SOFA New York

This Friday in New York City’s Park Avenue Armory, SOFA New York opens its doors to visitors who will be challenged to put aside conventional thinking to answer, “what is art?”  SOFA, for Sculptural Objects and Found Art, is an art fair featuring contemporary works, lectures, and seminars from some of the word’s leading artists, designers and curators. SOFA bridges the worlds of design, decorative and fine arts and is always an inspired and dazzling collection from both new and emerging talent.  If you’re in NYC this weekend, it’s absolutely worth stopping in.

The Divan by Victor Klassen

The Divan By Victor Klassen

We’re excited to report that friend of Greentea Design, Victor Klassen will be showcasing his sculptural furniture at SOFA New York.   Victor’s imaginative designs and innovative woodworking techniques combine to create functional art like the divan above.

Fuginuma Noburu's Spring LightFujinuma Noburu’s Spring Light constructed of bamboo and rattan

He’ll be there alongside other innovative ceramisists, furniture designers, jewelry, and textile artists whose unique perspective imbues each artists’ technique, their work and finally your relationship with the finished product.

Lola Brook's NeckpieceLola Brooks’ Neckpiece.  Stop by Lola’s booth 109 in the Sienna Gallery to hear her speak about her newest body of work on Saturday at 4pm.

Fauteuil II by Phillipp AduatzPhillipp Aduatz’ Feuteuil II .  Aduatz is joined by Vivian Beer, both of the Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, to give a lecture on how functional objects exist between and within the worlds of design, craft and sculpture Saturday from 4-5pm.

Preston Singletary's Loon TravellingPreston Singletary’s Loon Travelling constructed from blown and hand-carved glass.

Shozo Michikawa's Square FormJapanese artist Shozo Michikawa’s Square Form.  Shozo gives a talk entitled Haiku in Clay on Saturday from 2:30-3:30.

There is an added dimension – something that’s at once ethereal and sensual – to our interactions with functional art pieces like these.  It’s an element that separates and elevates this art fair from regular design or home shows and even gallery exhibitions.  Don’t miss this chance to see work from around the globe and gain insight from the makers themselves.

SOFA New York runs April 20-23, 2012
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at 67th

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