The Weekend Guide: April 8, 2011

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Our weekly list of carefully curated sales and events can help you no matter where you live. Click below for our massive list of art fairs and auctions, deals at national retailers, local floor sample and warehouse sales, seasonal flea markets, not-to-be-missed museum exhibitions, showhouses and home & design-centric lectures and discussions. Pass it on and send us your sale or event.


• Thos. Moser Lounge Seating Sale Throughout April sofas, wing chairs, club chairs, ottomans and the entire lounge seating collection from Thos. Moser will be 15% off, including pieces from the popular American Bungalow, Pasadena and Vita collections.
Online and in showrooms
Through 4/30

• Lightology ET2 Sale 10% off all ET2, including pendants, chandeliers, bathroom lighting, table lamps, wall sconces and more.
Through 4/30

• Henry Road Clearance Massive clearance sale on all table cloths and runners and a whole heap of pillows. Up to 70% off while supplies last.
Through 4/30

• LZF Sale Save 30% on LZF’s award-winning pendant, wall and desk lights at YLighting and also enjoy free shipping.
Through 4/30

• The Shade Store Save 15% on all Chilewich materials for roller shades and vertical systems. Choose from 22 exclusive Chilewich materials.
Through 4/30

• Faucet Direct Sale Incredible sales on Moen, Kohler, and Hansgrohe, just in time for remodeling season.
Through 4/30

• Sylvester & Co Spring Sale Save 20% off all Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams orders.
Through 5/9


• Casting for HGTV’s Bang For Your Buck Are you a passionately crazy fan of HGTV?!? Do you longingly watch each HGTV show secretly fantasizing that one day HGTV will come to your home? Your wait is over…HGTV’s Bang For your Buck is coming to Boston and they’re looking for upbeat and fun people/families who have renovated their own homes. If interested, send an email explaining why you deserve to be on Bang For Your Buck and include a couple of pictures and the estimated cost of the renovation. APPLY
Deadline 4/11

• New England Wood Event Buy one piece of hardwood furniture from New England and save 20% on a second piece of equal or lesser value.
Circle Furniture | 199 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Through 4/30

John Brooks: A Collaboration with Nature An exhibition of forty works by the nationally recognized New Hampshire sculptor and furniture maker.
Currier Museum of Art | 150 Ash Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 03104
Through 6/12


• What Style Is It and Why? Residential Architecture in Chicago Discover Chicago’s vernacular residential architecture–bungalows, raised ranches, 2-flats, American foursquares–in addition to more famous landmarks of Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne, and Italianate styles. The lecture will also explore how and when the four big traditions of American residential architecture developed. Learn how your home’s design is a reflection of both its time and location in the city. REGISTER
Chicago Architecture Foundation | 224 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604
4/9: 9am – 12pm

Historic Chicago Bungalow and Green Home Expo Visit Chicago’s largest and most popular home retoration, preservation and energy-efficient renovation exposition – where visitors can peruse through 150 exhibitor booths or attend one or more of the 16 workshops about energy-efficient home improvement solutions, historic preservation and more! REGISTER
Merchandise Mart | 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60654
4/9: 10am – 4pm

• Morlen Sinoway Atelier Sample Sale Shop early for the best selection as the early bird gets the worm. Up to 70% off on selected items, including furniture, area rugs, home and personal accessories!
Morlen Sinoway Atelier | 1052 West Fulton Market, Chicago, Illinois 60607
Through 4/15

SAIC Spring Art Sale A diverse selection of jewelry, paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, fashion, and multimedia, created by more than 120 SAIC students, is sold at the Spring Art Sale in SAIC’s historic MacLean Ballroom. Guests have the opportunity to talk with the students and to take home a masterpiece by one of the world’s next great artists.
SAIC MacLean Ballroom, 112 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603
4/15: 11am – 7pm
4/16: 10am – 5pm

Spring Folk Art Classes The April 2011 lineup of classes at Three Sisters Folk Art School features fun weekend-long workshops in woodcarving, rug hooking, sewing, jewelry making, and more! If you are looking for a relaxing get-away or want to learn a new skill, register for a weekend of craftsmanship, fellowship, and fun in the country. REGISTER | 17189 North Route 29, Chillicothe, Illinois 61523
4/15 – 4/17


