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We challenged the Brooklyn-born designer to reimagine her favorite Design works as a world of her own.

We challenged the Brooklyn-born designer to reimagine her favorite Design works as a world of her own.

Betty Woodman, front and reverse of Venus #11, 2016.

CFDA award-winning designer Rosie Assoulin's "Cut x paste" Instagram series, in which she reimagines varied inspirations into dynamic photomontages, has proven to be a surprisingly delightful source of creativity for the designer during shelter-in-place. For our Design New York July auction, we tapped Assoulin to incorporate her favorite works from the sale into new microcosms of beauty, style, art, and craft.

 

Ron Nagle

"Ron Nagle’s otherworldly and curious color combinations and textures have been referenced in so many of our collections. There’s something about this piece... a martian landscape or human biology snapshot?"

Ron Nagle, detail of Designated Diver, 2011.

Ron Nagle, Designated Diver, 2011.

 

Ron Arad

"Love this chair sculpture from Ron Arad. An expertly crafted, beautiful prank of a chair."

Ron Arad, unique “Looming Lloyd” armchair, 1986.

Ron Arad, unique “Looming Lloyd” armchair, 1986.

 

Betty Woodman

"Betty Woodman is another favorite artist whose work I return to each season. We named a piece after her in our second Resort collection. The painted prints and stripes play on the concepts of flatness and dimensions, a curiously overt play on the space of the domestic and feminine... it always leaves me with a sense of an extraordinary overcompensating optimism."

Betty Woodman, front and reverse of Venus #11, 2016.

Betty Woodman, front and reverse of Venus #11, 2016.

 

Marten Baas

"Marten Baas’ clay chairs remind me of our Resort 2017 musical chairs presentation. The playful childlike colors, the minimalist shape and organic, sophisticated lines strike a lovely tension, which I absolutely love."

Marten Baas, set of four prototype “Clay” chairs, 2006.

Marten Baas, set of four prototype “Clay” chairs, 2006.

 

Gaetano Pesce

"Gaetano Pesce’s massive body of work is a constant source of inspiration — each and every piece inspires awe and delight! The idea of these garments hanging to dry on a clothes line was originally commissioned for a restaurant, and through Pesce’s alchemical process the garments are made static and act as a light source."

Gaetano Pesce, set of seven wall lights, from Il Cestello restaurant, Florence, Italy, circa 2003.

Gaetano Pesce, set of seven wall lights, from Il Cestello restaurant, Florence, Italy, circa 2003.

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