PAD London celebrates 10 years in its location of Berkeley Square. PAD is rooted in the tradition of French Decorative and when it launched in 2007 it became the first London fair to bring art and design under one roof.
There will be 66 international galleries are participating in this year’s edition, with 14 newcomers and 52 returning exhibitors PAD will cover a wide range of art and design with artefacts dating from the 1st Millennium BC to the present day.
Contemporary design sees the arrival of Sarah Myerscough, showcasing an extraordinary set of eye-catching sculptural pieces by designers Joseph Walsh and Christopher Duffy, specially commissioned for the fair. New bronze cast furniture by American artist-designer Michele Oka Doner will be the focus of a solo exhibit at David Gill, whilst Maria Wettergren introduces bold sculpted works by Danish designer Rasmus Fenhann.
Post-war design category comes with the arrival of Galerie Le Beau from Brussels, dedicating their inaugural exhibit to Danish designer Poul Kjaerholm, and French specialist Alexandre Guillemain presenting exceptional pieces by Japanese American modernist George Nakashima. Oscar Graf and Blairman both place a focus on British Arts & Crafts with iconic works by Christopher Dresser, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and copper designs by William Arthur Benson Smith.
Modern Art includes Opera Gallery making its debut at PAD with a focus on Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger, alongside pop artists Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. Richard Green, also new to the fair, places an important masterpiece by Marc Chagall in the spotlight, whilst Aktis Gallery concentrates on the sculptural work of Cuban artist Agustín Cárdenas. Repetto reinforces the representation of post-war Italian art, with exceptional works by Giorgio Morandi and Fausto Melotti.
This year, the PAD London Restaurant and Ruinart bar will be designed by celebrated interior designer Veere Grenney, who will introduce his refined signature touch, mixing past and present, classic and modern to deliver an elegant dining experience. The Moët Hennessy-PAD London Prize is returning with a revived panel of luminaries from the worlds of design, art and fashion, chaired by Jasper Conran. Over twenty judges will preview the fair and select the winners in the following categories: Best Contemporary Design, Best 20th Century Decorative Art and Best Stand.
PAD London : 5 – 9 October 2016 Berkeley Square, W1
Opening Hours : Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8 October 11am-8pm Sunday 9 October 11am-6pm
Tickets – Online purchase available Adults: £25 Students (with valid ID card): £15
Free entrance for children
If you would like more information about PAD London, visit the website here
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