GOOD LA Weekend Join us at the GOOD LA Launch Weekend for urban adventures, DIY workshops, hack-a-thons, civic engagements, artist interventions, resource sharing, literary readings, film screenings, book club meetings, neighborhood walks, and locally-made goods, all at an exciting new creative space in Atwater Village.
Atwater Crossing | 3229 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90039

• Rock, Paper, Scissors: Paper Craft Workshop The rock, paper, scisors workshop series will explore 5 traditional materials – paper, wood, cement, metal and glass – with the intention of uncovering latent possibilities due to developments in manufacturing and fabrication technologies. Each workshop will consist of an introduction to the historical methodologies involved with these materials, followed by an analysis of the paradigm shifts that have led to a reevaluation of materiality as an active and performative player in product development. Following the introduction, in a hands-on laboratory, each participant will explore diverse and novel techniques to transform the given material toward the creation of an independent product prototype. Taught by Aaron Neubert. REGISTER
Ilan Dei Studio | 2100 Zeno Place, Venice, California 90291
4/14: 6pm – 9pm

Living with Art by Azadeh Shladovsky Azadeh Shladovsky introduces a limited-edition, sculptural furniture collection, Living with Art. This collection explores Shladovsky’s unique relationship with nature and highlights her ability to create powerful expressions that are as beautiful as they are functional. In her work, Shladovsky uses nature and its processes as a guide, both in how each piece is formed and how it is perceived.
Ruth Bachofner Gallery | 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite G2, Santa Monica, California 90404
Through 4/16


Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century Experience over 150 objects designed by “America’s greatest architect,” Frank Lloyd Wright. Featuring thirty-three never-before-shown drawings by the Wisconsin legend, as well as rare home movies, see the man you thought you knew in a whole new light.
Milwaukee Art Museum | 700 North Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Through 5/15


Interieurs Tent Sale Fine furniture, antiques, lighting and accessories will be up to 90% off. Plus, all standards collections will be 10% off.
Interieurs | 228 East 58th Street, New York, New York 10022
4/2 – 4/9

Doyle+Design Auction The Doyle+Design auction features Modern and Contemporary furniture, decorations and art by some of the most prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Among the highlights are a pair of steel busts by Franz Hagenauer and works by Norman Bluhm and Georges Braque. Of special note is property from the New York apartment of renowned interior designer Larry Laslo, featuring furnishings by Mr. Laslo, Tommi Parzinger and Pedro Friedeberg.
Doyle New York | 175 East 87th Street, New York, New York 10128
Public Exhibition: 4/9 – 4/11
Auction: 4/12: 10am

Canvas Spring Furniture Sale 15% off all new upholstery and furniture orders.
Canvas | 199 Lafayette Street, New York, New York 10012
Through 4/15

M&M Design Spring Floor Sale Decorate your floor with a one of a kind designer rug from our unique collections – Missoni, first edition Niba, Gene Meyer, Dakota Jackson, Adam Tihany, M&M Collections and many more – with prices up to 75% off list.
M&M Gallery | 226 Westbury Avenue, Carle Place, New York 11514
Through 4/15

• Bobby Berk Home Floor Sample Sale Due to a successful buying trip in High Point this week Bobby Berk Home needs to make room for all of the new furniture that’s coming in. Save big on floor sample sofas, sectionals, chairs, tables, beds and more. 20% – 70% off.
Bobby Berk Home | 59 Crosby Street, New York, New York 10012
Through 4/15

• Room & Board: 2011 Artisan Series Join us for an ongoing series celebrating the art of American furniture-making with the people who create our designs. This week, meet Pennsylvania textile artisans, Galbraith & Paul. Bring a guest, explore the showroom and enjoy light refreshments.
Room & Board | 105 Wooster Street, New York, New York 10012
4/16: 1pm – 3pm

Patrick Jouin: From Kitchen to Table @ MAD The first solo exhibition at an American museum of the work of this prolific 42-year-old French designer.
Museum of Arts & Design | 2 Columbus Circle, New York, New York 10019
Through 4/17

Doyle New York Photograph Auction This auction will feature images by some of the most renowned names in the history of photography, spanning the early period of the medium up to the present day. Highlighting the sale are Andre Kertész’s Satyric Dancer, several classic images by Brassaï, fine photographs of New York by Rudy Burckhardt, and a group by the Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama, among many other works.
Doyle New York | 175 East 87th Street, New York, New York 10128
Public Exhibition: 4/15 – 4/18
Auction: 4/20: 10am

