By Jouve, I Think They’ve Got It: Artnet Adds Design Marketplace

Georges Jouve zoomorphic vase.jpg

It seems like just yesterday we were musing on the increasingly inseparable worlds of art and design (oh wait, it was just yesterday), so how appropriate that today 13-year-old website Artnet launches its Design Marketplace, which features modern and contemporary furniture and decorative arts from over 150 galleries in 75 countries. Among them is Galerie Michel Giraud of Paris, which offers up the above “zoomorphic vase” created in 1950 by Georges Jouve (although we could swear we saw it in a Jonathan Adler store).

Bertoia's cube.jpgIn addition to over 3,000 works for sale at design galleries worldwide (searchable by designer, object type, style/period, price, and location), Artnet’s Design Marketplace includes works on offer at upcoming auctions, including this bronze sculpture (pictured at right) by Harry Bertoia that will go on the block at Phillips de Pury‘s April 24 design auction in London. Created in the 1960s, the work raises an interesting question: did Bertoia invent the Rubik’s Cube?