An amalgamation of exquisite wares, Salon Art + Design showcased imaginative, inspirational design for homes and art lovers
By: Isabelle Kellogg
Posted on: December 2, 2021
Pieter Maes' Palindrome Chairs at Gallerie Les Ateliers Courbet
The word “salon” conjures up a social gathering of curious individuals exchanging ideas across the categories of fine arts and literature. This year, one of the most anticipated international art fairs returned to Manhattan’s Park Avenue Armory for its 10th anniversary. Salon Art + Design, a vetted fair, never fails to dazzle and inspire collectors and visitors with its stylishly curated booths showcasing vintage, modern and contemporary art and design. Its vernissage is one of the most anticipated autumn events on the East Coast. And we’re so glad it was back after a pandemic hiatus.
The exhibitor list read like a who’s who of international galleries with 20th century furniture, lighting fixtures and art. What’s unique about this design fair is that booths are curated to resemble livable spaces, offering visitors the opportunity to get design tips as they browse the exhibits.
We highlight some of the covetable installations of furniture and objets d’art from the nearly 50 exhibitors at this year’s design fair.
Priveekollektie, translated private collection, is a gallery from Holland owned by Dutch collectors Irving and Miriam van Dijk. They help collectors form their personal collections of contemporary art and collectible design. One of the most unique sculptures in the show is Hans-van-Houwelingen’s pottery and leather suit of armour (2019) made from glazed pottery by the centuries-old Dutch company Royal Tichelaar Makkum.
The porcelain and leather Hans van Houwelinge armour at Gallery Privekollektie
Les Ateliers Courbet unveiled its inaugural Editions Courbet collection with limited-edition furniture by Belgian-born designer Pieter Maes. His series of sculptural tables and chairs, rendered in fluid forms of oak wood and Veneto stone, are inspired by 20th-century artists Isamu Noguchi and Constantin Brancusi.
Paris-based Galerie Chastel-Marechal’s serene setting features a soft white interior filled with plushly covered furniture and sconces while New York’s Lost City Arts is a mid-century lover’s dream as tribal influences reflect in their iconic chairs, tables, side boards and lighting fixtures.
Lost City Arts
Everything is available for purchase and more information can be found here.