Artnet Design
DESIGN AT NADA NEW YORK
by Brook S. Mason

May 7, 2012

The inaugural edition of NADA New York, May 4-7, 2012, may seem a peculiar setting for design. But wedged in among the 66 dealers from 11 countries set up in the former Dia Center for the Arts Building in Chelsea, also the home of the Independent art fair two month ago, is a surprising amount of design- and function-focused material.

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Brook S. Mason Archives
May 2, 2012
Artnet Design
"FOG" IN SAN FRANCISCO, MODERNISM IN NYC, AND A BERTOIA MAQUETTE
by Brook S. Mason
A special screen by Harry Bertoia, plus new modernist fairs in San Francisco and New York.
Apr. 23, 2012
SOFA NY 2012
A REINVIGORATED FAIR
by Brook S. Mason
The 15th annual Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) Fair opens at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.
Apr. 18, 2012
Artnet Design
GALLERIES GET BIG IN HOUSTON, NYC & PHILADELPHIA
by Brook S. Mason
Sicardi Gallery in Houston, Keno Auctions and Les Enluminures in New York, and Calderwood Galleries in Philadelphia.
Apr. 13, 2012
Jiyoung Koo
EIGHT QUESTIONS FOR JIYOUNG KOO
by Brook S. Mason
From Sotheby's expert to luxury hotel art advisor for the Solair Wilshire, the Seoul Lotte World Tower and the Bahrain Four Seasons.
Apr. 10, 2012
NYC20
MICHAEL BRUNO ON THE NEW 1STDIBS FAIR
by Brook S. Mason

A conversation with the founder of 1stdibs on the NYC20 art and design fair, opening Apr. 12-15, 2012.
Mar. 29, 2012
Artnet Design
MARIA PERGAY, DAL FABBRO, & THE 1STDIBS DESIGN FAIR
by Brook S. Mason
It's all about 81-year-old designer Maria Pergay. Plus, Mario Dal Fabbro at Maison Gerard, the 1stdibs design fair, and celadon seating from Hun-Chung Lee.
Mar. 21, 2012
Artnet Design
KARL LAGERFELD TO DESIGN PARIS BIENNALE
by Brook S. Mason
Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is set to stage a Belle Époque atmosphere at the posh Paris Biennale this fall.
Mar. 20, 2012
TEFAF Maastricht
BIG AMERICANS, BIG SALES
by Brook S. Mason
Despite an influx of Chinese collectors, Americans are still big players at TEFAF Maastricht 2012.
Mar. 16, 2012
TEFAF Maastricht
DUTCH TREAT
by Brook S. Mason
A top ten selection from the 265 exhibitors at the 25th annual European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Feb. 28, 2012
SUPERSTARS DELVE INTO TRIBAL JEWELRY
by Brook S. Mason
"Adornment," a new show at Tambaran Gallery on the Upper East Side, presents exotic wares from many cultures.
Feb. 22, 2012
Asia Week
LOOK AHEAD TO ASIA WEEK 2012
by Brook S. Mason
This year's Asia Week, which launches in Manhattan on Mar. 16, 2012, is more contemporary than ever.
Feb. 9, 2012
AIFAF Palm Beach
SUPER-CHIC DESIGN AND MORE
by Brook S. Mason
David Lester's American International Fine Art Fair takes a turn towards elegant 20th-century design, and even contemporary art.
Feb. 9, 2012
AIFAF Palm Beach
SUPER-CHIC DESIGN AND MORE
by Brook S. Mason
David Lester's American International Fine Art Fair takes a turn towards elegant 20th-century design, and even contemporary art.
Feb. 7, 2012
Blumka Gallery
COLLECTING MEDIEVAL AND BAROQUE TREASURES
by Brook S. Mason
Carved ivories, giltwood angels and more in "Collecting Treasures of the Past VII" at Blumka Gallery in Manhattan.
Feb. 6, 2012
Joe Colombo
THE COMEBACK KID
by Brook S. Mason

Paying homage to Joe Colombo's revolutionary and pragmatic designs in plastic closes at R20th Century in Tribeca.
Jan. 25, 2012
Winter Antiques Show
AMERICANA AND MORE
by Brook S. Mason

The 58th annual antique fair, hosted at the Park Avenue Armory, is a barometer of taste, and this year's 73 dealers come bearing plenty of Americana.
Jan. 20, 2012
Metro Show
NO MORE BOUNDARIES
by Brook S. Mason

