The return of the long-awaited NYC fair, Salon Art + Design happen this year, at the Park Avenue Armory, marking its 10th edition. Inspiration and Ideas will share the best of this year’s edition, so if you weren’t able to attend the event, this is your chance to catch up with one of the most important fairs in NYC for art enthusiasts.
Tamagawa Norio at Onishi Gallery
A first time for Onishi Gallery at the design and fair, representing contemporary Japanese metalwork artists. Called “The Eternal Beauty of Metal”, the exhibition represented Osumi Yukie’s philosophy. The artist was the first female Living National Treasure in metal art.
One of the best debuts at Salon Art & Design was Pieter Maes’s new furniture collection. Sleek, sensual, and fluid pieces were born from the collaboration of the designer with a group of master artisans in Europe using time-honoured techniques. All design enthusiastic got impressed with Maes’s fresh take on timeless forms.
Steen Ipsen at Hostler Burrows
Ceramic acquires new meaning with Steen Ipsen’s world. The Danish artist crafts hand-built circular, elliptical, and biomorphic shapes. “Matter and Hand: Ten Artists In Denmark” was one of the standout stars on view at Hostler Burrows in New York.
Spin Love at Todd Merrill
This was the result of the work of 15 talented craftsman people, working across different design categories, who each spent more than seven months making different sections, without knowing how the final piece would turn out. Created by Lionel Jadot, the final eye-catching table, titled Spin Love was the centrepiece at Todd Merrill Studio’s booth.
Ayala Serfaty at Maison Gerard
Ayala Serfaty has kept leaving a mark in the world of contemporary design, crafting conceptual lights and furniture. The Israeli artist present this upholstery chair at Salon Art & Design, which was crafted with layers of finely woven felt and recalls organic forms of nature, like coral or crystalline rocks.
Liam Lee at Patrick Parrish
You probably didn’t notice at first sight that the dazzling, brightly coloured forms created by Liam Lee are actually made out of hand-dyed, needle-felted wool. The artist examines the tension between the man-made and the natural environment. This exhibition was one of the best contemporary designs presented at Salon Art & Design last week.
Studio Job at R & Company
R & Company is already known in the interior design world for its extraordinary collectable design pieces This time, that famous gallery presented a series of large-scale, bronze illuminated sculptures by Studio Job, at Salon Art & Design. Modern and traditional techniques come together in Studio Job’s works to produce one-of-a-kind objects.
Silvia Furmanovich’s Design Debut
Silvia Furmanovich unravelled her design collection, a tribute to the Amazon. The Brazilian artist adapted her signature use of Brazilian wood marquetry in jewellery into a toadstool stool and a side table inspired by a leaf skeleton as well as beautiful vases, bowls, and mirrors.