Located in the centre of Berkeley Square in Mayfair, PAD London returns with its eclectic blend of Design, Modern Art, Decorative Arts, Photography and Tribal Art. In its ninth year, the event has built up a reputation for being a showcase for some of the world’s most desirable art and design pieces. This year, 63 international galleries present a wide variety of highest quality works for collectors, consultants, specialists, and the public alike.
Some of the highlights include Michael Goedhuis (UK/China/USA) whose selection of delicate contemporary Chinese ink paintings include several works by renowned master Wei Ligang. Ligang combines the great tradition of modern Chinese calligraphy with the influences of Western abstraction. Art Deco is well represented by Jean-Jacques Dutko (France/UK), Siegelson (USA) and Oscar Graf (France).
Contemporary ceramic is well represented by Barnaby Barford, whose six meter ‘Tower of Babel’ is currently installed at the V&A, he unveils his new ceramic collection of droplet sculptures at David Gill (UK). Katie Malone’s cubic formed stoneware and Hitomi Hosono’s delicate porcelain leaf designs are displayed at Adrian Sassoon (UK), while Sèvres (France) showcases Naoto Fukasa’s ‘Vase Métro’.
Contemporary design furniture is represented by Friedman Benda (USA) who premieres new work by Paul Cocksedge, whose gravity-defying ‘Poise’ won last year’s coveted Moët Hennessy-PAD London Prize, Nilufar displays cobalt blue cabinets embellished with vintage glass by Robert Giulio Rida and Lindsay Adelman’s cascading ‘Cherry Bomb’ lights. Striking stone fossils in resin by Italian design collective Nucleo can be found at Ammann (Germany), while Carpenters (UK/France) stages a solo exhibit of Wendell Castle’s Made in a Dream bronze sculptures. Contemporary and post-war Scandinavian design is featured with mahogany Daybed by 20th Century Danish designer Kaare Klint at Modernity (Sweden) and Mogens Volten’s iconic 1930s ‘Copenhagen’ chair at Rose Uniacke (UK).
Photography is always popular at the event and exhibitors have unearthed some rare pieces, Michael Hoppen (UK) offers works by 20th Century masters Henri Cartier-Bresson and Man Ray, Daniel Blau (Germany/UK) offers a selection of vintage NASA photographs from the influential space missions that dominated the 1960s and 70s, including the unmanned 1967 Lunar Orbiter V mission, capturing the the Moon’s surface.
The Moët Hennessy PAD London Prize returns with a prestigious panel of judges including Julia Peyton-Jones, Elizabeth Saltzman, Nigel Coates, Allegra Hicks and Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Three awards will be presented in the following categories: Best Contemporary Design, Best 20th Century Decorative Art work and Best Stand.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit the PAD website here
14- 18 October 2015
Location – Berkeley Square, W1
Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th October 11am – 8pm
Sunday 18 October 11am – 6pm
Students (with valid ID card): £10
Free entrance for children under 15
Tickets can be purchased online or at the entrance
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