Paris’ famed Pavilion of Art and Design recently made its much-anticipated stateside debut and Sue attended the Preview Night as a guest of 1stdibs, an S. B. Long favorite and sponsor of the fair. Design plays a more prominent role at PAD than at many of the other major art fairs – exhibitors showcased new and vintage furniture and decorative objects in addition to new work from top international artists. Three exhibitors in particular stood out to Sue:
Chahan (winner of PAD’s top exhibitor award) presented bold, textured pieces, including stunning turquoise designs (you may recall from Sue’s holiday wish list that she loves turquoise jewelry). The wall and lamps in the photo above exemplified their nuanced, sculptural aesthetic.
Silver Water, by Nancy Lorenz (2010)
Chahan’s exhibit also boasted a series of works by Nancy Lorenz, an abstract artist Sue adores.
L’Arc en Seine offered furniture elevated to an art form, and Sue was especially taken with this Jean-Michel Frank cabinet.
Jean-David Botella presented a beautiful collection of Jean Despres silver objects with a chic, modern look.
If you’d like to learn more about this landmark design show, The New York Times ran an excellent review. We predict it will become a perennial highlight of the New York art season.