‘ECLECTIBLES’ AT PAD LONDON 2014





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Remarkable. The 8th instalment of PAD London, which A-Gent of Style  featured before its opening last Monday here, came to a close on Sunday and left many of us, antiques and design lovers, inspired and enraptured with its smorgasbord of first-class furniture, decorative objets, jewellery, photography, and tribal and modern art.

The variety and stylistic combinations of the vignettes and their contents, or should we say ‘eclectibles’, created beautiful relationship and synergies between seemingly disparate notables that read like a roll call of, in their vast majority, 20th C museum-quality pieces with incredible provenance, rarity, authenticity and integrity. Collectors and investors not only come from all around the world to visit PAD. They also come to buy. And didn’t they just! Many pieces had been sold by the end of the preview last Tuesday evening, even before the opening the public. 

Until its 9th iteration in Paris next March (six months to wait. The agony), here are A-Gent of Style’s highlights, for your eyes only…


Matthieu Richard

Matthieu Richard

 

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Jean-Jacques Dutko

Jean-Jacques Dutko



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Modernity

 

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James

 

Gordian Weber

Gordian Weber

 

Hamiltons

Hamiltons

 

Matthieu Richard

Matthieu Richard

 

Oscar Graf

Oscar Graf

 

Oscar Graf

Oscar Graf

 

Jacques Lacoste

Jacques Lacoste

 

Jacques Lacoste

Jacques Lacoste

 

Carpenters Workshop

Carpenters Workshop

 

 

Anne-Sophie Duval

Anne-Sophie Duval

 

Sevres

Sevres

 

Sevres

Sevres

 

Galerie Gosserez

Galerie Gosserez



Maria Wettergren

Maria Wettergren




James

James

 

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Antoine Broccardo

Antoine Broccardo

 

Jean-David Botella

Jean-David Botella

 

Galerie Lucas Ratton

Galerie Lucas Ratton

 

Francois Laffenour

Francois Laffenour

 

Didier Luttenbacher

Didier Luttenbacher

 

Negropontes

Negropontes

 

Negropontes

Negropontes

 

Chahan

Chahan

 

Chahan

Chahan

 

Elisabetta Cipriani

Elisabetta Cipriani



Galeria Colombari

Galeria Colombari

 




Galerie BSL

Galerie BSL

 

Blairman & Sons

Blairman & Sons

 

 

Blairman & Sons

Blairman & Sons

 

Mayoral Galeria D'Art

Mayoral Galeria d’Art

 

Jean-David Botella

Jean-David Botella

 

Gordian Weber Kunsthandel

Herve van der Straeten

 

Friedman Benda

Friedman Benda

 

Alain Marcelpoil

Alain Marcelpoil

 

David Ghezelbash

David Ghezelbash

 

Jousse Enterprise

Jousse Enterprise

 

 

Gallery 88

Gallery 88

 

 

David Collins restaurant

David Collins restaurant

 

 

The Telegraph Luxury breakfast and discussion 'Living with art and design: why we collect' at the David Collins restaurant

The Telegraph Luxury breakfast and discussion ‘Living with art and design: why we collect’ at the David Collins restaurant

 

 

David Collins bar

David Collins bar

 

 

 

 

PAD LONDON 2014





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Firmly established on the international art and design calendar and as one of
 A-Gent of Style‘s unmissable and most cherished  rendez-vous on the London design scene, the boutique-sized Pavilion of Art and Design (now commonly known as PAD) is returning to London for the 8th time this week inside its now iconic black marquee set amongst the trees of Berkeley Square. For A-Gent of Style, the build-up and anticipation to discover what is in store but also to catch up with some of his favourites antique dealers have reached fever pitch. In less than 24 hours, all will be revealed at the collectors’ preview.


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DATES

15- 19 October 2014
Berkeley Square, W1
www.pad-fairs.com

OPENING HOURS
Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 October 11am – 8pm
Sunday 19 October 11am – 6pm

For the first time this year HSBC is the official partner of PAD London. This follows the bank’s sponsorship of PAD Paris for the 9th consecutive year.


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Representing 10 countries from around the world, a roster of 62 galleries – 28 of which design specialists, 45 returning galeristes and 17 newcomers – will showcase coveted, collectible objets with categories ranging from historical and contemporary design, modern art, jewellery to photography, decorative and tribal arts.


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For A-Gent of Style, one of the most appealing attributes about PAD is its non-negotiable attitude to refuse to expand, as opposed to some of its overwhelming counterparts, and the discerning integrity of its CEO and committee to favour quality over quantity and exert their curatorial expertise in expertly vetting participants. And judging from the list of participants, this year will not disappoint. The crème de la crème of dealers and galeristes will exhibit some of their most prestigious and exclusive pieces in innovative and stunning displays, or vignettes. Rather than looking like sterile showroom stands, some of these decorative panoramas are like miss-en-scènes with astonishing combinations of wares interacting and living harmoniously next to each other. Eclecticism, authenticity and connoisseurship are key at the boutique fair where collectors, interiors specialists, design practitioners, art consultants, museum experts and the public gather to share their passion for the decorative arts.

This year’s most anticipated arrival is Sèvres, Cité de la Céramique, of the venerable porcelains and ceramics firm and museum, which will exhibit its collaborations with various artists in the last 100 years such as Ettore Sottsass and Aldo Bakker. 


