With The Salon Art+Design the spaces of the Park Avenue Armory in New York are transformed into a stage featuring original works presented by 52 international galleries, invited to narrate the visions of rising talents in dialogue with the great masters of the 20th century.
A voyage into vintage, modern and contemporary, with protagonists of the world of collecting like the galleries R&Company, Friedman Benda, The Future Perfect, David Gill, and their original creations, including furnishings and lamps of exceptional refinement.
In this treasure trove, works by Ron Arad, Fernando & Humberto Campana, Misha Kahn and Gio Ponti stand out, just to name a few names, inside eclectic displays and site-specific installations produced by the event’s partners.
Inside the Drill Hall, OTTRA – an atelier founded in Brooklyn by Sofia and Adam Zimmerman and known for its sculptural furnishings – presents an impressive floor mirror, as well as a sofa with an asymmetrical form, a recent winner of the NYCxDesign Award.
In the Colonel’s Room the studio Refractory, opened in Chicago by Angie West and Alberto Vélez, relies on a distinctive language between functional art and collectible design, with one-offs made by hand by master craftsmen, invited to experiment with material magic.
To offer guests a refuge for relaxation, the interior design firm frenchCALIFORNIA, opened by Guillaume Coutheillas in San Francisco and New York, transforms the Collectors Lounge into an elegant, intimate salon.
“After a highly successful, though smaller, fair in 2021,” says Jill Bokor, Executive Director of the event, “we look forward to the return of many of the international galleries who were unable to participate because of the pandemic. They will be joined by newcomers from Los Angeles, Texas, Egypt, France and New York.”
The event continues to grow, bringing in new exhibitors this year, including France’s Armel Soyer, a gallery for decorative arts of the 20th century, and Galerie Scene Ouverte, with contemporary design pieces; from Egypt, Le Lab Atelier presents the creative vision of the Middle East, while the American Mindy Solomon Gallery promotes innovative concepts of art-design talents.
The Armory is transformed into a striking destination, paced by the settings orchestrated by the two main partners: Apparatus, with collections of furnishings and lighting driven by modernism, and the excellence of the Grand Vintage Collection by Moët & Chandon.