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The Decorator's Eye

November 17 - January 15, 2021

Charlotte Perriand's console (c. 1950), Idoma artist Oglinye Society wooden headcrest and Zanele Muholi's framed photograph

Entryway display in The Decorator's Eye

Close up view of Charlotte Perriand's console (c. 1950) and Idoma artist Oglinye Society wooden headcrest

Entryway display in The Decorator's Eye

Michael Bargo's room | Pieces from left to right are Pierre Chapo's "S31A" stool (c. 1971), Jean-Charles Moreux's table (c. 1940), Jaque Sagan's mask (c. 1960), New Guinea Oceanian mask (1900s), Jaque Sagan's mask (c. 1960), Gelede's mask from Yoruba People (1900s), Dan Bagle mask (1900s), Serge Mouille's ceiling lamp (c. 1950), Continental bookshelves (c. 1950), Maison Desny's table lamp (1930), French table lamp (c. 1960), and James Hong's Karnak lamp (1979)

Michael Bargo's curated room in The Decorator's Eye

Michael Bargo's room | Pieces from top to bottom are Claude Stahly's tapestry (1970), Pierre Székely's boomerang shaped sofa (1953), and an Italian side table (c. 1950)

Michael Bargo's curated room in The Decorator's Eye

Michael Bargo's room | Pieces from left to right are Raymond Subes and Dominuqe's coffee table (c. 1960), Mado Jolain's ceramic pitcher (c. 1950), Suzanne Rami's ceramic vase (c. 1960), Bonnet's table lamp (c. 1970), Accolay's ceramic pitcher (c. 1950), Accolays red pitcher (c. 1960), Le Corbusier's "LCII" sconce (1949-52), Florian Pumhösl's Modernology 27 and 29, and Charlotte Perriand's armchair  (c. 1950)

Michael Bargo's curated room in The Decorator's Eye

Robert Stilin's room | Pieces from left to right are Guillerme et Chambron's armchair (c. 1950), Norman Campbell's cross (1989), Charlotte Perriand's side table (c. 1950), Georges Jouve's ceramic jar (1948), Alexandre Kostanda's ceramic table lamp (c. 1950), Uwe Krause's ceramic box (1950), Guillerme et Chambron's four seat sofa (c. 1950), Pia Manu's stone circular coffee table (c. 1950), Betsch's metal sculpture (c. 1960), Pierre Sabatier's "Traverse" wall sculpture (c. 1999), Pierre Sabatier's "Volvic Flamme" side table (1966), Alice Colonieu's ceramic pot (c. 1960), Max Ingrand/Fontana Arte's floor lamp (c. 1960), Jim Cole's sculpture bench (2016), and unattributed wall sculpture (1960)

Robert Stilin's curated room in The Decorator's Eye

Robert Stilin's room | Pieces from left to right are Line Vautrin's "Soleil a Pointes" mirror (c. 1950), Attribution in the style of Royere's sool (c. 1940), French 1960/70's brutalist table lamp, Pierre Chapo's "R16" sideboard (c. 1976), Le Corbusier's blackboard (1959), Marolles' coffee table/bench (c. 1960), Andre-Aleth Masson's ceramic bowl (c. 1955-60), Georges Jouve's ceramic vase (c. 1950), Aglae Liberaki's bronze sculpture (c. 1960), Jean Prouvé's Conference No 355 chair (c. 1954), and Juliette Derel's ceramic mirror (c. 1960)

Robert Stilin's curated room in The Decorator's Eye

Robert Stilin's room | The piece is a close up of Max Ingrand/Fontana Arte's floor lamp (c. 1960)

Robert Stilin's curated room in The Decorator's Eye

Robert Stilin's room | Pieces from left to right are Line Vautrin's "Soleil a Pointes" mirror (c. 1950), and a brutalist table lamp (c. 1960/70) on Pierre Chapo's "R16" sideboard (c. 1976)

Robert Stilin's curated room in The Decorator's Eye

Alyssa Kapito's room | Pieces from left to right are Vera Cardot's "Soleil Rouge" painting (1971), Pierre Jeanneret's office chair (c. 1955-56), Le Corbusier's "LCII" sconce (1949-52), Alexandre Noll's wooden bowl (c. 1950), Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Jeet Lal Malhotra's "Chief Justice" three-piece suite (1955), Charlotte Perriand's coffee table (c. 1950), Hervé Baley's stool/side table (c. 1970), Alexandre Noll's cigarette box (1950), French floor lamp (c. 1950)

Alyssa Kapito's curated room in The Decorator's Eye

Alyssa Kapito's room | Pieces from left to right are Vera Cardot's "Soleil Rouge" painting (1971), Pierre Jeanneret's office chair (c. 1955-56), Le Corbusier's "LCII" sconce (1949-52), Alexandre Noll's wooden bowl (c. 1950), Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Jeet Lal Malhotra's "Chief Justice" three-piece suite (1955), Charlotte Perriand's coffee table (c. 1950), Hervé Baley's stool/side table (c. 1970), Alexandre Noll's cigarette box (1950), French floor lamp (c. 1950)