The new Metro Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion combines folk art, design, tribal art more, spanning the gamut.
Jan. 19, 2012
Artnet Design
VISIONARY THOMAS HEATHERWICK
by Brook S. Mason

Thomas Heatherwick's revolutionary designs come to roost at Haunch of Venison's Chelsea space.
Ded. 28, 2011
Artnet Design
DESIGN TOP TEN 2011
by Brook S. Mason

Elizabeth Taylor, Alexander McQueen, the High Line, Asia Week and more design, fashion and art-fair triumphs for 2011.
Ded. 22, 2011
Artnet Design
DESIGN WORLD NEWS
by Brook S. Mason

New Design fair for Lincoln Center, PADNY's unsure future, French Flair at Demisch Danant, Thierry Despont's "Cabinet of Curiosities," more.
Ded. 15, 2011
Artnet Design
TEN QUESTIONS FOR CRAIG ROBINS
by Brook S. Mason

The Miami Design District tycoon discusses his ever-growing art neighborhood and setting his sights further.
Ded. 8, 2011
Sloan Schaffer
TEN QUESTIONS FOR SLOAN SCHAFFER
by Brook S. Mason

Miami dealer and collector Sloan Schaffer, proprietor of 101/exhibit, is currently on a roll.
Dec. 1, 2011
Design Miami
BIGGER, BOLDER, BROADER
by Brook S. Mason

The Design Miami fair steps out from the shadow of Art Basel Miami Beach onto its own grand platform.
Nov. 11, 2011
Artnet Design
IT'S ALL ABOUT STYLE
by Brook S. Mason

Patrick Perrin’s inaugural Pavilion of Art and Design swings into high gear at the Park Avenue Armory.
Nov. 7, 2011
Artnet Design
PAVILION OF ART & DESIGN, A LA VIEILLE RUSSIE, DAPHNE GUINNESS, MORE
by Brook S. Mason

Patrick Perrin and Sandy Smith do a design fair, Keszler moves next to the Whit, early automatons, and Daphne Guinness.
Oct. 27, 2011
Oct. 26, 2011
Artnet Design
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FINE ART & ANTIQUES SHOW
by Brook S. Mason

Jean Dupas, Matthias Locke, stuffed game birds, jeweled daggers and more at the 23rd annual Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show.
Sept. 22, 2011
Houston Fine Art Fair
HAPPY TRAILS IN TEXAS
by Brook S. Mason

The new Houston Fine Art Fair is blazing a path into the art world's heart.
Sept. 21, 2011
Trinity House
TEN QUESTIONS
by Brook S. Mason

Ten questions for Simon Shore of Trinity House, the newest, hippest dealer in town, and he doesn't even do contemporary.
Aug. 8, 2011
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason

Wendell Castle, Dan Dailey, George Kravis, Artware Editions, Sarah Morris, Markus Linnenbrink, London Design Festival, John Pawson, David Chipperfield, Adirondack style, more.
July 21, 2011
Landscape Design
OLINIANA IN PHILADELPHIA
by Brook S. Mason

The landscape architecture firm OLIN is reshaping Philadelphia's Museum Mile.
June 14, 2011
Artnet Design
DESIGN MIAMI BASEL: THE BUZZ
by Brook S. Mason

Jean Prouvé, Ken Price, Ron Nagle, Alvar Aato, Karl Fritsch and more at the prince of art & design fairs.
May 25, 2011
Artnet Design
DESIGN GETS HOT
by Brook S. Mason

Bertoia, Baas, McMakin and more at Phillips de Pury & Company design sale on Park Avenue.
May 23, 2011
Ron Nagle
DISQUIET IN CLAY
by Brook S. Mason

A new award and new shows for the 72-year-old San Francisco artist Ron Nagle.
Apr. 14, 2011
SOFA New York:
DECO ARTS AND DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason

Now in its 14th edition, the fair for deco arts and design gets a total facelift.
Idris Khan at Yvon Lambert New York, the spiritual as subject of an avant-garde investigation.
Apr. 1, 2011
Artnet Design
DESIGN MIAMI/BASEL SHAPES UP FOR JUNE
by Brook S. Mason

The 12th edition of the design-world destination art fair looks bright.
Mar. 22, 2011
TEFAF Maastricht 2011:
MASTERPIECE MASH
by Brook S. Mason

From Rembrandt to Jenny Saville, over 30,000 works worth $1.4 billion showcased by 260 dealers from 16 countries.
Mar. 1, 2011
Art & Antiques:
NICE IN NAPLES
by Brook S. Mason

