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Fog Fair 2018

We just had the Fog Design+Art Fair, which is one of my favorite events. Once again Bjørn Design was a Fog Forum member, which benefits the SFMOMA’s Department of Architecture and Design. Unfortunately this year I was down for the count: a poorly timed infection meant that I stayed home for much of the fair, missing all the fun parties and lectures. On the very last day, however, I did manage to drag myself out of bed to visit the fair.

Color, line, texture, and ingenuity were on display, and this was our chance here in SF to see some of the best art and design from galleries from all around the world. Here are a few of my favorite things.


The “Acqua” mirror is crafted out of porcelain, stainless steel, enameled wire and wood frame by Barnaby Barford.

These glass pieces by Jeff Zimmerman sparkle at R&Company.

If you know me, you’re aware of my commitment to the local art community.  So I was happy to see some of my favorite local galleries supporting local artists.

Haines Gallery impressed with a selection from John Chiara’s latest show. In particular, I love this camera obscure work, “Westline Drive at Mussel Rock, 2017”

Jessica Silverman Gallery included new sculptures by Woody De Othello and visceral paintings by Dashiell Manley.

Detail view.

Fraenkel Gallery did not disappoint, and in particular I loved this Diane Arbus piece “Clouds on-screen at a drive-in movie”, 1960.

Emil Lukas’ work shown bright at Hosfelt Gallery, with  wrapped string creating phenomenological  experiences.  The pieces had a luminosity and depth that was surprising!

Detail view.

Finally, for a former sheep farmer in me, “Mouton Transhumant, 1988” by Francois-Xavier Lalanne. Say no more…this is my type of farming.


David Bjørngaard, January 2018

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