Art Fair PAD London inspired by nature and tribal art

PAD London Courtesy of Meubles et Lumières


The 12th edition of the Pavilion of Art and Design PAD London art fair in Berkley Square W1 in Mayfair is worth a stop to catch the latest in art, design and decorative arts before heading off to other destinations in the world.  PAD London Courtesy of Avant-ScèneThe inspiring art trade show combines modern art, photography, decorative and tribal art in a unique way. The overarching trend this year is the heavy influence of nature in the designs and displays from international galleries.  PAD London Courtesy of Gallery Mouvements ModernesA visit to PAD London is like an outing to a wonderful museum. The pieces curated for the show speak of authenticity, flair, and passion. The galleries from North America, Europe, and Asia as much as the collectors, art consultants, museum experts, interior specialists, and design practitioners paid close attention to every detail. Attendees will not be disappointed by the overall result.  PAD London Courtesy of 18 Davies StreetSome galleries warrant a special mention. First-time exhibitor Roman designer Achilles Salvagni shows a new edition of the Spider chandelier in a striking Blue de Savoie set in a booth inspired by the African Sahara, and Maasai, a new modular shelving system in wood and bronze combining mid-century design and tribal art.  PAD London Courtesy of Achille Salvagni (1)Modern art expert Helene Bailly showcases pieces from ceramicist Karen Swami where more of the influences of organic material and natural forms emerge as is felt throughout the trade show.  Swami’s poetic minimal vases with a touch of Japanese traditional stoneware elicit positive emotions for the beholder.  PAD London Courtesy of Karen Swami (1)PAD London prominently presents collectible jewelry and wearable art dating from vintage to contemporary. French designer Lorenz Baumer, former Artistic Director for high jewelry at Louis Vuitton and creator of emblematic collections at Chanel, showcases architectural pieces that reflect his education as an engineer and his passion for poetry, nature, and color. The innovative work in titanium of Glenn Spiro, master British jeweler and former Christie’s expert, leave visitors in awe.  PAD London Courtesy of NegropontesIn addition, the display of tribal art and antiques, 20th-century design and art, makes this show unique. The PAD London Prize with an eclectic panel of judges who hand out three awards for ‘Best Contemporary Design’, ‘Best 20th-century design’, and ‘Best Stand’ is a prestigious accolade for any gallery to have.  PAD London Courtesy of G by Glenn Spiro (1)Even the PAD London restaurant and Ruinart Champagne Bar is clad in design. A floral display by Parisian florist Stephane Chappelle transforms the place into a sculpted location.  PAD London Courtesy of Hervé van der StraetenThe 68 galleries from 12 countries at PAD London are open until 7 October 2018. It is a sister trade show of the first-time PAD Geneva that impressed attendees earlier this year.  PAD London Courtesy of Lorenz Baumer (2)

Photos are courtesy of PAD London and galleries (see photo credits in image name)

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