciplines, art and design. Centralized in Europe, their exceptional exhibitions annually participate in internationally renowned fairs in Geneva, Basel, Miami, London, and New York.
Maria Wettergren opened her gallery in 2010 in Paris Saint Germain and specializes in contemporary Scandinavian design and art. The gallery equally represents unique and limited edition works by Japanese designers, as well as kinetic photographs by modernist artists. The gallery is permanently participating in the international art and design fairs such as the Design Miami/Basel, PAD Paris/London, Art Salon/New York and FIAC.
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