See The Highlights From PAD London Art + Design 2018 ⇒ PAD London Art + Design is one of the leading international fairs for 20th Century art, design and decoration. This year’s edition took place from 1-8 October and today Decor and Style recalls the highlights of this incredible event.
Enignum Shelves by Joseph Walsh at Sarah Myerscough Gallery
The Irish designer Joseph Walsh strips olive ash into thin layers and reconstructs them into incredible, free-form compositions. They are extraordinary, dynamic pieces that seem to defy the laws of physics.
Ash George C13 chest of drawers by Gareth Neal and VE-SEL by Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal at Sarah Myerscough Gallery
The Sarah Myerscough Gallery stand is bound to be one of the strongest at PAD London, with a brilliant mix of names. Gareth Neal’s way with wood has made the C13 chest of drawers a 21st-century design icon, and his later VE-SELs made in conjunction with the late Zaha Hadid look destined for the same glory.
Vessel Group by Ernst Gamperl at Sarah Myerscough Gallery
More wooden wonders at this gallery with these sculptural pieces – all curved edges, bulges and indentations – by the German wood artist Ernst Gamperl.
Console Twist No 515 by Hervé van der Straeten
Jaunty angles and jolly colours give this console table by the Parisian artist-designer a playful feel. Collectors note: just 60 will be made.
Raggi octagonal low table by Osanna Visconti at Nilufar Gallery
This one-off bronze table can be seen on the stand of Nilufar Gallery, the fabulous Milan-based gallery which is back at PAD London this year. The top of this table has a faceted patination, perhaps a reference to the jewellery that this designer also creates.
Twice ceiling light by Ayala Serfaty at Galerie BSL
Design, art and craft are beautifully blended in this extraordinary piece by the Tel Aviv-based designer Ayala Serfaty. Looking as light as a feather, it is made from glass rods and a clear polymer membrane.
Time is a Treasure by Nacho Carbonell at Galerie BSL
For some, these will look like creatures that might appear in a bad dream – the kind you fear you may not wake from. They are in fact clocks by this devilishly creative Spanish designer who is known for his zoomorphic products.
Sea Anemone wall mirror by Pia Maria Raeder at Galerie BSL
This talented young German designer creates functional sculptures made from simple beech sticks that are individually cut, arranged and painted. It took 27,000 of them to make this organic mirror.
Source: House & Garden