In an era of mass production, the sculptural forms of the Medallion Chair unite in texture, volume, and mass. They trade beauty and utility, corporeality and semblance. In this exhibition, the Medallion is stripped down and redefined in a contemporary and bold manner. Its bold and beautiful form is coupled with its brutal and feminine character.
The reinterpretation of the Louis YVI-style medallion chair by India Mahdavi is a brilliant example of a modern designer’s ability to use her feminine signature to create cosmopolitan environments. The designer reupholstered the medallion chair in a series of vivid colours, including the iconic Dior gray.
This year, Dior is presenting a series of high-concept chairs by Nendo, Tokujin Yoshioka, and Pierre Yovanavich. The Medallion Chair is a symbol of the Louis XVI style, and Christian Dior chose it as seating at his fashion shows. The designer has since commissioned 17 international designers to reinterpret the chair. India Mahdavi and Pierre Yovanavich are two of the designers responsible for the reinterpretation of the Medallion Chair.
The iconic chair has been transformed into a stunning and edgy chair by the designer Khaled El Mays. Born and trained in Lebanon, the designer originally studied architecture. He now draws inspiration from the world around him and the dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures. The Beirut-based designer first fashioned his first collection as a tribute to Lebanon. The result is a chair that is both beautiful and functional.
The original 1947 Dior medallion chair is still the house’s symbol and has been reinterpreted by 17 contemporary artists and designers from around the world. This collection is being shown at Palazzo Citterio, which is set to become the home of the Brera Pinacoteca modern art collection in 2022. Khaled El Mays’ interpretation of the famous chair has inspired an entire generation of artists.
The original design of the Medallion Chair is a Louis XVI-styled chair topped with a Fontanges bow. Christian Dior chose this chair as a seating choice for his headquarters and to welcome guests to fashion shows. The iconic oval became a trademark of the brand and has become synonymous with the Maison. The design has become an iconic part of 30 Avenue Montaigne.
An eclectic combination of architecture and contemporary art have inspired Ma Yansong’s interpretation of the iconic Dior Medallion Chair. Made from a monochromatic 3D-printed polyurethane material, Ma’s work reflects Ma’s artistic ethos. He blends structure with nature, and his artistic approach is a hallmark of MAD’s architecture studio. This global practice also has offices in Beijing and Jiaxing, and is based in Los Angeles.
The award-winning “Dior Medallion Chair” exhibition is making its U.S. debut during Design Miami. The exhibition, which will be on display at Superblue, will feature the works of 17 international designers who were tasked with reinventing the iconic chair. The original piece, which has been on display at the Salone del Mobile in Milan for the past three years, features a curvaceous beech wood frame and classic Toile de Jouy linen upholstery. In designing the exhibition, these designers have filtered the history of this iconic chair through their own individual experiences.
The Dior Medallion chair was originally created by Christian Dior in 1931, when the French couturier was inspired by Louis XVI. Today, the iconic design has undergone a modern makeover with the help of cutting-edge materials and a new generation of creative minds. With its signature oval back, the chair echoes its silhouette and evokes a timeless classic.
Superblue is a contemporary experimental art museum that will host the Dior Medallion Chair exhibition from November 30 to December 5th. The museum’s mirrored installation by artist Es Devlin, whose work with Beyonce has earned him a place in design circles. Also opening during the event is Judy Chicago’s solo exhibition, which will be on view through December 6.
The exhibition will also feature a stunning collection of new and vintage pieces from the house of Dior. This collection was curated by designer and interior architect Pierre Yovanovitch, who draws inspiration from nature and the Swedish Grace movement. The French artist uses trompe-l’oeil techniques to create illusions that make the Dior Medallion chair appear like a living plant. The result is a magical and poetic gesture.
The exhibition will also feature works by artist Saype. Saype is a French-Swiss artist who has become famous for his huge, eco-friendly creations. His work has included murals in the form of snow, grass, and sand. He has also painted a massive mural on an Atlantic beach. During Design Miami, the exhibition is free to attend, and the public is encouraged to participate.
La Prairie’s first-ever beach club at Art Basel 2021
La Prairie opened its first pop-up beach club at Art Basel Miami Beach last month. Inspired by the pristine shoreline and the resplendent nature of Switzerland, the Beach Club was the perfect venue to unveil the latest artistic collaboration. La Prairie collaborated with Taiwanese dancer Wen-Chi Su to create an immersive performance. It premiered on December 1 during sunset, and opened to the public on December 2.
The pop-up was a collaboration between the brand and artists to highlight the brand’s White Caviar collection. The luxurious line is priced at $ 760 per two-ounce bottle and $ 570 for an ounce. Guests can purchase tickets to the Miami Beach pop-up, reserve a private cabana, or book a skincare ceremony. Live music played in the background and guests enjoyed the view of the ocean.
Artists, brands, and fashion brands will come together for Art Basel Miami Beach 2021. The luxury resort will host Michelin-starred chef Jose Andrés at its oceanside restaurant, and emerging star artist Sho Shibuya will create a multisensory maze installation on the beach. Aside from the art installations and the food, guests can relax in the wellness area with sunbathers and yoga instructors at Tierra Santa Healing House. In addition, Sunlife Organics has opened a Miami Beach location near Lincoln Road. This juice bar is a favorite of mine in Malibu. YoungArts is a nonprofit arts organization based in Miami.
While the art fair is held in Miami Beach, La Prairie is set to debut their first-ever beach club during the weeklong event. The beach club will serve champagne and caviar as guests celebrate the first year of Art Basel. Other fashion magazines like Vogue and Glamour are also headed to Miami. The next Art Basel will be in Miami next year and will be the biggest ever! The event will run from November 29 to December 4th.