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Migrants, Walking New York City. New York, USA (2015), JR

Migrants, Walking New York City. New York, USA (2015)

JR

Design - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch

$1,717 $1,545

3D Little Big Space, Invader

3D Little Big Space

Invader

Design - 7.9 x 11 x 1.6 inch

$1,761

CHUM Jaune, Kaws

CHUM Jaune

Kaws

Design - 11.8 x 7.9 x 3.5 inch

$1,318

Petit Cheval No. 61 (a.r. 470), Pablo Picasso

Petit Cheval No. 61 (a.r. 470)

Pablo Picasso

Design - 10 x 10 x 0.8 inch

$14,951

Table basse Togo, Arman

Table basse Togo

Arman

Design - 13 x 49.6 x 39.4 inch

$17,720

The Currency : Assiette en porcelaine fine de Chine, Damien Hirst

The Currency : Assiette en porcelaine fine de Chine

Damien Hirst

Design - 10 x 10 x 0.6 inch

$886

A Wood Awakening - East VS West Edition, Juce Gace

A Wood Awakening - East VS West Edition

Juce Gace

Design - 10 x 2.4 x 2 inch

$775

Untitled #414 (Clowns. 2003), Cindy Sherman

Untitled #414 (Clowns. 2003)

Cindy Sherman

Design - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$3,046

Sommerso Large Artistic Bowl, Jan Beranek

Sommerso Large Artistic Bowl

Jan Beranek

Design - 4.1 x 11 x 5.9 inch

$199

Man and Medusa (after Keith Haring), Keith Haring

Man and Medusa (after Keith Haring)

Keith Haring

Design - 31.7 x 8.1 x 0.5 inch

$775

Sunset - Purple (after Andy Warhol), Andy Warhol

Sunset - Purple (after Andy Warhol)

Andy Warhol

Design - 31.7 x 8.1 x 0.5 inch

$665

Bell Pepper Panic Lamp, Piet Parra

Bell Pepper Panic Lamp

Piet Parra

Design - 11.8 x 9.8 x 8.7 inch

$665

Born in 1988 Blush, En Iwamura

Born in 1988 Blush

En Iwamura

Design - 9.4 x 7.1 x 7.1 inch

$665

Skate unique peint recto verso, JP Malot

Skate unique peint recto verso

JP Malot

Design - 31.5 x 7.9 x 2.8 inch

$665

Vintage Red Floor Lamp, Gina Vistosi

Vintage Red Floor Lamp

Gina Vistosi

Design - 66.1 x 10.6 x 8.3 inch

$3,766

Tour de Babel #8 - Vase sculpture, Diane Grant

Tour de Babel #8 - Vase sculpture

Diane Grant

Design - 13 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch

$3,101

Pair of Alfetta Table Lamps, Sergio Mazza

Pair of Alfetta Table Lamps

Sergio Mazza

Design - 10.2 x 9.8 x 36.6 inch

$1,551

Gustav Klimt Hope Skateboard, Boom Art

Gustav Klimt Hope Skateboard

Boom Art

Design - 32.3 x 8.7 x 0.4 inch

$133

Alter Ego (after Roger Ballen), Roger Ballen

Alter Ego (after Roger Ballen)

