Salon Art + Design presents pieces by Zaha Hadid and Ron Arad


A selection of international gallerists and studios showcased design and art collections at the Park Avenue Armory on Manhattan’s Upper East Side during the Art + Design trade show.

The annual showcase of design and collectible art takes place in what was once an armory in Midtown Manhattan, with international exhibitors showcasing works by contemporary and historic designers.

R & Company presented a design by Romanian designer Serban Ionescu

The Art + Design Lounge saw the majority of booths fill the large, high-ceilinged drill room of the Armoury, while a variety of other facilities and lounges were set up in the ornate hallways and entrances facing to space.

These included an exhibit by Chicago design studio Refractory in the Colonel’s Room, as well as a collectors’ lounge by FrenchCalifornia design studio which partnered with collectors to create a “refuge from the hustle and bustle of the fair”, according to Salon.

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Works by architects such as Zaha Hadid have been exhibited

This year, the fair featured 52 exhibitors as well as a special installation by New York gallery R & Company that featured a sculptural piece by Romanian designer Serban Ionescu.

Called the One Hour Tower, the piece is 6.7 meters tall and made of steel painted green, blue and orange.

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Refractory had a room in the entrance area of ​​the building

R&Company also had a stand-alone booth, separate from the special installation, where the gallery displayed other creations, including bulbous and sculptural lamps by New York designer Rogan Gregory.

Throughout the Salon art + Design fair, there was a mix of classic design objects such as a 1945 Gio Ponti wall unit on display by the Karl Kemp gallery and works by up-and-coming designers including Djivan Schapira, based in New York, which presented its Solar Sailer Foyer Table for the Todd Merrill Studio installation.

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Karl Kemp presented a mid-century Gio Ponti wall unit

“Salon Art + Design has continued to differentiate itself from other fairs by including a highly curated mix of historical and contemporary collective design and fine art,” the fair said.

In the Drill Hall, the London-based David Gill Gallery exhibition had a strong architectural tone, with the curvy Dune table and Ultrastellar coffee table and chairs designed by architect Zaha Hadid displayed alongside sculptural works by artist Sebastian Errazuriz.

Ron Arad showed chairs for Opera Gallery

The New York-based Opera Gallery presented a new version of British-Israeli designer Ron Arad’s Big Easy Chair, cast in epoxy resin.

“My favorite symbiosis is between the will of the artist and the will of the material – you can only see what happened after it came out of the mould, and so far, I must say, using my phrase favorite, it’s much better than what I deserve!” Arad told Dezeen.

This year was the first time since before the pandemic that many international studios could come to the Art + Design Fair, and the event marked the first time that an Egyptian studio, Le Lab Atelier, showed up at the fair. .

Other studios and galleries present included designer Charles Zana and gallerists Cristina Grajales and The Future Perfect.

The work of designer Djivan Schapira was included in the Todd Merrill exhibition

Other recent design showcases include Design House at Design Week Mexico, where designers teamed up with galleries to furnish a mid-century modern home, and an exhibition featuring unconventional Christmas trees from Harewood House in London. .

The Art + Design Fair took place from November 10 to 14, 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events happening around the world.

Photography courtesy of Salon Art + Design.


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