October News from PALETTE & PARLOR October 14 2014, 0 Comments
What a fabulous Fall so far. We're looking forward to more crisp air, changing leaves, and the hum of activity that Fall brings. Here's what we've been doing the past few weeks:
We are thrilled to be a part of Eidé magazine's gorgeous October Cerebral Issue. Many thanks to author Brooke Hutchins and photographer David Winton for portraying us in such a beautiful light. We are beaming. Click photo for direct link to article.
Preparing for the semi-Annual Vitra Sale
Have you always wanted a Panton Chair, Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool, Antonio Citterio Grand Repos or Suita Sofa, Jean Prouvé EM Table or Standard Chair, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec Vegetal Chair, or a George Nelson Clock perhaps? Now is your chance! We are happy to be a participating dealer in Vitra's semi-annual Sale October 9 - 26th, offering 15% off all Vitra products. Come by the studio, shop our site, or contact us for custom orders.
Hosting a Meet-the-Artist Event
Gifted and beautiful featured artist Martha Neaves joined us in our studio on Thursday October 2nd to discuss her current body of work, including both her allegorical and ambidextrous paintings, as well as her artistic process. We were transfixed learning about how she incorporates the geometry of nature into her paintings and grinds her own pigments to make paints that reflect colors found in the natural world. Thanks to all who came! We love this photo of Martha at the beginning of her presentation, notable for the synchronicity between the position of her arms and that of the Arne Jacobsen Swan chair by her side.
Attending the NC Modernist Mod Squad and Sponsors Party
Held at the lovely modernist home of NC Modernist Houses Founder George Smart and his wife Eleanor Stell last Saturday night, the party was perfectly timed for the beautiful fall weather. With a fire pit on the back porch overlooking the lake, plenty of red wine, and live music by Peter Lamb and the Wolves, we could have stayed all night! Here's George celebrating the victory of the Cherry Gordon Oakwood modernist home ruling in favor of the owners with a replica cake.
Sponsoring the NC Modernist Architecture Movie Series
On October 1st we attended the first movie in this year's series at American Tobacco's Full Frame Theater in downtown Durham. The movie Fully Awake sponsored by Dail Dixon, FAIA, is a documentary about Black Mountain College and the links between the college and the Bauhaus movement in America. With an opening talk by Bahaus in America author and NCSU Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture Margret Kentgens-Craig, we learned about this cultural treasure and its ties to some of the great designers, artists, choreographers, and writers of our time.
Josef and Anni Albers, Walter Gropius, Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham and many more helped redefine arts and culture education in America during their time at Black Mountain College. Such a beautiful and moving story!
We brought along an original Marcel Breuer Wassily chair for all to try in honor of the movie.
Stay tuned for news on November's NC Modernist Architecture Movie, Unfinished Spaces, about the fate of Cuba's National Arts School.