Collecting Design at NYSID Spring 2013 Program

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MODERN and Daniella Ohad Smith, PhD are excited to announce the return of the Collecting Design this spring.  The program brings together design professionals and students in a weekly, two-hour course that combines both lecture and discussion formats.  Single classes are also available. A complete schedule is posted on the NYSID website.  Members of ASID, AIA and other professional organizations are eligible to earn continuing education credit.

New to program, DeTnk is offering free access to its collectible design market annual report for registered students.  The 2013 report is a holistic analysis of the emerging design market, generated on the base of the sales data from the world’s largest auction houses. Some key findings of the report include details of the average yearly market growth and the varying regional impact of the design market. This information is paired with opinions and essays from specialists reflecting the driving forces behind the greater design market, and includes  DeTnk’s Top 100 listing.

What the experts say…

“A unique opportunity to examine the history of 20th-century design, in conjunction with the varied insights of different participants in the marketplace of today” — Derek Ostergard, expert on mid-eighteenth to mid-twentieth century European decorative arts and former Associate Director and Founding Dean of the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture in NYC

The program is excellent, as it is an opportunity for people to learn about the important design movement of the 20th and 21st century. The lecture at the beginning provides excellent information about various movements and designers and why they are important, while the talk with a designer or dealer after helps put this information into context. This is all very helpful for someone who is interested in collecting, or who wants to be more educated about these movements and designers.” — Audrey Friedman, co-owner of New York’s Primavera Gallery

In the program Collecting Design, Daniella shares her knowledge with generosity and her passion for furniture and design shines.” — Dr. Al Eiber, Collector and Trustee Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum



Tuesdays, April 30th to July 2nd
10:00am – 12:00pm

Thursdays, April 29th to July 8th
5:00pm – 7:00pm


170 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
212.472.1500 ext. 209


If you are with a gallery, please contact for special group registration.