Reception This Thursday at Good Design




Oval console table by Vladimir Krasnogorov for Thomas W. Newman. Exclusively at Good Design. Solid carved sapele wood.  31" High, 71" Wide, 18" Deep Good Design Reference number GDF-073



We’re delighted to announce our newest collaboration with Tom Newman and Vlad Krasnogorov. Their pairing partners Vlad’s digital technology skills with Tom’s years of mastery as a renowned furniture maker. The results are amazing. Sculptural carved furniture combining skilled craftsmanship with excellent market value.

Come meet Thomas W. Newman and Vladimir Krasnogorov at our showroom this Thursday October 27
from 5-8. Light refreshments will be served.

Good Design
200 Lexington Avenue Suite 423 NYC.
212 722 1110




The Cradle of Italian Design

Unique Desk by Ico Parisi by Fratelli Rizzi, Capiago Intimiano, Italy 1958

Design books and magazine articles on the development of Italian Modernism and post war construction continuously champion the vital role played by Italy’s architects and larger manufacturers. As a result, the names of Ponti, Mollino, Albini, Ulrich, Mangiarotti, Frattini, Parisi, Sottsass, Scarpa, Cassina, Gavina are all very well known. Missing from the discourse however, are the many small producers, with whom architects collaborated to create the body of work which is now called Italian Moderism.

Commenting on what he saw at the 1951 Triennale, american architect, Dorwin Teague saw Italy’s craftsmanship as its greatest resource. These fine artisans were not the mere executors of the architects’ visions. Their knowledge of traditional craft and forms played an influential and important role in shaping the very look of Italian design. Continue reading

Documentation; Authenticating Mid Century Modern Design

Max Ingrand Fontana Arte Chandelier

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What does it all mean and why is it important to you?

You’re considering buying an important piece of furniture, lighting, or decorative object.

You’re going to pay a premium for a genuine work by an important maker. Good documentation is your insurance policy that your purchase is the real thing. If you are buying with an eye towards investment scrupulous documentation is essential.

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