Demisch Danant specializes in twentieth-century European design with an emphasis on the late 1950s through the 1980s. The gallery features the work of Maria Pergay, Pierre Paulin, Joseph André Motte, Pierre Guariche, Philippon & Lecoq, René Jean Caillette and Pentagon Group. The gallery also engages in a series of exhibitions concerning the intersection among architecture, design and art.
For Design Miami/ Basel 2013, Demisch Danant will present a solo show on Antoine Philippon & Jacqueline Lecoq featuring works from 1957 to 1967, accompanied by early works from Sheila Hicks.
Inspired by the teachings of the modernist masters of the Union des Artistes Modernes (U.A.M.), Philippon and Lecoq employed modern materials and techniques to improve the daily life of French citizens in the challenging postwar climate. Their furniture combines minimalism with a pervasive sense of architectural refinement and elegance. The couple approached interiors with an almost puritanical sense of functionalism, but succeeded in creating extremely efficient environments that were still comfortable and inviting.
After studying fine art at Yale under the tutelage of Joseph Albers, Sheila Hicks established herself as one of the most innovative textile artists of the twentieth century. Hicks is renowned for her painterly approach to textile design and her ability to craft environments through the unlikely medium of fiber. She has collaborated with prominent architects including Luis Barragán, Ricardo Legorreta and SOM. Her work defies categorization, simultaneously addressing several related mediums including painting, design, craft, installation and architecture.
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