Collecting Design:
History, Collections & Highlights

Leading Experts Share their Knowledge & Passion

This course on collecting modern and contemporary design will educate architects, interior designers, decorators, and art collectors in one of the most fascinating territories—the international marketplace. Lectures will address furniture and styles in modern design history that have a strong presence in the market, with a focus on the state of the marketplace. Featured guests include experts, curators, collectors, dealers, and scholars. This season, Daniella Ohad will host Christian Larsen, Associate Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on mid-century Brazilian design; Nicholas Kilner on Italian postwar furniture and lightings; Hugue Magen, founder of Magen H Gallery on French mid-century treasures; Carole Hochman, Director of Friedman Benda on the process of producing and exhibiting contemporary design; James Zemaitis on collecting Danish chairs; Josh Aibel on American Studio furniture of the past and the present. The program includes a visit to a design exhibition at one of New York’s leading auction houses.

Register for the course today! The full Summer 2016 schedule is below.

Those who register for the program receive free access to the annual report of the design market conducted by (valued at $375).

Summer 2016 – Evening Course (CE143 WL)

MONDAYS, 5:30–7:30pm 

June 6 — Visit to an auction house.

June 13 — Mid-century Nordic Design. Guest speaker: James Zemaitis.

June 20 — The American Arts and Crafts Movement.

June 27 — American Studio Movement. Guest speaker: Joshua Aibel.

July 11 — Vienna 1900.

Summer 2016 – Morning Course  (CE143 WL)

TUESDAYS, 10am–12pm 

June 7 — Visit to an auction house.

June 14 — Mid-century Nordic Design. Guest speaker: James Zemaitis.

June 21 — The American Arts and Crafts Movement.

June 28 — American Studio Movement. Guest speaker: Joshua Aibel.

July 12 — Vienna 1900.

Daniella OhadInstructor: Daniella Ohad received her Ph.D. from Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture. She lectures and publishes widely on design history, theory, and the decorative arts. She has taught at Parsons the New School for Design, Pratt Institute, and Bard College. She is a speaker on themes in design history, theory, and collecting worldwide. 

Watch the films Collecting Frank Lloyd Wright and Collecting Charlotte Perriand, the first two in a video series produced in conjunction with Collecting Design: History, Collections, Highlights courses at NYSID. Some of the world’s leading experts on collecting furniture by Wright and Perriand share their expertise and tell the story and the history of collecting the architects’ work. This program is presented by Cassina and co-sponsored by Cultured Magazine and DeTnk.



Collecting Design Summer 2016

Cultured Magazine
CULTURED | a quarterly art and design publication

Throughout the year we invite you into the private dwellings and workspaces of international collectors, artists and designers from the fields of fashion, architecture and art to enjoy an intimate snapshot of how design influences their experience. Get Cultured.

DeTnk. LogoThe sponsorship of DeTnk allows every student, who signs up for the entire 10-sessions program, a free access to its collectible design market annual report. The 2013 report is a holistic analysis of the emerging design market, generated on the base of the sales data from the world’s largest auction houses. Some key findings of the report include details of the average yearly market growth and the varying regional impact of the design market. This information is paired with opinions and essays from specialists reflecting the driving forces behind the greater design market, and includes  DeTnk’s Top 100 listing; it is valued at £250.00. Graduates will receive a discounted subscription for future reports.