Roger Ballen

Design - 31.7 x 8.1 x 0.5 inch

$1,384

We all make the flowers grow III black, Josh Sperling

We all make the flowers grow III black

Josh Sperling

Design - 16.5 x 13.8 x 3 inch

$3,150

Folkifunki - Candleholder With 3 Arms, Jaime Hayón

Folkifunki - Candleholder With 3 Arms

Jaime Hayón

Design - 11.8 x 6.7 x 7.9 inch

$476

Pair of Vintage Copper Vases, Eugen Zint

Pair of Vintage Copper Vases

Eugen Zint

Design - 15 x 8.1 x 7.9 inch

$665

Skateboard Padus Tabula, Rom av.JC

Skateboard Padus Tabula

Rom av.JC

Design - 31.5 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch

$277

Vintage "Otero" Table Lamp Model 2748, Rodolfo Dordoni

Vintage "Otero" Table Lamp Model 2748

Rodolfo Dordoni

Design - 18.5 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch

$3,323

Three Vintage Chandeliers, Carlo Nason

Three Vintage Chandeliers

Carlo Nason

Design - 36.6 x 34.6 x 8.3 inch

$1,329

Primates - Brazza Vase - Sage Green & Red, Elena Salmistraro

Primates - Brazza Vase - Sage Green & Red

Elena Salmistraro

Design - 15.7 x 10.2 x 9.4 inch

$1,318

Skull Boutons, Papaz

Skull Boutons

Papaz

Design - 20.5 x 16.9 x 2 inch

$443

Then we joked about how we always wanted a sunken living room (after Kelley Walker), Kelley Walker

Then we joked about how we always wanted a sunken living room (after Kelley Walker)

Kelley Walker

Design - 31.7 x 8.1 x 0.5 inch

$2,769

Light Blue Berluze Art Deco Vase, André Delatte

Light Blue Berluze Art Deco Vase

André Delatte

Design - 11.4 x 3.5 x 3.1 inch

$543

Vintage Dinner Chairs, Carlo Ratti

Vintage Dinner Chairs

Carlo Ratti

Design - 35 x 18.9 x 15 inch

$4,652

Red Nuvolone Sofa, Rino Maturi

Red Nuvolone Sofa

Rino Maturi

Design - 28.7 x 165.4 x 36.6 inch

$5,427

Selbsporträt mit Palette (after Albert Oehlen), Albert Oehlen

Selbsporträt mit Palette (after Albert Oehlen)

Albert Oehlen

Design - 31.7 x 8.1 x 0.5 inch

$609

Tuned 2, Shoeuzi

Tuned 2

Shoeuzi

Design - 3.5 x 3.1 x 1.1 inch

$498

Blockz Green, Baho

Blockz Green

Baho

Design - 7.9 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch

$609

Design

Design within the confines of art history is a creative activity or object, most frequently with an industrial or commercial undertone. Objects made under the heading of design are often a reflection of social, political, scientific, and environmental causes. Design has been used as a means to solve problems, as a fundamental objective behind the medium is to create new possibilities or to improve a process. These objects typically are immersive, including an element of interaction between the user and the material itself. At the crux of it all, creators have turned to design as a means to improve the quality of life for humankind. Design is also multidisciplinarity to its core and has been nourished by the arts for centuries.

Design has evidently evolved since its conception. Highly influenced by societal issues and politics, as well as parallel art movements, design objects reflect the period from which they were made. Although similar, it is important to distinguish the difference between design and Decorative Arts, a 19th-century movement known for the creation of art objects. In the century that followed, art and design were undeniably affected by global turmoil and politics, impacting artists universally, resulting in the birth of an array of art movements.

The 20th-century was a period of tremendous artistic upheaval. Design, art, performance, and theater were all tremendously impacted by the two world wars and the Cold War. On top of this, society was rapidly evolving, with rising social and political movements, such as voting rights and women's suffrage. As the world continued to change and progress, so did the world of art. Design belonged to many, if not all, of the major art movements of the 20th-century; including, Art Nouveau, Modernism, Surrealism, Art Deco, Bauhaus, and Postmodernism.

Design continued to evolve into the 21st century, paving the way for contemporary design. There are various misconceptions when it comes to contemporary design. Typically, confusion comes into place when the lines are blurred between the terms “design" and “style." Many use these words interchangeably, but it is important to note the distinguishing factors. Style is part of the design process. Once you have designed the functionality of the piece you are part of the way to the final design. Beyond this, creators will often ponder the definition of design in the 21st century. Designers and artists have drawn upon various 20th-century movements, such as Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Minimalism, and even, Holywood Regenycy.

Some people oppose the idea that design objects can be considered works of art. However, the borders are porous as some of them emphasize artistic features and are singular and unique. Like artists, designers imagine their pieces as personal creations or are released in limited quantities. Their works are often a means to express their visions of the world. It is important to note that collaborations between artists and designers reinforce the links between these two universes, animated by the same search for beauty. Discover a carefully chosen selection of design objects that span an array of movements, from the past to the present!

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