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PAD Paris 2018: Check Out What’s Happening in the City of LightsFriday 6 April 2018
PAD Paris 2018: Check Out What’s Happening in the City of Lights – The most talented Design Galleries of the 20th century and Contemporary Design galleries come together for the 22nd edition of PAD PARIS and prove once again that Paris remains the international capital of Creation and Taste.
New exhibitors have joined the tenors of these specialties and are perfectly illustrating the eclecticism and ambitions of PAD Paris, among them: Demachy Sinceux Gallery, Mahaux, Missakian, Portuondo, Damien Tison and WA Design Gallery in 20th century decorative arts, Gallery Italienne, Veta Stefanidou Tsoukala, Mougin Gallery and Maison Pouenat in contemporary design, Ming’ k-i Gallery in Asian art, Hélène Bailly in modern art and Louiselio and Thomas Fritsch in glass and ceramic. This year, Studio PAD Paris is entrusted to the architect-curator Charles Zana.
PAD Prize 2018, chaired by Marie-Laure Jousset, gathers a jury of collectors, critics, curators, architects and interior architects specialised in Design and 20th century Decorative Arts. The jury, which is composed by Anne-Pierre d’Albis, Sylvie de Chirée, Guy Cogeval, Vincent Darré, India Mahdavi, Artur Miranda, amongst others, will designate the prize for the Best Stand, the prize of the 20th Century Decorative Art, and the prize of Contemporary Design.
“The PAD refreshed the image of Decorative Arts from the 40’s to 70’s, which highly stimulated the market. This is also a fair which attract very diverse personalities, from the universe of fashion, design but also amateurs and new collectors.”- Jacques Bec and Artur Miranda
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This year, Studio PAD Paris is entrusted to the architect-curator Charles Zana. The Studio is imagined as a private collector’s lounge. Charles Zana presents his creations including the “Alexandra” signature sofa, the “Cornouaill” armchairs and Cogolin carpets from the Variamen collection.
A large library presents Ettore Sottsass ceramics exhibited in Venice during the last Biennale. The perforations in the facade refer to Scarpa, the two-tone graphic composition of the walls structures the space in a “classical contemporary” spirit.
The floor covered with rough pine parquet contrasts with the sophistication of the exhibited pieces. The colourful ambience is warm, mahogany velvet of the large Pierre Frey fabric sofa “teddy bear” in blackened pine and walnut from the library, standing out on green walls “sage” underlined with black “soot”.
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Source: PAD Paris
Images from: PAD Paris 2017