News-Antique.com - Jan 07,2009 - AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries will honor internationally renowned designer Vladimir Kagan with the first AD 20/21 Design Award at its upcoming 2009 show. Now in its second year, AD 20/21 is an exciting new concept in collectors' shows that bridges the 20th and 21st centuries, presenting the best furniture, lighting, fine art, graphic design, glass, ceramics and jewelry of the past 109 years. AD 20/21 takes place March 26-29, 2009 at the Boston Center for the Arts, Cyclorama. For more information, please call 617-363-0405 or visit www.AD2021.com.
The AD 20/21 Design Award is presented to an outstanding designer whose work has spanned both the 20th and 21st Centuries. The show opens with a Gala Preview on Thursday, March 26 to benefit Boston Architectural College (BAC), New England’s largest independent, accredited college of spatial design.
Vladimir Kagan is one of the most enduring designers of modern furniture with a career that has spanned over six decades. He started designing in 1946 and by the early fifties his innovative sculptured designs had created a new look in American furniture. Today, his creations are on the cutting edge of the 21st century, spearheading creative designs for hotels, furniture, textiles and home furnishings. According to the New York Times, "Vladimir Kagan is one of the most important furniture designers of the 20th century…He is the creative grandfather of a whole new generation of designers."
"We are honored to have Vladimir Kagan as our Special Guest and to present him with this award for lifetime achievement," comments Tony Fusco. "Both his vintage and his contemporary designs have inspired countless other designers, and continue to inspire collectors."
Launched in 2008, AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries captured imaginations and drew large audiences in its first year on the Boston show scene. With 40 fine art galleries and design exhibitors from across the United States and Europe, the show features 20th-21st century fine art in all disciplines, including photography and graphic design, as well as major decorative arts movements such as Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern. Notably, the show also includes outstanding 21st century studio furniture, glass, ceramics, decorative arts, jewelry, and more.
Exhibitor for the 2009 show include Tom Veilleux Gallery (ME), Jason Jacques (NY), Greg Nanamura (NY), Dalton's Decorative Arts (NY), Child's Gallery (MA), Christopher Anthony Ltd. (MA), Domont (CA), Landry & Arcari (MA), Martha Richardson Fine Art (MA), Lawrence Jeffrey Estate Jewelry (CT), Machine Age (MA), and others.
AD 20/21 takes place at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston. Weekend hours are: Friday 1-9, Saturday 11-8, and Sunday 11-5. Special programs and guest speakers are planned. Exhibitor applications are now being accepted. For more information call 617-363-0405 or visit www.AD2021.com.