in collaboration with Friedman Benda Gallery Presents
Not Furniture : XXI Design
18 October through 10 November 2007
I am not making furniture; I am making Art
– Forrest Myers
Bringing the Design = Art movement to San Francisco for the first time, Hedge Gallery, in collaboration with Friedman Benda Gallery of New York, will present Not Furniture : XXI Design, on view at Hedge from October 18 through November 10, 2007.
This group show will feature noted contemporary designers Ron Arad, Wendell Castle, Forrest Myers, Droog Design, Marcel Wanders, Maarten Baas, Mathias Bengtsson and Arik Levy in a special exhibition comprised of roughly twenty works that will occupy the entire gallery.
Not Furniture : XXI Design presents a careful selection of designers whose vision concentrates on pushing the definition of furniture design beyond its conventional perception. This exhibition emphasizes the blurring of boundaries between art and design. Since the turn of the 21st Century, seasoned and new collectors have turned to investing across a broader swath of the art market, seeking contemporary, unique and rare pieces by many of the featured artists. Major cultural institutions have begun acquiring such pieces as part of their permanent collections, including MOMA in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Bojimans van Beuningen in Rotterdam and Stadelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Not Furniture : XXI Design will premier the presentation of these works in San Francisco.
Hedge Gallery was founded in 2003 by Steven Volpe and Roth Martin. The gallery specializes in a highly edited personal vision of 20th and 21st century design, encompassing furniture, objects and art. The common thread of this vision is the search to find new relationships, amongst ever evolving acquisitions, from the past, present and future.
Hedge Gallery is located at 48 Gold Street, San Francisco CA 94133.
Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, Saturday 11am to 5pm. For visuals and more information, please contact Antonio Ametrano:
[p] 415.433.2233, [f] 415.433.2234, [e] email@example.com, [w] www.notfurniture.com