Achille Salvagni has chosen to debut his art fair participation at the inaugural PAD Geneve in partnership with artgèneve from the 31st January to 4th February 2018.
Salvagni will decorate the booth as a great nobleman’s private study, primarily conceived to display a carefully curated selection of Salvagni’s own limited edition furniture and lighting pieces as well as some unique, bespoke commissions, it will also display a rare pair of Gio Ponti benches and important paintings by Ettore Spalletti and Afro Basaldella. Taking inspiration from Salvagni’s home city of Rome, the central idea behind the booth is to transport the visitor to a grand palazzo. You are invited to take in the great three metre high European walnut doors positioned at the centre of the back wall and framed in a marble surround and flanked by the Ponti benches. These set the tone for the rest of the booth which is quietly divided into three main sections; a study, complete with Salvagni’s Osaka desk, Palatino cabinet and Angel wall sconces in backlit onyx; A reading area designed to install a serene sense of calm and relaxation with the Tato armchair centred under Salvagni’s Darts chandelier and complimented by the Silk cabinet, Divo floor lamp and emerald side tables; Lastly, a cocktail lounge area with curved wall upon which sit new Bubbles wall sconces overlooking a revisited Pietra coffee table above which is suspended the iconic Spider Jewel chandelier. The curved wall plays backdrop to the Roma cabinet in French polished European walnut and a new pair of Papillia armchairs upholstered in a luxurious tufted velvet. Utilising a rich palette of intense blues and greens, deep red velvet and rich walnut, the pared back cream of the floor and walls comes alive with colour in a very refined and elegant manner to create a glamorous setting fit for contemporary living.