Living With Collectible Design
1 February - 30 August 2009
The Rabih Hage Gallery has initiated a series of displays that explore the notion of living with collectible design. In stark contrast to the current trend of displaying collectible design in a ‘white cube’ perched high on a pedestal, elevating objects beyond their recognised domain, ‘Living with collectible Design’ will present real life scenarios featuring collectible objects as part of our day-to-day living.
Sourced from the Rabih Hage Collection, the displays will form a long-term and ever-changing exhibition covering the four principle functions of a living space: living, eating, sleeping, and working.
The new programme will begin with living and eating.
On show will be recent additions to the Rabih Hage Gallery collection: glass flowers by Nathalie Pasqua, ceramics by Carol McNicoll and ‘identity disorder’ a one-off light by Arik Levy.
Alongside these new works the exhibition will present one-offs and limited edition designs by Karen Ryan, Piet Hein Eek, Johnny Swing, Paul Cocksedge and Aki Kuroda, dispersed in amongst furniture by Rabih Hage.
The exhibition aims to bring new light to the unusual and personal dialogues that can exist between various modes of design – dialogues representing the essence of living with collectible design.