The Best Of Salon Art + Design in New York: Part One – Salon Art + Design happens once a year, every November, at the iconic Park Avenue Armory. Between November 8 – 12, 2018, the seventh edition of this fair produced by Sanford Smith + Associates showcased 56 galleries that represented 11 countries, including 30 international galleries that were focused in showing either historical, modern or contemporary furniture, design and art. From classic and abstract pieces to Art Nouveau, Deco, Mid-Century Modern or the latest work of emerging artists, Salon Art + Design is meant to be for every art lover. We are here to show you our favorite highlights from this year’s edition.
ammann//gallery – Cologne, Germany (See more here)
Gabrielle Ammann has collaborated with the most significant figures in architecture and design including Ron Arad or Zaha Hadid and, in 2006, she created a permanent gallery space to create a forum to explore the intersection between architecture, fine art, and design, present both works by well-known designers but also emerging ones.
“wood fossil coffee table 01” by Studio Nucleo, 2013 – an exclusive piece produced for ammann//gallery, made with epoxy resin and wood
Galerie BSL – Paris, France (See more here)
This gallery exhibits refined and innovative works that challenge the established borders of art and design. The works that are exposed are usually one-offs or in very limited edition.
“Crescent Sofa (Blue)” by Charles Kalpakian, 2017 – only produced 8 signed pieces, made with fabric upholstery and stainless steel with brass finish
Friedman Benda – New York, USA (See more here)
This gallery founded in 2007 represents established and emerging designers from across the world and multiple generations, having an important role in the development of the contemporary design market and scholarship.
“Fruiting Habits” by Jonathan Trayte, 2018 – made with powder-coated steel, polymer plaster, pigments, crushed marble, light fitting, and fabric
Gallery FUMI – London, UK (See more here)
This gallery exposes contemporary design and works with designers who have a shared commitment to materials and how they may be explored physically and conceptually.
“Cabinet (Onyx on Oak)” by Francesco Perini, 2018 – a unique piece, made with oak and onyx
Garrido Gallery – Madrid, Spain (See more here)
One of the most innovative galleries that works with silver nowadays and uses dying techniques to create modern designs.
“Aristas Console” by Garrido – limited edition of 8 pieces, made with nickel plated metal with texture and anthracite
David Gill Gallery – London, UK (See more here)
Opened in 2012, the gallery presents us with the work of some of the world’s most successful contemporary artists and designers and David Gill has been a positive influence in discovering new talents in these last thirty years, receiving several recognition by the French government – such as the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts & des Lettres and the Officier of the Ordre des Arts & des Lettres.
“Console ‘Freeze’” by Sebastian ErraZuriz, 2017 – made with white salt marble, marble composite, and wood
Cristina Grajales Gallery – New York, USA (See more here)
Created in 2001, this gallery has established itself in specializing in design made by emerging contemporary designers but also on showing masterpieces of the twentieth century.
“White Lava Cabinet” by Christophe Côme, 2017 – made with iron and glazed lava stone