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Installation View of Verre Lumiere: 20 years of French lighting 1968-1988.
Photography by Max Burkhalter

Manhattan galleries are offering an impressive lineup of exhibitions featuring everything from Franck Evennou’s bronze furniture to the Haas Brothers’ furry creatures

In a year where virtually every major art fair and event has been digitized or canceled due to COVID-19, the New York design community has proven the show must go on, at least locally. With Art Basel Miami Beach’s 2020 edition now online, December certainly looks more than a little different, even if its sister fair Design Miami/ is still opening its doors from November 27 to December 6.

But for those unable to travel or seeking inspiration that can be safely accessed in the New York area, an impressive lineup of shows promises the same thrilling mix of established and emerging designers from across categories and continents. Below, discover Galerie’s must-see exhibitions, many of which feature never-before-seen works, as well as an exciting new venue in Manhattan’s Design District.


5. Demisch Danant
“Verre Lumiere: 20 Years of French Lighting 1968–88”

Demisch Danant’s first exhibition in New York dedicated to Verre Lumiere continues the gallery’s exploration of midcentury French design that connects postwar and contemporary advances in form and technology. More than 50 rare lamps on view tell the story of the prestigious French lighting firm, which was created in 1968 by Max Ingrand, the famous French master glass worker and decorator. In the years since, the company distinguished itself through exceptional craftsmanship and highly efficient prototyping, which translated into some of the period’s most modern designs.

When: November 16–January 8, 2021

Where: 30 West 12th Street

Appointments: All visitors must enter the gallery wearing a mask (masks can be provided upon request) and must clean their hands with hand sanitizer or soap and water (provided by the gallery) upon arrival. A maximum of three visitors in the gallery at a time is required to maintain appropriate social distancing. Visitors may schedule an appointment in advance to secure a preferred time by emailing or calling 212-989-5750.

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