Daily Tips: Rad Lights at Patrick Parrish Gallery

One of the most brilliant and creative moments of design history – the radical experiments of the 1960s and 1970s in Italy, as well as elsewhere in Europe and the US – have been the subject of much revisiting, adoration and contemplation lately. Yet, for some, the love for work developed by collectives such as Memphis or Alchimia, isn’t just a passing, trendy, craze. Jim Walrod, the brilliant interior designer and a knowing, practical design historian of sorts, has been collecting lighting designs from Gaetano Pesce, Ettore Sottsass or Alessandro Mendini for the past 20 years. Now, his extensive collection of lamps is exhibited at Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York under the title “Rad Lights”, running through April 19th 2015.

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