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PAD London: 12 design pieces not to be missed under any circumstance

 

The famous design fair opened its doors in London (until October 9th in Berkeley Square, Mayfair). Numéro has chosen the 12 new or exceptional pieces not to be missed under any circumstance.

STUDIO DRIFT, FLYLIGHT, 2015, GLASS, WIRE, ELECTRONICS, HALOGEN LIGHTS, ANODISED ALUMINIUM, H236 L320 W200 CM / H92.9 L126 W78.7 IN.​

CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY - PAD LONDON

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1. STUDIO DRIFT’S SWARM OF BIRDS

 

Installed at the entrance of PAD, the Carpenters Workshop Gallery proposed pieces by Fernando and Humberto Campana (the Bolotas chairs), by Ingrid Donat (a bronze coffee table), Vincenzo De Cotiis and Kendell Geers (very beautiful pieces influenced by tribal art). But it’s the two offerings from Studio Drift that drew the most attention. The most monumental Flylight, stretched up three meters and resembles a flock of birds or a cloud of light, with every piece of glass having been hand-crafted. As ever with the Studio Drift, each piece is a response to a specific order. This work was produced for a boutique in Miami in an even more monumental format. There, as at PAD, the light reacts with the movements of the visitors…

 

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LONNEKE GORDIJN & RALPH NAUTA, FRAGILE FUTURE 3.11, 2012, DANDELION SEED, PHOSPHORUS BRONZE, LED, PERSPEX   H44 L23 W23 CM / H17.3 L9 W9 IN.
CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY - PAD LONDON

LIMITED EDITION OF 20 + 4 AP

 

2. THE DANDELION LAMP BY STUDIO DRIFT

 

Just as poetic, the smaller format light by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta (Studio Drift) Fragile Future 3.11 (2012) mixes bronze structure, LED lights and real dandelion pistils stuck on by hand. Once again a much more imposing chandelier version had already been made for a special order in Miami.

 

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View from Suzanne Syz stall conceived by John M. Armleder.

 

3. THE POP COLLABORATION BETWEEN SUZANNE SYZ AND JOHN M. ARMLEDER

 

The collector and jewellery designer Suzanne Syz came up with the excellent idea this year of asking artist John M. Armleder to make not only showcases for her jewellery but also to cover the walls with his works. Undoubtedly the most successful space in the Fair, it was psychedelic pop meets romantic fantasy.

 

www.suzannesyz.ch

Hervé Van der Straeten, Console Pipe Show n° 527 Multicouleur, 2016, multicolor inox tubes, L 160 x l 36,5 x H 75 - 180 kg.

 

4 and 5. HERVÉ VAN DER STRAETEN’S CONSOLE TABLES

 

Among the innovations presented by designer Hervé Van der Straeten was the superb rainbow vision of coloured tubes that made his ConsolePipe Show and a Console Ruban that was more understated but just as successful.

 

www.vanderstraeten.fr

Hervé Van der Straeten, Console Ruban n°518, subtle wood tray, velvet veal skin in the shade Nabab and mirror polished brass. L 110 x l 42 x H 83,5 cm - 20 kg.

 

 

Unique ceramic piece by Lee Ufan

photo G.Jonca / Sèvres - Cite de la céramique

 

6. ARTIST LEE UFAN’S CERAMICS

 

On its stand the Cité de la céramique of Sèvres unveiled the extraordinary creations of Korean artist Lee Ufan (a guest at the Château de Versailles in 2014) currently working there in residence. His ceramic work focuses on two themes dear to him: the importance of gesture and the imprint of the body on material. A single piece in square format goes for the price of an art work, ie 110,000 euros.  His works on plates sell for 3000 euros. Lee Ufan is currently exhibiting at  Sèvres until November 10th

 

www.sevresciteceramique.fr

Doshi Levien, Object of Devotion Daybed, 2016. Height : 17,71 inches (44,9 cm) - Length : 77,95 inches (198 cm) - Depth : 48,03 inches (122 cm)

Galerie kreo. Limited edition of 8 pieces + 2 A.P. + 2 Prototypes Numbered & signed pieces

 

7. THE MODERNIST INSPIRED POP BED OF DOSHI LEVIEN

 

Another innovation shown at PAD by the Kreo Gallery, this bed made of silk jacquard pays a very pop tribute to modernist designers such as Le Corbusier.  We recognise the architectural motifs of his famous city Chandigarh built in India. The bed is accompanied by its lamp, of equally modernist inspiration, entitled Object of Devotion.

 

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Detail of Object of Devotion Daybed by Doshi Levien presented on Kreo Gallery stall at PAD London. 

STUDIO WIEKI SOMERS, FROZEN SPRING, 2010 — Frozen in time collection. Resin table lamp, silk flowers, metal and UV top coat.

Dimensions : hauteur 41 cm, largeur 31 cm, profondeur 8 cm.

Éditeur : Galerie kreo - Édition limitée à 8 exemplaires + 2 E. A. + 2 Prototypes. Pièces numérotées et signées.

©FABRICE GOUSSET -COURTESY GALERIE KREO

 

8. STUDIO WIEKI SOMERS’S ORGANIC LIGHT

 

Another beautiful piece on the Kreo stand is the table light Frozen Spring Lamp, which although not new (2010) is still as fascinating in its capacity to embody a half-organic (flowers and twigs seem to melt into the object) half-mineral material, as if the lamp was subject to meteorological and natural phenomena and then frozen in time. Mysterious and poetic…

 

 

 

 

Carol Egan, Ombre Chair, ebonised sapele Mahogany, 70 x 80 x 60 cm. Dutko gallery stall.