David Lester's new fair in Naples, Fla., hones in on a rich and untapped market.
Feb. 17, 2011
Van Cleef & Arpels: TIME TO DAZZLE
by Brook S. Mason

"Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels" opens at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
Jan. 21, 2011
WINTER WONDERLAND
by Brook S. Mason

At the Winter Antiques Show 2011, hipster celebs, $5 million-plus price tags and new buying snap.
Jan. 11, 2011
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason

Ezra Stoller’s architectural photos, Peter Marino’s Dior makeover, Lowy’s frames are in demand, and Jens Praet’s furniture made from magazines.
Dec. 21, 2010
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason

Movers, shakers and milestones for 2010 -- and the coming year.
Nov. 15, 2010
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason

The Brooklyn Museum of Art/Modernism Awards, Dominick Dunne’s art, sales at SOFA, more.
Oct. 29, 2010
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason

Nadia Pasquer, Daniel Buren, "Material Poetry," Swedish antiques, De Vera taste, Alain Douillard, more.
Oct. 19, 2010
QUADRUPLE HITTER
by Brook S. Mason

The 22nd International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show, plus three special gallery shows of Old Masters.
Sept. 21, 2010
UNE NOUVELLE BELLE ÉPOQUE
by Brook S. Mason

Asians, Americans and some Europeans at the 25th Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris.
Sept. 3, 2010
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason

Design Miami update, Constantin & Laureen Boym to Doha, Anish Kapoor for Bulgari, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Cecily Brown, more.
July 13, 2010
SANTA FE SCENE
by Brook S. Mason

SOFA West in Santa Fe: impressive venue, huge potential.
July 2, 2010
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason

For Independence Day, the ultimate in Old Glory. Plus, more luxe from London.
June 11, 2010
OLYMPIC HEIGHTS
by Brook S. Mason

David and Lee Ann Lester debut their new London International Fine Art Fair.
May 26, 2010
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason

Design Onscreen, Lucienne Day, Leleu, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Pol Quadens, Maria Pergay, Miuccia Prada, and François-Xavier Lalanne’s 1968 Chat Polymorph.
Apr. 23, 2010
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason

New art-and-antiques festival for NYC, new design fair for Miami, Keno Auctions launches, Eyjafjallajökull: the Watch.
Apr. 9, 2010
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason

