Worth visiting: The High Museum of Art's exhibit on European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century. In Atlanta.
I was going to blog about the High Museum but my friend Diane beat me to it. So I'll just point the way to her post called "Way High Design at Atlanta's High Museum."
She mentions how excited I was to find two pieces in the museum that I actually own versions of. It's true!
A Philippe Starck tea kettle and an Ikea watering "can" (made of a plastic or polymer of some sort. Mine's green but it comes in several colors. Very inexpensive.)
It's exciting to see things you own in a museum exhibit. Well, not always. Once, I saw the Texas Instruments calculator my father had owned in the Smithsonian's Museum of American History. Mostly I felt old.
But I was intrigued by the High Museum exhibit and the experience was enhanced by feeling a part of it. I have to confess, though. The kettle was never really my taste. It was a gift. But it has elicited more comments that anything I own. Some sneers. Some compliments.
In this case, mine.
Bambu vases by Italian designer Laura de Santillana. Photo by Ivan Baj for Arcade-Italy
Hot Bertaa Kettle by Philippe Starck. Photo by Ellen Perlman
Bengtsson Slice Chair. Photo by Martin Scott-Jupp