Cultured Magazine

Summer 2012

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window shopping Architects, designers, curators and collectors preview some of the works on view at Design Miami/Basel and share their top picks. Glass Tube bench Mermaid bench and stool Rene Gonzalez "I love designs that allow you to use your imagination. I think Ron Gilad's work does this well. It's ethereal, ex- tremely delicate and refined. Gilad's designs allow you to get a glimpse of things and then complete your dream." Half Box chair Suzanne Trocme "Rick Owens' work is formi- dable, his mind poetic and his passion forthright. He is a force to be reckoned with. He is a fundamental- ist and a beautiful man. I love this bone piece. It is honest; it is him." Walnut-and-wrought-iron desk "My favorite are the benches by Kang Myungsun. The shapes are really beautiful and organic. They would add a beautiful and sculp- tural element to a very modern house we're currently working on." "I am particularly taken by this Greta Mag- nusson Grossman desk. I fell in love with it at the Mid-Century modern exhibition at LACMA last fall. It exemplifies the combi- nation of structural expression and a love of material. Grossman is finally receiving the recognition she deserves." Robb Brown and Todd Davis —Aaron Betsky "Post-war ceramic masters, like Ron Nagle, are a relative bargain in today's art world." Sushi steel buffet George Lindemann "My selection is the Sushi steel buffet by the Campana Brothers. The Sushi series is particularly extraordinary because no two felt rolls are identical; each one is unique and special, and the level of detail is simply amazing. And as a statement piece, I can't think of anything better." 100 CULTURED Maria Brito Chess set by Fredrikson Stallard Dror Benshetrit Captive Morgan "I really like the functionality communicated by the gesture of squeezing. It is minimal, yet clever, fun and beautiful."

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