The sister fair to the Paris Biennale, The Salon: Art + Design
serves as one of the finest design and decorative arts fairs. Opening next week in New York, the fair will present a survey of design through the ages; says the fair’s executive director, Jill Bokor, “This year’s show brings an astonishing range of material, from museum quality 18th century to art deco from Reitveld, to young stars like the Haas Brothers
.” Over 50 exhibitors representing nine countries, with galleries from France to South Korea, will congregate in the Park Avenue Armory’s vast hall. Here we’ve outlined the essential details for your visit.
When? Where? How?
The Salon: Art + Design is open to the public Nov. 14–17, 2014 at the Park Avenue Armory, with an invitation-only preview on Nov. 13. Hours vary, with the fair open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. General admission for visitors over 16 years is $25, which can be purchased in advance online
Preview The Fair at the Vernissage Party
While you may or may not not have scored an invite to the Collector’s Preview on the 13th (which runs 5–7 p.m.), tickets are available for the Vernissage Party that same evening, 7–9 p.m., hosted jointly with Architectural Digest
. Buy one online
for $150—the ticket will allow continued access to the fair throughout its run.
What to See
The Salon: Art + Design welcomes an abundance of French galleries to New York City, because of its affiliation with the Paris Biennale; however, this year sees several new diverse additions to the list of exhibitors and designers on display. There will be 38 returning galleries, joined by 17 new-comers (a full list of exhibitors can be accessed online
Inspired by the elegance of Art Deco and Art Nouveau alike are the works of French-Swedish designer Ingrid Donat
, the focal point at Carpenters Workshop Gallery
’s booth. Donat’s influencers range from Swiss artist and designer Diego Giacometti to Austrian painters Egon Schiele
and Gustav Klimt
, and her pieces bear equal traces of sculpting and painterly techniques; Donat casts bronze from wax, which she carves and molds to create dense yet delicately formed furniture.
For a break from French design, stop by the booths of New York galleries Todd Merrill
and Salon 94
. Todd Merrill presents an assortment of sculptural pieces by two Irish designers, Niamh Barry
and Joseph Walsh
. Barry’s welded abstract sculptures incorporate elements of light, suspended in space, like a highly aesthetic lamp. Walsh blends resin, wood, and marble into languid, graceful tables, that appear almost as prehistoric artifacts created by the long passage of time. And at Salon 94, check out furniture by American fashion designer Rick Owens
, who launched his furniture design career back in 2007.
There will be an array of contemporary Asian design on display at this year’s fair, some of which is to be found at Gallery Seomi
’s (located in Seoul and L.A.) and New York-based Joan B. Mirviss LTD
’s booths. Gallery Seomi hosts an arsenal of ceramic works by Korean artist Lee Hun Chung
, including mid-sized, blue-gray glazed objects along with a large concrete bench in the same ceramic style; find also at their booth the sleek tables crafted from layered strips of wood and luxteel by Kim Sang Hoon
, as well as truly glamorous mother-of-pearl-inlaid seating from Kang Myung Sun
. More ceramics appear at Joan B. Mirviss LTD
, where the rough, organic bowls and “torn sculptures” of Japanese ceramicist Ogawa Machiko
are on display.
Artsy Designer Tours
As the online partner of the fair, Artsy is hosting a series of tours conducted by celebrated designers and architects. Each tour will provide a unique, personal perspective on The Salon’s offerings, and will conclude at the W Collectors’ Lounge for a complimentary glass of wine. Register online
for your tour now!
Full schedule of tours:
Friday, Nov. 14th
1:30 p.m. Robert Couturier
Saturday, Nov. 15th
Sunday, Nov. 16th
Monday, Nov. 17th
1:30 p.m. Alexandra Champalimaud