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Jantar Design no Four Seasons

Wright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_PhilipJohnson.jpgPoucos serão os que tiveram o privilégio de jantar no The Four Seasons, se tivermos em conta os muitos que conhecem a sua história e os autores que a ilustraram (incluindo um que se recusou a fazer parte).
Já é tarde demais para anunciar o leilão que lhe pôs um fim, mas não é tarde para deixarmos aqui a marca de um leilão que se tornou histórico pelos resultados surpreendentes (963 lotes todos vendidos, numa média de 4 vezes acima da expectativa, sendo alguns deles muito acima).
O Four Seasons fechou. Quem lá não foi já não vai.
No dia 16 de Julho serviu os seus últimos jantares.
Dizem que vai continuar, fora da Midtown Manhattan, mas será sem os Mies, os Phillip Johnson ou os Huxtable que lhe deram a alma do restaurante moderno mas burguês de que as elites nova iorquinas usufruiram.
10 dias depois, a 26 de Julho, o restaurante encheu-se durante o dia todo, de clientes para lhe ficarem com mesas e cadeiras de autor, mas também pratos e copos ou ainda panelas e frigideiras sem autor, mas que não deixaram de ser vendidas pelos mesmos valores, muito acima das bases que lhes foram estimadas.
A Pool Room ficou vazia e não sabemos de que se encherá agora.
O Four Seasons restará como mais uma referência para história do design, em glória até ao fim.
(imagens: dos interiores do restaurante The Four Season, de Philip Johnson com a colaboração de Mies Van der Rohe nos equipamentos; lotes de Emil Antonucci, Garth e Ada Louise Huxtable, Mies Van Der Rohe, Philip Johnson e anónimos do leilão The Four Seasons da Wright, em Nova Iorque no dia 26 de Julho de 2016)
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Few are those who had the privilege of dining at The Four Seasons, if we consider the many who know its history and the authors that illustrated it (including the one who refused to join).
It is too late to announce the auction that had set the end, but it’s not too late to leave here the reccord of an auction that has become history by its amazing results (963 lots, all sold, an average of 4 times above the expectations, with some of them far above).
The Four Seasons closed.
On July 16 served its last dinners.
They say it will continue outside Midtown Manhattan, but it will be without Mies, Phillip Johnson or the Huxtables, who gave it the soul of a modern but bourgeois restaurant, that the New York elites have enjoyed.
10 days later, on 26th of July, the restaurant filled with customers all day, but for author tables and chairs, but also plates and vases, or pots and pans without any author, but that have not ceased to be sold by the same amounts, far above the starting bids that were estimated.
The Pool Room is empty now.
The Four Seasons will remain as another reference to the design history, in glory until the end.
(photos: from the interiors of the The Four Seasons restaurant by Philip Johnson in collaboration with Mies Van der Rohe for the equipments; lots by Emil Antonucci, Garth and Ada Louise Huxtable, Mies Van Der Rohe, Philip Johnson and anonymous from the Wright’s auction The Four Seasons in New York, on the July 26th, 2016)Wright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_PhilipJohnson_3Wright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_PhilipJohnson_2Wright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_PhilipJohnson_1Wright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_EmilAntonucciWright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_PhilipJohnson_4Wright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_PhilipJohnsonAssociates_1Wright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_MiesVanDerRohe_1Wright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_PhilipJohnsonAssociatesWright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_PhilipJohnson_MiesVanDerRoheWright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_GarthAdaLouiseHuxtable_aWright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_GarthAdaLouiseHuxtable_2Wright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_GarthAdaLouiseHuxtable_1Wright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_GarthAdaLouiseHuxtable_3Wright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_GarthAdaLouiseHuxtable_4Wright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_1Wright_FourSeasonsRestaurantWright_FourSeasonsRestaurant_EmilAntonucci_1

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