Salon Art + Design Fair 2019: 7 Highlights You Must See
The Salon Art + Design returns for its eighth edition at New York’s Park Avenue Armory. A fixture on the holiday gallery-hopping circuit, the fair is known for taking advantage of the Armory’s cavernous Drill Hall by encouraging exhibitors to create full installations that envelop visitors in their respective worlds. Unlike many art fairs who show either furniture or art, the Salon mixes all of its offerings, from vintage and modern furniture to 20th- and 21st-century blue-chip art together. This holistic approach, along with its exhibitor list—56 galleries from 13 different countries—is part of a general strategy to draw in younger collectors who tend to collect furniture and art in equal measure. Visit November 14 through 18 to scoop up a few collectible pieces before all the holiday shopping for, uh everyone else, takes its toll.
The New York lighting designers known for their opulent designs—think hand-dyed eel skin and luminous Chinese porcelain—are debuting the latest addition to their new Interlude collection, a supremely luxurious floor lamp. Come for the lamp, stay to be immersed in what promises to be a memorable installation. After all, as Wendy Goodman, New York magazine’s design editor put it: “You [will] want to live in their world: pared down and sexy and elegant.”
The New York gallery will be showcasing some of its roster, a veritable who’s who of trendsetting design minds. This includes Pierre Yovanovitch, whose latest collection of furniture is currently at the gallery’s White Street location in an exhibition called "Love," as well as the Haas Brothers anthropomorphic designs (coffee table, shown), Greta Magnusson Grossman's midcentury furniture (sofa, shown) and Katie Stout’s feminist ceramics.
The Future Perfect
In accordance with The Future Perfect’s current exhibition, Mess, a sweeping ceramics show across three of its galleries that includes work, by among others, Apparatus's Jeremy Anderson, owner David Aldaheff will be creating an immersive installation featuring the highly coveted stools by Reinaldo Sanguino, a Venezuelan-born ceramicist.
Alexandra Champalimaud with Charles Burnand
Designer Alexandra Champalimaud is the aesthetic mind behind hotels like The Plaza Hotel renovation, Waldorf Astoria and Ritz Carlton properties, as well as boutique properties like The Little Nell in Aspen. She is hyper-attuned to how people move, sit, and interact with space. This makes her capsule collection for Charles Burnand one to see, with organic modern forms and cozy fabrics.
French designer Mathieu Lehanneur is known for his sculptural works that combine classic elements like with technological principles, such as mapping the movement of water in a marble table (his Ocean Memories collection). He is creating a new site-specific installation for the Salon using a mix of new and old designs.
Jewelry designer Alexandra Mor and Vogue Italia curated a collection of high jewelry made according to high environmental standards and sustainable practices. Fifteen high jewelry houses are participating, such as Alessio Boschi (work shown), Peggy Guinness, Alexander Laut, and Lydia Courteille.
Lalique and Fromental
French heritage glassware brand Lalique is partnering with British wall coverings studio Fromental to take over the Armory’s Parlor to create a lush, whimsical space replete with fountains and glass figurines. The walls will debut Fromental’s Hirondelles wallpaper, made of hand-embroidered and hand-painted silk.
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