Now in its fourth year, the small but perfectly formed -and rather glamorous- Pavilion of Art & Design is back in London, with fifty of the most respected international dealers gathering on Berkeley Square from 13 to 17 October. Expect some iconic pieces from 1860 to the present in the fields of modern art, design, decorative arts, photography and tribal arts…“Tour Eiffel”, Robert Delaunay, 1929 (Hopkins Custot Gallery)
It is this time of the year again, when Frieze -London’s most famous art fair- brings together art lovers and collectors, in a frenzy of exhibitions, openings and parties. Of all the satellite events organised to coincide with Frieze, the Pavilion of Art & Design London (or “PAD”)- is one of the most successful, and has gone from strength to strength since its creation four years ago.
Founded by Frenchmen Patrick Perrin and Stéphane Custot, respectively based in Paris and London, PAD presents a historical panorama of covetable pieces from 1860 to the present, brought together by galleries from London, Paris, New York, Milan, Geneva, Barcelona, Brussels and Zurich. Small but perfectly formed, and with a relaxed atmosphere, it has the added bonus to be centrally located in Mayfair and sufficiently edited to be entirely browsed during the lunch pause.
Amongst its offering, collectors can find an eclectic range of modern art, design, decorative arts, photography and tribal arts, which includes contemporary glass, Art Deco, 20th century American furniture, tribal art, artist-made jewellery, rare prints and cutting-edge furniture (see the Carpenters Workshop Gallery for example). So visitors can expect to find paintings by Bridget Riley, photographies by Peter Beard, sofas by Zaha Hadid, jewellery by Picasso, and much more. On the whole, it is pricey, but definitely inspirational…
www.padlondon.net Pavilion of Art & Design London, Berkeley Square W1 (Bond Street, Green Park): 11am-7pm, 13-17 October 2010. Entrance fee: £20.
Below: 1960s table by Paul Evans (Lamberty Antiques) and “Copper Age” by Nucleo, 2010 (Gabrielle Ammann Gallery)