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Work from Vancouver studio Knauf and Brown, which won the Rising Star award at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair. (Photo: via Dezeen)

Swiss Style

The Editor’s Choice awards at the Stockholm Furniture Fair have been announced. Office furniture brand Kinnarps clinched the Best Stand prize for its bright blue, multilevel installation; Blå Station’s modular sofa took home the Best Product accolade; and Vancouver-based studio Knauf and Brown was recognized as the fair’s Rising Star.

Series of Unfortunate Events

New York’s long-embattled Africa Center has faced another setback with the resignation of its director, Michelle D. Gavin. “I loved the promise of the museum,” said Elsie McCabe Thompson, Gavin’s predecessor. “I still hope some of that promise is realized.”
[The New York Times]

Popular Demand

In response to increased interest from Los Angeles-based art collectors, Christie’s will open a new flagship in Beverly Hills. Local firm Why Architecture is slated to design the 5,400-square-foot space, which will host exhibitions and educational programming along with office spaces.

Kering Profits Increase

Luxury goods conglomerate Kering saw fourth quarter sales grow at the fastest pace since 2012. Gucci, one of Kering’s brands, had revenue advance 21 percent—twice what analysts had expected.
[Business of Fashion]

Going Public

The U.K. Government Art Collection, which possesses 14,000 artworks, will establish its own gallery. This comes in response to demands from liberal politicians, who have asked for greater access to the collection, as it is funded by taxpayer money.
[The Art Newspaper]

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