Tim Groen Solo Exhibition Ivy Brown Gallery is pleased to announce artist/designer Tim Groen’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Using captions that clarify illustrations in books, Tim Groen has been creating an ongoing series of collages, titled “Captions.” Hand cutting each letter, using a font based on a 19th century wood type, he mounts the descriptive texts on identically sized boards.
Ivy Brown Gallery | 675 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014
Through 4/22

Spring Cleaning Furniture Show Art Since the Summer of ’69 presents Spring Cleaning, a project built around Adam Shopkorn’s paper recycling plexi cube tables. Shopkorn’s tables are plexi box cubes filled with shredded paper material in different colors and patterns; we invite visitors to bring in their own recyclable paper to be shredded in the space by Shopkorn and his assistants during the duration of the show.
Art Since the Summer of ’69 | 195 Chrystie Street #303, New York, New York 10002
Through 5/8

• Kalatay Closing Clearance In celebration of the retirement of Mirza A. Kalaty, Kalaty Rug Corp. will open its private showroom to the public for the first time. You’ll find savings between 50% and 75% off original prices of the company’s vast collection of the finest quality Oriental rugs.
Kalatay | 443 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016
Through 6/1

Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) This first major museum survey of the work of illustrator, author and designer Maira Kalman features a selection spanning thirty years of 100 original paintings, drawings, and sketches shown along with the many ways Kalman’s work has entered contemporary culture – in books and magazines, and on commercial products, from clothing to watches. Less widely seen works in photography, embroidery, textiles, and performance are also included. Kalman illuminates contemporary life with a profound sense of joy and unique sense of humor. As a context for this survey, Kalman has created a special installation to reveal some source material she has gathered as collector, walker, traveler, reader and maker of lists. Furnished with chairs, ladders and “many tables of many things,” this installation offers a view of how she sees the world, both in and outside the studio.
The Jewish Museum | 1109 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10128
Through 7/31

Thinking Outside the Box: European Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases Featuring 100 works selected from the Museum’s Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10028
Through Summer 2011


• America’s History through Objects at Auction Rich in items reflecting the early history of this country and fine provenance, Freeman’s will host the American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts auction.
Freeman’s Auctions | 1808 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Public Exhibition: 4/8 – 4/12
Auction: 4/13


• Rikshaw Design Trunk Show Meet designer Catherine Fitzsimmons, and shop her newest items, and snack on cupcakes and champagne.
Bella Vita | 5407 College Avenue, Oakland, California 94618
4/8: 6pm – 8pm


• Domison Toronto Flagship Store Opening Domison will open its doors in Toronto’s furniture district in a 3,500 sq.ft showroom designed by award winning interior design firm Blazysgerard. Domison is the brainchild of Thien and My Ta Trung, who are also the creators behind Periphere, one of Canada’s most celebrated design studios. Entirely designed in Canada, the collection includes furniture for the bedroom, living room and dining room.
Domison | 35 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C4
Opening 4/7


Philbrook Museum of Art’s American Streamlined Design Exhibition Philbrook Museum of Art will open American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow, focusing on a design era that emerged during the 1930s and 1940s, characterized by curving forms, and smooth, clean silhouettes. Over 185 objects in diverse new materials, from Bakelite to stainless steel, are organized thematically around the spheres of American life in the 1930s-50s: the office and workroom, the living room, kitchen, and bath, recreation and transportation. A final section, Streamlining Now, looks at how streamlining still affects design today.
Philbrook Musuem of Art | 2727 South Rockford Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
Through 5/15


Bravos Groundbreaking Spanish Design Bravos introduces American audiences to new works by some of the most talented and successful young Spanish industrial designers living today. The exhibition features 21 designers from throughout Spain, including internationally renowned Jaime Hayon and Patricia Urquiola, experimental and innovative Curro Claret and Nacho Carbonell, as well as established designers Martin Azua, Marti Guixe and Antoni Arola. The works portray a remarkable diversity of styles and techniques representing the best product design from the Spanish Design Boom.
American University Art Museum at the Katzen Center | 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016
Through 5/15

Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s @ NBM Between 1933 and 1940, during the bleak years of the Great Depression, tens of millions of visitors flocked to world’s fairs in six American cities: Chicago, San Diego, Dallas, Cleveland, San Francisco, and New York. The National Building Museum’s upcoming exhibition Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s explores how fair designers and planners employed innovative architecture, urban planning, and industrial design as vehicles for promoting a more hopeful vision for the future.
National Building Museum | 401 F Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Through 7/10

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