The Salon: Art + Design, November 9-13


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On the heels of the SOFA Chicago, there’s now a fair coming to New York City featuring “the world’s most influential galleries in art, architecture, and design.” The Salon: Art + Design opens on Thursday, November 9th, and runs through Monday the 13th at the Park Avenue Armory.

I’ve been finding myself more-interested in design lately and wanted to preview this fair, to see if I could dig up some exhibitors of interest that I would like to see if I’m able to get in and see the show. Here’s a few that caught my attention:

Check out this piece – it’s a tall mineral commode in nickel plated metal with a walnut interior, by the Garrido Gallery in Madrid, Spain. Garrido is a family-run workshop begun by Damián fifty years ago and carried on today by his two children, Juan and Paloma, who approach their designs with an avant-garde sensibility. WHen both doors are closed, this commode almost looks like a cubist creation … I love it!

tall mineral commode by the Garrido Gallery in Madrid

Here’s a pair of turquoise coffee tables by the designer Kam Tin, featured at Maison Rapin in Paris. They’re made with bronze, brass, and covered with turquoise … but don’t expect to pick up a pair of these whenever you feel like it; they’re part of a limited edition of 25.

turquoise coffee tables designed by Kam Tin at Maison Rapin

This pair of objects are by Reinier Bosch, featured at Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design, based in The Netherlands. At left is the “Ink Writer” table lamp, and at right is a table titled “Secret Lagoon,” both from “The Melting Series,” a series of furniture that seems to melt where the objects are each made as one piece.

The Melting Series furniture by Reinier Bosch

Check out this time-lapse video showing the fair set-up, fair event, and take-down back to the empty Armory, all in less than 2 minutes …

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