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Copenhagen's New Carlsberg Glyptotek recently toasted the centenary of its Kampmann Building, the second-oldest edifice of the complex's four—and possibly the grandest of them all. It's just been unveiled after a three-year renovation by Dissing + Weitling, as our Web slide show of the galleries reveals.
A French Impression
"Forging a New Identity" (page 200) details how Louis Paillard Architecte transformed a steel company's office in Valenciennes, France, into the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. While gutting most of the structure, the team kept a 1937 fresco by Lucien Jonas. Online, see exclusive photos of his paintings and illustrations at the local Musée des Beaux-Arts.
An overnight icon, the Smart car zoomed straight into the permanent collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art. But how does one plan an entire exhibition around the nifty auto? At the temporary Gallery 340, downtown from MoMA, Graham Hanson Design got the environment just right with "Think Modern. Think Classic. New Design Paradigms." Visit our Web site for a test-drive.
Spotlight: Mike Mandel
For some, tiles are colored squares on a bathroom wall. For Mike Mandel, whose specialty is large mosaic images, tiles are a medium for artwork. We interview Mandel about his process, his shift from fine art to public commissions, and his murals at North Carolina's Charlotte Bobcats Arena, a project that won the Spectrum Awards grand prize at Coverings in April.
Bright and Bold
As part of our annual art issue, "Market" (page 101) celebrates lighting products with an artful bent. The show continues online with designs including Kundalini's chrome-plated Entropia table lamp, which sports a sculptural laser-sintered nylon diffuser. A ceiling fixture and sconce are also available.