DUBAI DESIGN DAYS
The only design fair in the Middle East and South Asia, Design Days Dubai is the most diverse design fair globally presenting galleries from six continents. On view March 18-21, R 20th Century will be presenting iconic works by Wendell Castle, Oscar Niemeyer, and Joaquim Tenreiro, and new pieces by The Haas Brothers, kelly Behun STUDIO, David Wiseman, Thaddeus Wolfe, and Jeff Zimmerman.
Wendell Castle’s iconic works defined a moment in the history of American design. They straddled a line between design and art and caused people to look at furniture in a different way. For Design Days
Dubai, R 20th Century will present a selection of Castle’s designs from The White Edition; a series of gel-coated and fiberglass-reinforced plastic pieces, including a table with removable and reversible center sections and a shelf in a playful cloud shape (originally designed 1969-1970 with limited editions 2006-2011).
R 20th Century will also have works by the internationally acclaimed 20th Century Brazilian designers Oscar Niemeyer and Joaquim Tenreiro. Niemeyer and Tenreiro’s designs are noted for their unique curves and an acute sense of form, scale, detail, and craftsmanship, highlighted by the use of rich native materials. Works such as NieMeyers ebonized Marquesa bench with cane seat and bentwood (1978) and Tenreiro’s Jacaranda dining table with red laminate and inset glass top (1948) will be presented.