highlight of the exhibition will be an unused Rietveld Red Blue chair
executed by Gerard A. van Groenekan. This chair was ordered by an American
architect in 1965 but never made it to America and was put in storage.
Almost fifty years later, the chair along with the original shipping crate
will arrive in the United States and be on display.
Three new unique vases by Glithero (Sarah van Gameren and Tim Simpson) will VIVID present in Miami. As a follow-up to their famous Blueware Vases Glithero developed 'Silverware', a photographic technique that captures direct impressions of seaweed specimen on porcelain. The resulting images resemble abstract art from the 1950's on surfaces that echo Wedgewood's black and white Portland vase.
Also on display will be the bronze Recession Chair by Frank Tjepkema (Tjep.) and new Masks by Bertjan Pot
Mark Lee’s Favorite Work at Design Miami/ 2012
“The Red and Blue Chair is perhaps one of the most iconic design objects of the twentieth century. The way the wooden members appear to ‘slip’ past one another while floating effortlessly in space, the way the primary colors suggest a spatial extension into a larger environment, the way it single-handedly embodies the idealism of the De Stijl movement, is as refreshing and current today as almost a century ago since its inception.
Together, the Red and Blue chair and it’s crate turn into an art object of its own; one that encompasses two ends within the spectrum of design – one abstract and ideal, paradigmatic and heroic; the other concrete and everyday, pragmatic and anonymous – ethos that were as important at the dawn of twentieth century design as they are today.”