 

9. CAROL EGAN’S SCUPLTURALLY FORMED ARMCHAIRS

 

Originally from Dublin, Carol Egan is now living in the USA where she works as a buyer, designer and specialist in interior design. On the Dutko Gallery stand, she was presenting her recent creations including two armchairs with their sculptural and feminine forms that attracted particular attention.  

 

www.dutko.com

 

 

Kristin McKirdy, Ensemble mural, 2016, ceramic,135 x 160 cm / 53,1 x 63 inches. Jousse Entreprise stall.

 

10. THE MURAL ENSEMBLE OF KRISTIN MCKIRDY

 

On the Jousse Entreprise stand Kristin McKirdy presented one her first and most recent ceramic wall ensembles. We instantly recognise the generous shapes and games of texture and colours of this American women born in Toronto and now living in France. 

 

www.jousse-entreprise.com

Roger Tallon, Zombie seat, 1967, metal and reinforced fiber glass, 44 x 128 x 72 cm. Jousse Entreprise stall.

 

11. ROGER TALLON’S YELLOW ZOMBIE ARMCHAIR 

 

Designed for the L’Astroquet,bar on boulevard Saint-Germain, this example of Roger Tallon’s Zombie armchairs is part of a set of seven kept by its owner.

 

www.jousse-entreprise.com

Rowan Mersh, Dreamcatcher, shells. Fumi gallery stall.

 

12. ROWAN MERSH'S SHELL TEXTILE

 

The Fumi Gallery presents a new and fascinating textile experiment by Rowan Mersh: a dream-catcher that was awarded prize for Best Contemporary Design.

 

www.galleryfumi.com

 

 

Par Thibaut Wychowanok

Detail from Dreamcatcher by Rowan Mersh Fumi Gallery stall at PAD London.

Formafantasma, the duo that is reinventing design
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Formafantasma, the duo that is reinventing design

Design With the exhibition Metamorphosis, Art in Europe Now, Paris’s Fondation Cartier has put together an exciting panorama of young creators. Numéro art interviewed Simone Ferresin of the design agency Formafantasma, which he founded in Amsterdam 10 years ago with fellow Italian Andrea Trimarchi. With the exhibition Metamorphosis, Art in Europe Now, Paris’s Fondation Cartier has put together an exciting panorama of young creators. Numéro art interviewed Simone Ferresin of the design agency Formafantasma, which he founded in Amsterdam 10 years ago with fellow Italian Andrea Trimarchi.

The Orum Residence, a UFO in Bel-Air
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The Orum Residence, a UFO in Bel-Air

Architecture Dominating the whole of L.A., this sumptuous new villa offers a panoramic view that embraces everything from downtown to Santa Monica, and from Century City to the the ocean. Perched like an alien craft on its hilltop, the house was built by local firm SPF:architects. Dominating the whole of L.A., this sumptuous new villa offers a panoramic view that embraces everything from downtown to Santa Monica, and from Century City to the the ocean. Perched like an alien craft on its hilltop, the house was built by local firm SPF:architects.

An encounter with Christian Marclay, at the Celine runway show and at the Tate Modern
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An encounter with Christian Marclay, at the Celine runway show and at the Tate Modern

Art In his first show for the house of Celine, Hedi Slimane paid a very marked tribute to the Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay by revisiting and transposing some of his works within the collection (prints on bags and clutches, embroidery on couture dresses, kimonos…) At the same time, Christian Marclay was taking hold of the Tate Modern with his major pieceThe Clock, shown for the first time in London in 2010, before winning the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale the following year. The 24-hour video installation is composed of thousands of films clips edited together to tell the actual time. The result is as captivating as it is poetic.   In his first show for the house of Celine, Hedi Slimane paid a very marked tribute to the Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay by revisiting and transposing some of his works within the collection (prints on bags and clutches, embroidery on couture dresses, kimonos…) At the same time, Christian Marclay was taking hold of the Tate Modern with his major pieceThe Clock, shown for the first time in London in 2010, before winning the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale the following year. The 24-hour video installation is composed of thousands of films clips edited together to tell the actual time. The result is as captivating as it is poetic.  

6 pieces of design by B&B Italia not to be missed
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6 pieces of design by B&B Italia not to be missed

Design Founded in 1966, B&B Italia creates pieces for the interior while developing its research in materials destined for exterior design, these are Numéro favourites… Founded in 1966, B&B Italia creates pieces for the interior while developing its research in materials destined for exterior design, these are Numéro favourites…

Rick Owens: “We all struggle with who we are. We have shame, we have pride, we have self delusion.”
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Rick Owens: “We all struggle with who we are. We have shame, we have pride, we have self delusion.”

Art Since founding his brand in 1994, the fearless and eminently non-conformist designer Rick Owens has been mixing sophisticated aestheticism and punk rage, minimalism and flamboyance, in all the creative fields from fashion to furniture. His cult of chaos is now taking over the Triennale in Milan, which is paying him homage with the very first major retrospective of his career. Numéro asked him about this rite of passage.  Since founding his brand in 1994, the fearless and eminently non-conformist designer Rick Owens has been mixing sophisticated aestheticism and punk rage, minimalism and flamboyance, in all the creative fields from fashion to furniture. His cult of chaos is now taking over the Triennale in Milan, which is paying him homage with the very first major retrospective of his career. Numéro asked him about this rite of passage.