New paradigm for Thaddaeus Ropac, John Lautner news, Joris Laarman, more.
Mar. 17, 2010
TEFAF MAASTRICHT 2010
by Brook S. Mason
Briefly plunged into darkness, the world’s finest fair emerges still glittering with feverish sales.
Jan. 26, 2010
AS GOOD AS IT GETS
by Brook S. Mason
The 2010 Winter Antiques Show in New York.
Nov. 11, 2009
CHICAGO A GO-GO
by Brook S. Mason
Windy City news update, Richard Gray "pop-up," SOFA art fair, more.
Oct. 19, 2009
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Glamour, super gilt and some drop dead chic at the 21st Haughton International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show.
Oct. 5, 2009
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Antiques, kitchenalia, gardenalia and more in Lodon. And Anish Kapoor.
Aug. 28, 2009
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
The Anna Wintour sensibility. Plus, a fall design preview, and a bit on the gold bug.
Aug. 4, 2009
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Inside MoMA’s Ron Arad show, Met Museum book gossip, Lauren’s second Gilded Age and Clic’s new art gallery paradigm.
June 16, 2009
DUCHESS SPARKLE
by Brook S. Mason
The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair, the duchess dowager of fairs, garners new sparkle.
June 12, 2009
OLYMPIAN HEIGHTS
by Brook S. Mason
Luxe and big bucks at the 36th annual Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair in London.
May 29, 2009
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Dynamo Donald Judd, ceramics for contemporary art fans, Rudolf Nureyev costumes, more.
Apr. 21, 2009
SALZBURG FAIR OFF, OTHERS TOO
by Brook S. Mason
Recession hits several traditional art-and-antiques shows.
Apr. 16, 2009
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Bright spots in design and antiques, despite the recession.
Feb. 19, 2009
TREASURY OF STYLE
by Brook S. Mason
What to watch in Christie’s sale of the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé Collection.
Jan. 28, 2009
NEW LAMPS FOR OLD
by Brook S. Mason
Good-bye pricey pilgrim furnishings, hello contemporary flair at the 55th Winter Antiques Show in New York.
Jan. 7, 2009
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
A look back at 2008, and the year ahead.
Nov. 17, 2008
HIGH MODERNISM
by Brook S. Mason
Sanford Smith’s 23rd annual "Modernism: A Century of Style and Design" at the Park Avenue Armory.
Oct. 16, 2008
A NEW CHAPTER ON TASTE
by Brook S. Mason
The 20th International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show takes the measure of the market.
Sept. 12, 2008
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
"Gothic: Dark Glamour," Trafik at Morgans Hotel, The Duchess, Yves Saint Laurent, Babar, "Home Delivery," more.
July 29, 2008
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Arad-mania, gasoline alley trophy heads, Christie’s design auctions, Brideshead Revisited, Thomas Hope, MAD’s new quarters, more.
June 18, 2008
MALACHITE, MEISSEN, MOSCOW
by Brook S. Mason
Russians love the traditional English country house look, frothed up with continental trimmings.
June 10, 2008
OLYMPIAN SWAGGER
by Brook S. Mason
The Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair goes contemporary.
May 9, 2008
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Wendell Castle, Wright sells Louis Kahn and more, and Sebastian+Barquet on a roll.
Mar. 12, 2008
THE NEW NEW CHIC
by Brook S. Mason
Deco arts stylish reign at TEFAF Maastricht 08.
Mar. 5, 2008
MIDDLE EASTERN ALLURE
by Brook S. Mason
New art fairs, and new challenges, in the United Arab Emirates.
Dec. 20, 2007
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Marcus Tremonto, gallery bling, Robert M. Kulicke and Bessie Jamieson, Armand Rateau, Tony Duquette, more.
Nov. 2, 2007
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Salander’s dec arts, Yonel Lebovici, a Mediaeval renaissance in New York, more.
Sept. 26, 2007
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Friedman Benda, Breuer at Wright, MacBain’s bags, Nan Kempner, Noguchi, Jansen furniture, John Beresford Fowler, more.
Aug. 3, 2007
NEW WORLD AT SALZBURG
by Brook S. Mason
The new Salzburg World Fine Art Fair mixes Mozart sonatas and Meissen porcelain with the occasional avant-garde piece.
July 16, 2007
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Art & realty, Ezra Stoller, collectible textiles, Russian modernist architecture, Macklowe redesigns, more.
June 5, 2007
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Prouve’s Maison Tropicale sold, a "pot dealer" in New York, International Ceramics Fair, more.
May 14, 2007
SALES, SALES, SALES
by Brook S. Mason
Anna and Brian Haughton’s International Fine Art Fair reveals a masterful and changing market.
May 2, 2007
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Fast paced changes in Manhattan and beyond.
Mar. 13, 2007
DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook S. Mason
Dutch Masters: The European Fine Art Fair, at a mere 20 years old.
Feb. 22, 2007
ART SHOW CONTEMPORARY
by Brook S. Mason
The ADAA Art Show goes contemporary in a spiffed-up armory.
Jan. 30, 2007
THE NEW YORK LIST
by Brook S. Mason
New trends in the antiques world, from the 2007 Winter Antiques Show to the Chelsea art district.
Jan. 19, 2007
DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook S. Mason
A pumped-up Americana market at the Winter Antiques Show and more.
Dec. 21, 2006
DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook S. Mason
Last minute shopping for 2006, and looking ahead to 2007.
Nov. 21, 2006
DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook S. Mason
Selling fast at "Modernism" in New York, now the nation’s pre-eminent design show.
Sept. 22, 2006
DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook S. Mason
Lavish, Marie Antoinette-like consumerism at the Biennale des Antiquaires.
Sept. 13, 2006
DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook S. Mason
England’s legendary Attingham Summer School is "boot camp for curators."
May 19, 2006
DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook S. Mason
The Paris market shifts from the 18th century to the 20th.
Mar. 22, 2006
OLD MASTERS, NEW EDGE
by Brook Mason
Bigger, better, more important at TEFAF Maastricht 2006.
Nov. 1, 2005
DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook S. Mason
Glitter and gilt in the Safra sale at Sotheby’s.
Oct. 20, 2004
DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook S. Mason
Antique mirrors dazzle at Ingrao.
Sept. 22, 2004
DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook S. Mason
The new haute glam of Paris’s 22nd Biennale des Antiquaires.
June 17, 2004
DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook S. Mason
The Grandest of Them All: Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair.
June 14, 2004
DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook S. Mason
The Grandest of Them All: Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair.