Jos Devriendt's ceramic lamps at Demisch Danant.
Photo: Demisch Danant

The Artful Life: 5 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From Jos Devriendt’s ceramic lamps at Demisch Danant to David Rockwell’s new wall coverings for Maya Romanoff

Verōnika. Photo: Courtesy of Verōnika

Verōnika. Photo: DANIELA SPECTOR

1. Ring in the New Year at Fotografiska New York

Say goodbye to 2022 with a photo finish at Fotografiska New York. Start with a night at the museum to visit David LaChapelle’s solo exhibition, “Make Believe,” and hop to one or both of the two dining destinations in the historic Church Mission House building. Have a decadent dinner at the Roman and Williams–designed Verōnika with elegant European influenced dishes and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Next, make your way to the Chapel Bar’s Black-Tie New Year’s Eve Soirée, complete with entertainment and a curated open bar with the most popular Chapel Bar libations. Make sure to dress formal and fabulous for this truly memorable evening. —Stefanie Li

David Rockwell Porto Deco wall covering for Maya Romanoff. Photo: Courtesy of Maya Romanoff

David Rockwell Porto Elo wall covering for Maya Romanoff. Photo: Courtesy of Maya Romanoff

2. David Rockwell Creates a Cinematic Wall Covering Collection for Maya Romanoff

Known for conjuring theatrical settings for restaurants such as José Andrés’s exciting newcomer Zaytinaya, hotels, lounges, and Broadway (including the most recent Academy Awards), David Rockwell understands the power of aesthetics. Now, he’s lending his inspired vision for scenography to residential interiors with a new three-part array with wall covering studio Maya Romanoff. Made using sustainably harvested cork that’s dyed and set by hand with gleaming metallic foil, the Porto collection comes in Deco, Elo, and Lino patterns, rendered in 27 color options, like sultry Brut Black, deep sapphire Bacchus Blue, and champagne-color Sauvignon Blanc. These photogenic panels will transform your living room into the sexiest nightclub in town, perfect for a glamorous New Year’s Eve fête. —Jill Sieracki

Jos Devriendt's ceramic lamps at Demisch Danant. Photo: Demisch Danant

3. Jos Devriendt’s Ceramics at Demisch Danant Explore the Possibilities of Raku Glazes

For “Cards of Life,” his solo show at New York’s Demisch Danant, Belgian artist and designer Jos Devriendt presents a series of lighting and vessels inspired by the ancient Japanese ceramic technique of raku. He explores the infinite possibilities of the glaze mainly on hand-crafted, mushroom-shaped lamps, a style which have been a signature of his practice for over 25 years. Rendered in surprising color combinations such as purple and green, yellow and red, a teal-to-rust ombré, the one-of-a-kind lamps resemble discoveries from a psychedelic forest floor, especially when carefully displayed in rows on ledges against the gallery’s white walls. For the artist, these colors are more than just aesthetic inclinations; instead, they represent the infinite choices 0n life’s journey. “In these ceramics, we can read which path we take in life but also which path we do not take,” says Devriendt, “Life results from the chosen path.” On view through January 7, 2023. —Jacqueline Terrebonne

Peter Doig x Chateau Mouton Rothschild Photo: Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Peter Doig x Chateau Mouton Rothschild Photo: Chateau Mouton Rothschild

4. Chateau Rothschild Reveals 2020 Vintage with Custom Art by Peter Doig

For more than 75 years, Château Mouton Rothschild has featured an artwork on the label of its wines, soliciting creations from Olafur Eliasson, Marc Chagall, David Hockney, and Pablo Picasso for past bottles (and their original artworks remain on view at the château). This year, the winery has announced artist Peter Doig as the newest collaborator, commissioning a whimsical landscape for the 2020 vintage that blends Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. “The painting shows something of what goes on behind the scenes in the production of wine, what happens offstage, as it were,” Doig said in a statement. “It’s a sort of ode to workers, to all those involved at the various stages of making a wine before it’s finally bottled. It’s a dream with a romantic streak, as if someone spontaneously decided to sing in the vines. It’s a moment of poetry.” —Lucy Rees

The CH004 Nesting Tables from the archives of Hans J. Wegner. Photo: Carl Hansen & Son

5. Carl Hansen & Søn Introduces Two New Collections

Start off 2023 with a dose of hygge thanks to Danish design brand Carl Hansen & Søn, which just released two new collections that continue to uphold its tradition of expert craftsmanship. The first was created in collaboration with designer Rikke Frost, who conceived an upholstered ottoman dubbed the RF1903 Sideways Footstool, a versatile companion to her Sideways sofa that the brand released in 2020. The furniture company also dug into the archives of famed designer Hans J. Wegner to release a set of wooden nesting tables he envisioned in 1952. Their light and discreet look means they can harmonize with virtually any interior for a chic and space-saving solution. —Geoffrey Montes

Cover: Jos Devriendt's ceramic lamps at Demisch Danant.
Photo: Demisch Danant


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