Alyssa Kapito's curated room in The Decorator's Eye

Alyssa Kapito's room | Pieces from left to right are Charlotte Perriand's "Nuage" wall shelving (c. 1950), Pierre Jeanneret's pair of office chairs (c. 1955-56), Jean Paul Barray's table titled "Hommage à Le Corbusier - Chandigarh" (1965), Unattributed ceramic table lamp (c. 1960), Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Jeet Lal Malhotra's "Advocate and Press" armchairs (1954-55), Pierre Sabatier's "Métal Rouge" wall sculpture (1980), Gabriele De Vecchi's sculptural coffee and tea set (c. 1980), Pol Chambost's ceramic pitcher (c. 1950), and Jeanine Malarmey's ceramic (c. 1960)

Alyssa Kapito's curated room in The Decorator's Eye

Alyssa Kapito's room | Pieces from left to right are Charlotte Perriand's Meribel chair (c. 1950), Charlotte Perriand's "Nuage" wall shelving (c. 1950), Pierre Jeanneret's pair of office chairs (c. 1955-56), Jean Paul Barray's table titled "Hommage à Le Corbusier - Chandigarh" (1965), Gabriele De Vecchi's sculptural coffee and tea set (c. 1980), Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Jeet Lal Malhotra's "Advocate and Press" armchairs (1954-55), and Pierre Sabatier's "Métal Rouge" wall sculpture (1980)

Alyssa Kapito's curated room in The Decorator's Eye

Alyssa Kapito's room | The pieces is Vera Cardot's "Soleil Rouge" painting (1971)

Alyssa Kapito's curated room in The Decorator's Eye

Philolaos Tloupas' sculpture psyché (1963), Michel Kiriliuk sculptural ceiling lamp (c. 1975-80), Pierre Sabatier's "Verticale M" wall sculpture (c. 1999)

Front display of gallery in The Decorator's Eye

Pieces from left to right are Alain Douillard's metal sculpture (c. 1960), Launé Marie's metal sculpture (1960), Pierre Jeanneret's office chair (1955-56), Momcilo Milovanovic's wooden sculpture (c. 1970), and Julio Le Parc's "Continuel Lumière mobile n.23" Kinetic sculpture (c. 1968)

Front display of gallery in The Decorator's Eye

Full view of all three curated rooms in gallery

A view of all curated rooms in The Decorator's Eye

Press Release

The Decorator's Eye

Magen H Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming collaboration, The Decorator's Eye, which will showcase curations with French mid-century furniture pieces from our collection by notable interior designers Robert Stilin, Michael Bargo and Alyssa Kapito. With this collaboration, we want to provide a space to show each designer’s personal aesthetic and hope to create a unique type of platform allowing innovative ways of expressing one’s creativity in a gallery setting.

This show is an extension of our online viewing room series "Staying Home With", which launched during the start of the pandemic where we explored how interior designers, collectors and artists were spending their time during the lockdown as well as an insight into their favorite design pieces. To bring this concept to life, we are inviting three designers who participated in the series to expand on the pieces they chose for their wish list. With the gallery partitioned into individual sections, Stilin, Bargo and Kapito are given the freedom to curate their own interpretation of our collection that reflects their style.

 

Meet the Decorators

MICHAEL BARGO
New York-based dealer, stylist, and designer, Michael Bargo, reinterprets the history of decorative arts for contemporary sensibilities. Now based out of his Upper East Side apartment and gallery - Galerie Michael Bargo - where almost all pieces are for sale, he has been a major actor of the New York City design scene for the past decade. With his faithful assistants, his two cats Ossie and Scotty and dog Temo, Michael has been juggling between projects throughout the USA as well as exhibitions in collaboration with Green River Project. Michael has also been featured in W, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Interior Design, Cultured, AnOther, Hypebeast and Dezeen.

ROBERT STILIN
Robert Stilin is known for effortlessly combining crisp, clean architecture with custom upholstery, antique and vintage furniture and modern and contemporary art to create casually elegant homes that are warm, comfortable and very livable. With over 25 years of experience running his own design firm, the New York and Hamptons based designer has built a solid reputation as a highly versatile interior designer whose classically modern work is custom tailored to the needs of each client and project. Robert has been featured in Elle Décor, House Beautiful, W, House + Garden, Food & Wine, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens and more and was named Architectural Digest's Top 100 Designers in 2016,2018, 2019 and 2020.

ALYSSA KAPITO
Since founding her eponymous firm, Alyssa Kapito has developed a reputation for creating elegant, bespoke interiors that focus on beautiful textures and clean lines. Recent projects include a complete gut renovation of an Upper East Side pre-war apartment, a modern beach house in Bellport, and a chic family home in Beverly Hills. Alyssa has been widely recognized for work in the design field and was recently added to the prestigious "Elle Decor A-list" of the top interior designers in the world. Alyssa has also been featured and profiled in Architectural Digest, 1stdibs, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Vogue, The New York Times and Domino Magazine and has been named one of the top "7 Design Stars to Watch."

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