PAD has been part of the most important design events in the world and has become a magnet for international collectors of design and decorative arts for more than two decades. Established in Paris by Patrick Perrin in 1997, the Pavilion of Art & Design established a London edition 11 years ago, which pops up in Berkeley Square each autumn. This year (from January 31 to February 4), PAD has expanded its reach once again and bring its unique cocktail of opulent and extravagant artworks, antiquities, jewellery and furniture to the Swiss contemporary and modern art fair ArtGenève.
MAISON RAPIN – 88 GALLERY
20th Century Decorative Arts France, Hong Kong
Maison Rapin features a selection of furniture and artwork of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and historical curiosities. An unusual space opposite to the Louvre which features major artists, Robert Goossens, the famous craftsman of Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, Roberto Rida, Marc Bankowsky … The icons of Italian decorative arts: Gio Ponti, Osvaldo Borsani, Franco Albini, Guglielmo Ulrich … And the English painter and sculptor of Op Art, Marc Cavell. An eclectic and prolific gallery where styles and periods collide.
Lorenz Bäumer is an atypical and innovative creator.
After having brought Louis Vuitton’s jewellery to the heights of haute joaillerie during his seven-year tenure as Artistic Director and having designed Chanel’s most emblematic jewellery collections for twenty years, Lorenz Bäumer is now completely dedicated to his own company, created 25 years ago.
Recognized and held in high esteem by his peers, Lorenz Bäumer had the honour to be chosen among jewellers worldwide in 2010 by Princess Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert II of Monaco to design the jewellery piece of their wedding: the marvellous tiara “Ecume de Diamants.”
HOM LE XUAN
Contemporary Design France, Switzerland
Hom‘s furniture is a statement. The simple forms of the pieces he designs conceal an unusual balance between strong materials and clean lines. The elegance of his furniture stems from his imagination, from his drawing skills and the talent of the various trades that contribute to bringing to life an item sketched on paper. It is with his vocation as a sculptor that Hom le Xuan devotes himself to the creation of these rare and unique pieces, where the warmth of wood combines with the flash of steel and the glint of copper or slate.
Contemporary Design Spain
Stark and architectonic, the designs of Juan and Paloma Garrido not only are influenced by crystalline structures from nature, but also the forceful and geometric gestures of contemporary architecture.
GALERIE PATRICK GUTKNECHT
20th Century Decorative Arts Switzerland, France
In September 2000 Patrick Gutknecht opened his gallery specializing in 20th-century decorative arts, photography and antique canes in the heart of Geneva’s old town.
GALERIE MARIA WETTERGREN
Contemporary Design, France
Maria Wettergren opened her gallery in 2010 in Paris Saint Germain and specializes in contemporary Scandinavian design and art. The gallery equally represents unique and limited edition works by Japanese designers, as well as kinetic photographs by modernist artists.
20th Century Decorative Arts, France
The Galerie Marcilhac is undoubtedly the oldest Parisian gallery devoted to the Decorative Arts of the twentieth century. Located in the heart of the 6th arrondissement, under the direction of Félix-Félix Marcilhac, the gallery presents unique works from the 1920’s to the 1940’s. Galerie Marcilhac has established itself internationally as one of the most important galleries specializing in the Decorative Arts, due to the careful selection of pieces by leading French decorators.
20th Century Decorative Arts, Belgium
Anne Autegarden became an antique dealer, alongside her father, at a very young age. She quickly discovered a passion for 20th century decorative furniture.
20th Century Decorative Arts France
A specialist in furniture and objets d’art from the 1940s to the present, Alexandre Guillemain, also present at the Marché Paul Bert in Saint-Ouen, offers in his gallery a rigorous selection of pieces by Pierre Paulin, Gio Ponti, Charlotte Perriand, Jean Royère, Hans Wegner or Carlo Mollino.