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September 9 – November 11, 2017


For Immediate Release, Dallas, TX –  In collaboration with Collage 20th Century Classics,

PDNB Gallery will feature an exhibition of architect designed furniture on the first floor of the gallery. This will be the second time PDNB has partnered with Collage, the first being the Bauhaus exhibition in 2012.


The exhibit will celebrate designs by several icons of design, including: George Nelson, Philip Johnson, Peter Danko and Jacob Kjaer.


1)  Executive Home Desk, George Nelson, 1946:  Walnut with original custom white leather writing surface and sliding floating doors; including small drawers in maple. Storage and drop down typing table with original perforated aluminum file drawer. The legs are aluminum. Made by Herman Miller.


2)  Rare Outdoor Lighting, Philip Johnson, 1961:  These lamps were created for the grounds of the Amon Carter Museum in Ft. Worth, TX. Philip Johnson was the architect of the museum. The lighting is enamel and painted bronze with a drum shaped top and platform base.


3) Set of Twelve Eco-Eden Chairs, Peter Danko, 1986: Single bent-ply American ash chairs molded back and seat. Part of the MOMA collection since 1986. Made by Peter Danko and Associates.


4) Set of Four UN Chairs, Jacob Kjaer, 1948:  Rare set of chairs originally designed in 1948 for the United Nations building in New York City. These examples are walnut with new leather upholstery, with original label, Jacob Kjaer model Handvaerk, Udfort, 1954.


Collage 20th Century Classics was originally founded by Abby and Wlodek Malowanczyk in 1986 in Laguna Beach, California. They moved the store to Dallas in 1990, establishing themselves as the singular establishment in Dallas to offer fine furniture designs and decorative art from the 20th Century. Their clients include museums as well as notable collectors.


PDNB Gallery is excited to once again work with Collage 20th Century Classics.