We Pick the Top Ten Booths at PAD London 2015

A treasure trove of delectable art, photography, and design.

Tim Walker Eight models in paper dresses after Cecil Beaton’s image of debutantes in Charles JamesLondon, UK, (2012) Photo: courtesy Michael Hoppen
Tim Walker Eight models in paper dresses after Cecil Beaton’s image of debutantes in Charles JamesLondon, UK, (2012) Photo: courtesy Michael Hoppen
PAD is situated in Brerkley Square in Mayfair <Br> Photp: Photo Courtesy PAD

PAD is situated in Brerkley Square in Mayfair
Photp: Photo Courtesy PAD

PAD London Art + Design opened for VIPs on Wednesday, with the usually high standard of fine art, furniture, and design. The plush venue, a luxury tent in Berkeley Square that incorporates the beautiful trees in the park as part of the stands, seeks to inspire visitors to collect with the eclectic range of luxury items on sale.

PAD also awards the Möet Hennessy / PAD London prize each year. This fair’s judging panel included Jasper Conran, Zaha Hadid, and The Serpentine Gallery’s Julia Peyton-Jones.

From ancient artifacts to newly commissioned design, there is something here for everyone.

Willem de Kooning <i> Untitled</i> <br> Photo: Amah-Rose Abrams

Willem de Kooning Untitled (1972)
Photo: Amah-Rose Abrams

1. Galerie Von Vertes
Galerie Von Vertes were showing an array of artworks including a small painting and sculpture, Untitled (1963), by Yayoi Kusama, and an untitled mixed media Willem de Kooning, dated 1972.

The Zurich based gallery has been dealing in Fauvism, German Expressionism and École de Paris, and Pop art for thirty years.

Rosie Uniacke was the joint winning stand this year<br> Photo: courtesy PAD

Rose Uniacke was the joint winning Möet Hennessy / PAD London stand this year
Photo: courtesy PAD

2. Rose Uniacke
This stand was one of the award winners of the fair, having chosen to showcase 20th Century Scandinavian designers, with the focus on Swedish designer Axel Einar Hjorth.

The stand was painted a deep blue which perfectly enhanced the color of the furniture, highlighted with tasteful lighting.

Salvador Dalí <i>Totem. Medidas con marco</i> Photo: courtesy Mayoral

Salvador Dalí Totem. Medidas con marco
Photo: courtesy Mayoral

3. Mayoral Galeria d’Art
The Spanish gallery are showing a variety of artworks including drawings, collages, and small-scale sculpture by Salvador Dalí. There are 15 artworks by Dalí at the stand, alongside works by Alexander Calder and Joan Miró.

Meiyo détail <br> Photo: courtesy Kreo

Meiyo détail
Photo: courtesy Kreo

4. Galerie Kreo
Galerie Kreo work with leading designers to create unique pieces, and the “Karbon” lounge chair (2008) by Konstantin Grcic won this year’s contemporary design award. Other works on the stand include offerings by designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Pierre Charpin, and Hella Jongerius.

Pierre Passebon was awarded best stand jointly with <br> Photo: courtesy PAD

Pierre Passebon was awarded the Möet Hennessy / PAD London prize jointly with Rose Uniacke
Photo: courtesy PAD London

5. Galerie du Passage Pierre Passebon
Pierre Passebon also received an award, winning “best stand” alongside Rose Uniacke. Passebon prides himself on arranging unusual combinations of furniture and art from different eras. The winning stand included Paavo Tynell and design legend Frances Elkins.

Installation view of Galaria Tega <br> Photo: courtesy PAD

Installation view of Galleria Tega
Photo: courtesy PAD

6. Galleria Tega
Tega are showing an array of European artists including Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and some drawings by Pablo Picasso. There is also a Keith Haring vase which is well worth a look.

Tim Walker <i>Eight models in paper dresses after Cecil Beaton’s image of debutantes in Charles JamesLondon, UK,</I> (2012) Photo: courtesy Michael Hoppen

Tim Walker Eight models in paper dresses after Cecil Beaton’s image of debutantes in Charles JamesLondon, UK, (2012) Photo: courtesy Michael Hoppen

7. Michael Hoppen Gallery
Michael Hoppen is showing a selection of photographs. Ranging from works by Henri Cartier-Bresson  to Richard Avedon and Tim Walker, the images vary from street photography to classic fashion imagery.

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NASA Apollo 12 Charles Conrad “Alan Bean”, November 19 (1969)
Photo: © NASA, courtesy Daniel Blau Munich/London

8. Daniel Blau
Daniel Blau are showing “Trophy NASA” and George Grosz drawings. “Trophy NASA” comprises a selection of images taken during the Apollo 11 moon landing. The lunar photographs are both atmospheric and enlightening.

Paolo Scheggi <i> Intersuperficie curva dal rosso</i>(1962) <br> Photo: courtesy Robilant & Voena

Paolo Scheggi Intersuperficie curva dal rosso(1962)
Photo: courtesy Robilant & Voena

9. Robilant & Voena
Joining in with the celebration of Modern Italian art happening at the moment, Robilant & Voena are showing some stunning examples of work by Burri, Fontana, and Paolo Scheggi.

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William Arthur Smith Benson Four-light chandelier (c. 1898)
Photo: Courtesy Oscar Graf, PAD London 2015

10. Oscar Graf
This gallery of decorative arts and design is showing the wonderful art glasswork by William Arthur Smith Benson, the dimly lit stand celebrates the wonderful craftsmanship of this master of Arts and Crafts design.

PAD Art + Design London runs until October 18.


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