A Field Guide to The Salon: Art + Design

Artsy Editorial
Nov 6, 2013 8:55PM

At The Salon: Art + Design fair you might find works by Le Corbusier, top-notch Chinese decorative arts, Humberto and Fernando Campana furniture, and paintings by the like of David Hockney and Matisse. In its second year the fair continues to be gather top dealers and galleries to create what the New York Times has called “A museum in the making at the Park Avenue Armory.” In tune with current trends in collecting and interiors, the fair’s 53 exhibitors from seven countries display an eclectic mix of the most highly coveted art and design objects available at the present.

When? Where? How?

The Salon takes place Friday, Nov. 15th, through Monday, Nov. 18th, at the Park Avenue Armory: 643 Park Ave. (between 66th and 67th Streets). Tickets can be purchased online here.

Why visit The Salon: Art + Design?

In its debut last November, The Salon attracted collectors, interior designers, curators, and art and design aficionados from around the world. The fair’s appeal lies in its encyclopedic approach to historic and contemporary art and design, courtesy of top galleries and dealers from around the world, alluring for both serious buyers and more casual enthusiasts.

Who are the organizers?

The Salon is a collaboration between fair experts Sanford Smith + Associates and France’s Syndicat National des Antiquaires. The fair co-chairs are Margaret Russell, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest and Jacques Grange of Jacques Grange Interior Design.

Who are the exhibitors?

With exhibitors coming from as far as California and Stockholm, The Salon gives an international survey of art and design trends. This year exhibitors include top dealers of Pre-Columbian art, 18th-century French furniture, African art, Japanese ceramics, and Greek and Roman antiquities, to name a few. Over half of the dealers are members of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires, and many are exhibiting in the U.S. for the first time. Exhibitor booths are spacious and carefully curated. See the full list of exhibitors here.

Want a preview?

The Salon’s opening night preview on Nov. 14th will be a celebratory cocktail party hosted by Architectural Digest and Margaret Russell. Proceeds from the preview will go to Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. Tickets can be purchased here. In addition, the fair hosts a private viewing the night of Friday, Nov. 15th, which will benefit Planned Parenthood.

Take a Designer-led Tour Compliments of The Salon and Artsy

This year The Salon collaborates with Artsy to offer guests a series of tours, led by acclaimed designers. Designers guide guests around the fair, highlighting works that reflect their taste and expertise. The schedule of tours is as follows:

Saturday, Nov. 16th: 11am: Maria Brito, 1pm: Steven Gambrel, 3pm: Eric Cohler

Sunday, Nov. 17th: 11am: Charles Pavarini III, 1pm: Amy Lau, 3pm: Julie Hillman

Interested parties may contact (212)777-5218 or [email protected] to learn more about participating. Tours will meet at the VIP Desk at the front of the fair.

Downtown Designer Dining

The Salon brings downtown dining uptown with a pop-up version of Greenwich Village eatery Cole’s in the Park Avenue Armory’s Tiffany Room. The fair’s official dining partner, Cole’s offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and 1950s décor: the restaurant was designed by Steven Gambrel. Diners can enjoy traditional American comfort food with a contemporary twist. In the Silver Room next door, guests enjoy a full bar and lounge.

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