One more outstanding edition of The Salon Art+Design NY went by. Sadly, it is now over. Among indescribable experiences of connection with the best art galleries, designers, curators, plastic artists and art collectors in the world, the bond between ancient craftsmanship and contemporary technologies stands as a source of inspiration for everyone. We return to the world fascinated by The Salon Art+Design 2018 and encouraged to keep on breaking the traditional boundaries of art. Creativity, innovation, The Salon planted the seed, now it is time to let it grow.
Here are the highlights of this mesmerizing showcase. Enjoy this small journey through memories to prepare yourself for the next editions. The Salon will most definitely return.
The 56 booths with a careful selection of collectible designs were all breathtaking in their unique ways, but some exclusive designs always stand out because of their originality in concept or material. This was the case with Wexler Gallery’s “Lynx”, a bronze table sculpted as the feline with the most adorable smile. Just like the big cat, you were unable to avoid smiling in The Salon where everything is possible and surprise lives at every corner.
The union between past and present is patent in sculptural designs like the “Contoured marble Neolithic mother goddess” from Phoenix Ancient Art Gallery.
Although many galleries showcased are from the United States, British, French, Danish and Italian galleries were also crucial in The Salon. From the Galleria Rossella Colombari in Milan, we can’t forget the spectacular double wooden desk of cascading shelves attributed to the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa from 1960. Antiquities were also present at this diverse international art fair.
In the Sarah Myerscough Gallery, British artists with a matured sensibility use exotic techniques to work with wood, techniques known by the best craftsmen for centuries. Eleanor Lakelin bleached, for example, sandblasted and hand-turned horse chestnut burr into amphoras that reveal the fibrous chaos beneath its bark.
In Galerie Maria Wettergren, a Danish-born, London-based designer, Mathias Bengtsson, created a protoplasmic maple tabletop set on skeletal legs that grew organically from a natural algorithm that he scripted into software.
To allow their art pieces to live and breath in The Salon, the best international art galleries built environments so they could be understood in an immersive homelike setting. Gallery Fumi made us admire its abstract “Line Chair” made of hand forged bronze and “Placuna Mini” extraordinarily built using capiz shells.
How could we be gifted with so much wonders? Artists had total freedom to create their limited edition, unique and exclusive art pieces without worrying about the rules of rules of industrial efficiency. Freedom gives birth to true art.
The prices of the finest collectible designs are nothing when compared with its cultural and artistic value. How can we put so much treasure into words? The only way to truly enjoy it is going there, seeing it, feeling it… That’s why we must say: we hope to see you next year at The Salon Art+Design NY.
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