PAD Paris 2013



 

It’s that time of the year when my favourite fair is about to take place. Since its inception in 1997, PAD, the Pavilion of Art and Design, has become the crème de la crème when it comes to showcasing 20th and 21st Century works of decorative art and design. It is now synonymous with worldwide sophistication, eclecticism and refinement where leading collectors, art dealers, interior designers and aficionados gather to marvel at the sheer spectacle of what’s on display and to seek out the most covetable pieces selected by some of the most prestigious exhibitors from Europe, Asia and North America. I am looking forward to seeing again this year some of my favourite galeristes whom I had the privilege to work with on some interior design projects: Chahan Gallery, Galerie Matthieu Richard, Galerie Jacques Lacoste to name a few…Past exhibitions have brought exceptional and unique pieces by, for instance, Jean Royère, Ado Chale, Gio Ponti, Charlotte Perriand, Fornasetti, Poul Henningsen, Gabriella Crespi , Fontana Arte,  Paul Evans, George Nakashima and Edward Wormley. This year’s Paris instalment will take place on 27 March- 1 April. Its London counterpart is scheduled 16-20 October on Berkeley Square. Rendez-vous à Paris ou à Londres…

 

Rendez-vous au PAD, 27-31 March 2013, Les Tuileries, Esplanade des Feuillants, Paris, France

 a work by Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn of Studio DRIFT for the entrance of the fair. FLYLIGHT is a poetic and interactive light installation, monumental and fragile, that is inspired by the movement of flocks of birds, il

This installation by Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn of Studio DRIFT will welcome and greet each visitor at the entrance of the fair. FLYLIGHT is a poetic and interactive light installation, monumental and fragile, that is inspired by the movement of flocks of birds, illuminating and deploying patterns at the discretion of the viewer, in other words an invitation of vibrating light confirming PAD’s will to be a ‘lieu à vivre’.

Spectacular stands from previous years:

When you are ready to recover from the assault of pulcritude on offer at PAD, take a 20min stroll through Les Tuileries, across the river and go to St Germain-des-Près’s Le Chardenoux des Près for a very Parisian lunch of fine bistro cuisine

The celebrated original floral tapestry has been restored as well as the original mustard-coloured stoneware tiling which blends beautifully with the camel-brandy hue of the leather banquettes. The table-clothed tables are lit up with vintage 1950s lamps and the marble bar gives the lieu a timeless and elegant feel. Bon appétit!

 

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