Promotion: Gravity-Defying Wooden Furniture and Monumental Light Sculpture Highlight PAD London Art and Design Fair
The highly anticipated PAD London art and design fair is set to take place this month, showcasing an impressive lineup of contemporary artworks and design pieces. Now in its 15th year, the fair will be held at its usual location in London’s Berkeley Square, Mayfair, from October 10th to 15th, 2023.
Featuring the works of 62 galleries from 16 countries, this year’s edition follows the success of PAD Paris’ 25th edition. The fair will also welcome 13 galleries making their debut appearance, including Galerie Philia, known for its sculptural design. Galerie Philia will present a specially curated show called “Gravity and Grace,” featuring brand-new onyx works by international designers and artists such as Studiopepe, Pietro Franceschini, and Andres Monnier.
Another newcomer to PAD London is Objects with Narratives, a Swiss Belgian gallery. Objects with Narratives will exhibit stunning wooden furniture by Mircea Anghel, known for its gravity-defying quality, as well as sculptural bronze lighting pieces by Vladimir Slavov.
Parisian gallery Secret Gallery brings Lala, an elegant cabinet embellished with cloisonné enamel tile decoration by Reda Amalou, and stoneware sculptures by Yann Masseyeff to the fair.
Contemporary design highlights at the fair include Nacho Carbonell’s monumental light sculpture “Tree” and Wonmin Park’s stone and dyed steel desk. Both pieces will be premiered at Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
Minimalist furniture and lighting pieces by French creators Garnier & Linker and Belgian architect Glenn Sestig will be exhibited by Swiss gallery Ormond Editions. The gallery will also showcase works by Seoul and New York-based ceramic artist Yoona Hur and Parisian designer Pieter Maes.
Returning to the fair after its debut in 2019 is Barcelona’s SIDE Gallery. This year, SIDE Gallery will present the new resin furniture collection called “Stacked” by Sabine Marcelis. The gallery will also showcase works by Charlotte Kingsnorth and Gyuhan Lee, paying homage to the 1970s Global Tools movement.
Indian designer Vikram Goyal partners with Milan-based Nina Yashar’s Nilufar Galleries to showcase intricately detailed metal works made at Goyal’s New Delhi atelier.
PAD London also features pioneers in their respective fields, such as Finnish-born surface designer Kustaa Saksi and Belgian tapestry weavers KRJST Studio. These artists will be exhibited by Gallery FUMI and Galerie Scène Ouverte, respectively. Danish textile artist Signe Emdal will be showcased by Galerie Maria Wettergren, while British artist Teresa Hastings will exhibit her work via the Sarah Myerscough Gallery.
Ceramic designs will take center stage, with Superpoly, Timothée Humbert, Patricia Camet, Lola Montes Schnabel, Ashraf Hanna, Willem van Hooff, and Glithero showcasing their colorful and playful pieces.
Among the highlights, Nebil Zaman will present his latest plaster works, Camilla Moberg will exhibit a handblown glass and natural stone artwork, and Taiwanese artist Pao Hui Kao will showcase her paper works.
Founded in 2007 by Patrick Perrin, a fourth-generation Parisian antique dealer, PAD London has become the UK’s leading design fair dedicated to 20th-century and contemporary design. Perrin expressed his pride in transforming PAD London into a vibrant platform that fosters creativity, quality, and discovery.
To find out more about PAD London and explore the showcased artworks and design pieces, visit the fair’s official website.
PAD London will take place from October 10th to 15th, 2023, in London. Stay updated on architecture and design events worldwide by referring to the Dezeen Events Guide.
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