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And last but not least, David Collins Studio has been chosen this year to design the temporary bar and restaurant as a tribute to the late David Collins, and has created an environment which sits in harmony with the temporary structure, the location and incredible array of exhibitors, which will offer visitors a space to rest, drink and dine. Knowing the Studio’s remarkable reputation, the result will be nothing short of a feast for the eyes and huge success.


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Utilising iconic materials from their archive of world class bars and restaurants, the Studio has re-created and re-interpreted these materials in new and unusual ways for the installation, creating something new, unique and fun.

Poignantly, the entrance of the space features the tributary ‘Collins’ chandelier designed by David Collins and produced by Lobmeyr. Walls and flooring are executed in The Studio’s signature navy blue. A mass of all encompassing voluminous ceiling pendants are reminiscent of the 1950s. Printed textures and signature natural materials inspired by antique marble have been rescaled in the form of ink jet table cloths, printed rugs and cushions. Classic bentwood furniture has been re-imagined in blue. David Collins Studio have worked in collaboration with Ruinart to create a textile and gold leaf back bar. Interior landscaping of varied planting has been designed to marry the exterior park with the marquee interior.


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LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2014: THE HIGHLIGHTS



 

 

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Until the next installment of Design Week next spring, here are A-Gent of Style‘s picks of his favourite stands at Decorex this year at Syon Park (including the Redloh House Fabrics stand he worked on, of course) and some of the highlights he had the great fortune to attend. A busy, enthralling week.


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De Gournay

De Gournay

 

De Gournay

De Gournay

 

De Gournay

De Gournay

 

World of Interiors

World of Interiors

 

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Front

 

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Eley Kishimoto

 

Redloh House Fabrics

Redloh House Fabrics

 

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Redloh House Fabrics

 

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Redloh House Fabrics

 

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Redloh House Fabrics

 

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Redloh House Fabrics

 

Redloh House Fabrics

Redloh House Fabrics

 

Redloh House Fabrics

Redloh House Fabrics



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Vanderhurd

Vanderhurd

 

Vanderhurd

Vanderhurd



The Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company

The Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company

 

 

Sir John Soane museum

Sir John Soane museum

 

Sir John Soane museum

Sir John Soane’s museum





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Fromental

Fromental

 

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Locker & Riley

 

Little Greene

Little Greene

 

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Little Greene

Little Greene

 

Tape Cafe

Tape Cafe

 

Dering Hall

Dering Hall

 

Dandelion

Dandylion

 

Konig colours

Konig colours

 

Bert Frank

Bert Frank

 

Munna

Munna

 

Christopher Jenner

Christopher Jenner

 

House & Garden

House & Garden

 

Pouenat

Pouenat

 

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Stevensons of Norwich



Atkey & Company

Atkey & Company Ltd

 

Atkey & Company

Atkey & Company

 

House of Hackney

House of Hackney

 

Studio Lucid

Studio Lucid



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A Rum Fellow

A Rum Fellow

 

A Rum Fellow

A Rum Fellow




Loomah

Loomah

 

Thibault

Thibault

 

A Rake's Progress

A Rake’s Progress – The Heir by Edward Bulmer with Soane Britain

 

A Rake's Progress

A Rake’s Progress – The Heir by Edward Bulmer with Soane Britain

 

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A Rake’s Progress – The Levee by Nigel Coates



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A Rake’s Progress – The Levee by Nigel Coates

 

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A Rake's Progress

A Rake’s Progress – The Marriage by Kit Kemp with De Gournay

 

A Rake's Progress

A Rake’s Progress – The Marriage by Kit Kemp with De Gournay

 

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A Rake's Progress

A Rake’s Progress – The Orgy by Russell Sage with Fromental



A Rake's Progress

A Rake’s Progress – The Orgy by Russell Sage with Fromental

 

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A Rake’s Progress – The Arrest by Peter Phan with Andrew Martin, Samuel & Sons and Simpsons



A Rake's Progress

A Rake’s Progress – The Arrest by Peter Phan with Andrew Martin, Samuel & Sons and Simpsons



Waterworks soiree hosted by Nina Campbell

Waterworks soiree hosted by Nina Campbell

 

Waterworks soiree hosted by Nina Campbell

Waterworks soiree hosted by Nina Campbell

 

Waterworks soiree hosted by Nina Campbell

Waterworks soiree hosted by Nina Campbell

 

The LAPADA dinner

The LAPADA dinner

 

The LAPADA dinner

The LAPADA dinner

 

The LAPADA dinner

The LAPADA dinner, guest at the Soane Britain’s table

 

Christie's Noble House sale preview

Christie’s Noble House sale preview

 

Christie's Noble House sale preview

Christie’s Noble House sale preview

 

Christie's Noble House sale preview

Christie’s Noble House sale preview

 

Christie's Noble House sale preview

Christie’s Noble House sale preview

 

Christie's Noble House sale preview

Christie’s Noble House sale preview

 

Christie's Noble House sale preview

Christie’s Noble House sale preview

 

Christie's Noble House sale preview

Christie’s Noble House sale preview

 

Christie's Noble House sale preview

Christie’s Noble House sale preview

 

Christie's Noble House sale preview

Christie’s Noble House sale preview

 

House & Garden book launch for Fifties House at Home House

House & Garden book launch for Fifties House at Home House

 

House & Garden book launch for Fifties House at Home House

House & Garden book launch for Fifties House at Home House

 

House & Garden book launch for Fifties House at Home House

House & Garden book launch for Fifties House at Home House

 

House & Garden book launch for Fifties House at Home House

House & Garden book launch for Fifties House at Home House

 

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