Jenny Ulving McCabe at Jackson Design
INT. DAVID BAUER’S APARTMENT | 13th of June - 16th of September
Jackson Design Gallery, located on Sibyllegatan 53, Stockholm.
INT. DAVID BAUER’S APARTMENT - NYC - EVENING
Exhibition curated by Jenny Ulving McCabe in collaboration with Jackson Design
Drawing on years of experience in film and TV as well as a passion for contemporary art and design, Jenny Ulving McCabe has transformed Jackson Design’s showroom into an experience of luxury that is both immersive and cinematic. Staged to look like a stylish, sumptuous loft in lower Manhattan, the convincingly inhabitable space is equal parts fantasy and reality. The décor, which features mid-century Scandinavian and Italian furniture by the likes of Carlo Mollino, Paavo Tynell, Gio Ponti, Sven Markelius, Wilhelm Kåge, Carl Malmsten, Mario Ceroli as well as a selection of artworks by Georg Baselitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Barry X Ball, Pae White have been carefully curated to suit the taste of a highly discriminating collector, David Bauer, who also happens to be a fictional character.
In the spirit of cinematic storytellers and style icons like Luca Guadagnino, Stanley Kubrick, Tom Ford and Anthony Minghella, Ulving McCabe has taken a character from her own screenplay and created an environment that tells us more about his personality, status and desires than could ever be gleaned from dialogue and costumes alone. Oozing wealth, style, comfort and confidence, every detail of the apartment has been carefully considered, from the lamps and rugs to the vases filled with fresh flowers and bowls of perfectly ripe fruit. The incredibly lush mise-en-scene is enhanced by a sense of intrigue that is pure cinema. Like an empty movie set waiting for actors to appear and bring the scene to life, Bauer’s home elicits a thrilling feeling of anticipation. The table is set for dinner and ambient music hums on the stereo. Wandering through the space–perhaps relaxing on a sofa or pausing to smell a blossom–visitors have a chance to “meet” their host before he emerges and the party begins. Haunted by an invisible yet omnipresent man of the house, David Bauer’s apartment is a place of privilege, intimacy and pleasure.
Open to the public from 13th June 2023 until the 16th of September 2023, from Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 5.30pm, Saturday, 12pm to 4pm, at Jackson Design, Sibyllegatan 53, Stockholm.
Curation: Jenny Ulving McCabe, UlvingMcCabe
Art: McCabe Fine Art
Design: Jackson Design
Entrance. Including a dining table, designed by Carl Malmsten, produced by Hjalmar Jackson in the 1920s. Made out of flamed birch with intricate inlay.
Entrance. Inlcuding a rare 'Fetish' vase, model no. 20814, designed by Axel Salto, produced by Royal Copenhagen in the 1970s. Made out of sung glazed stoneware, with inscribed 'SALTO', manufacturer's marks, and model number.
Entrance. Including a 'Spiral' ceiling lamp, designed by Poul Henningsen, produced by Louis Poulsen in 1963. Made out of aluminium, brass, copper, with a single lamp holder. Produced in limited quantities for special commissions.
Office. Including a unique desk, designed by Sven Markelius, produced by NK Nordiska Kompaniet in the 1930s. Made out of macassar ebony, and nickel plated fitments. This desk comes from Markelius' own home, later he gave the desk as a gift to artist Vicke Lindstrand.
Office. Including a table lamp, model no. 9228, designed by Paavo Tynell, produced by Idman in the 1950s. Made out of brass and leather.
Office. Including a rare lidded vessel, designed by Björn Trägårdh, produced by Svenskt Tenn in 1929. Made out of engraved pewter, with a finely detailed sailboat, impressed manufacturer's marks and date stamp to base.
Office. Including 'Manico', by Georg Baselitz (2019). Oil and gold leaf on canvas.
Dining room. Including a large 'Dragon Fish' sculpture, designed by Wilhelm Kåge, produced by Gustavsberg Studio in the 1950s. Made out of carved, inscribed, and glazed stoneware. Signed 'Kåge' and Gustavsberg.
Dining room. Including a dish (model no. 9748), designed by Alvar Aalto, produced by Karhula in circa 1937. Made out of white glass, still-blown in a wooden mould. This dish was part of the 'Eskimoerindens skinnbuxa' series.
Dining room. Including a set of twelve 'Egyptian' chairs, designed by Finn Juhl, produced by Niels Vodder in 1950. Made out of teak and leather. Large NK table, produced by NK Nordiska Kompaniet in 1927. Made out of mahogany, with flamed birch shaped edge, and a base in dark flamed birch.
Dining room. Including wall masks, designed by Lisa Larson, produced by Gustavsberg Studio in the 1970s. Made out of glazed porcelain. A vase, designed by Axel Salto, produced by Royal Copenhagen in the 1960s. Made out of stoneware with 'Sung' glaze. A 'Dragonfish' sculpture, designed by Wilhelm Kåge, produced by Gustavsberg Studio in 1960. Made out of glazed stoneware.
Living room. Including 'Chiodino' table, designed by Afra Scarpa and Tobia Scarpa, produced by Meritalia in the 1970s. Made out of polished glass, steel-bronze, teak and brass nails.
Living room. Including a rare 'Dragon Fish' sculpture, designed by Wilhelm Kåge, produced by Gustavsberg Studio in the 1950s. Made out of hand formed, carved stoneware with a deep blue glaze.
Living room. Including the floor lamp (model no. LTW 12), designed by Ignazio Gardella, produced by Azucena in the 1950s. Made out of brass, painted metal, silk and marble. Accompanied by
Bedroom. Including three important doors designed and made by Carlo Mollino for the Casa Minola, 1945. The pivoting screens were designed to operate like louvers, separating the apartments' reception room from the living room. And the 'Snowflake' chandelier (model no. 9065), designed by Paavo Tynell, produced by Taito Oy in the 1950s. Made with brass, perforated brass, and 32 brass mesh snowflakes.