One of the things I find most inspiring is people turning everyday objects into something more. Since launching in July, Kyle DeWoody and Manish Vora, the founders of Grey Area have been dedicated to curating a selection of such elevated objects that navigate the space in between art and design. They launched with a pop-up shop out in the Hamptons and plan on hitting Los Angeles and Miami next but you can just check out the website, filled with limited edition artist collaborations segmented into different areas such as gallery, mantel, play room and yard. Collaborations include work from artists such as Kiki Smith and Tom Sachs (both also featured in the upcoming fall issue of Dossier.) I particularly love the throwbacks like Tim Liddy’s board game paintings done on copper, which include The Game of Life, Sorry and Clue or Parvez Taj’s two foot tall Rubick’s Cube. On September 1, co-founder Kyle DeWoody will hold a discussion with featured artists Snarkitecture, Sebastian Errazuriz and Orly Genger, at The Museum of Art and Design as part of a series of talks sponsored by AIGA/NY. You can buy tickets here.
Design + Art: Grey Area will taken place Thursday, September 1 from. 6:30-8:00pm at The Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, NYC.
Above image: Tim Liddy, Life (circa 1966)