The work of Studio Nucleo lives in the intersection between art and design, function and sculpture. Their series Souvenirs
from the Last Century and Wood Fossils upcycle physical memories into new forms, reclaiming discarded wooden materials from
different eras and fossilizing them with a transparent body of resin. The furniture is both ancient and contemporary, revived and
restored into a new life. Premiering at The Salon, unique pieces from some of their iconic collections. The ONYX stools are the
new iteration of the showstoppers Stone Fossils. New Presenze sculptural glass vases are decorative ethereal objects floating
through space, playing with the concepts of presence and absence, lightness and weight, challenging the laws of gravity. Nucleo´s
mastership in metal is displayed in their Metal Ages series, the Bronze Age Console and the Iron Age Coffee Table are some of
the best examples.
Boolean, Nucleo´s more recent sculptural and artistic body of work showcase the realm and reach of the studio practice beyond
design. Boolean Dog Head, exhibited for the first time in the United States, explores the concept and use of boolean data,
computer-aided design operations of subtraction, intersection, and union in the creation and construction of classical sculptures.
Among the most influential designers and architects of our time, Ron Arad’s designs communicate the joy of invention, pleasure
and humor, and pride in the display of their technical and constructive characteristics. On view at The Salon one of his original 38
Tables from his 1995 exhibition at the Triennale di Milano, one of the turning points in the designer’s career. ammann//gallery has
been working with Ron Arad since 1991 and is one of the pillars of the gallery´s program and collection.
ammann//gallery explores the intersection between art and architecture through the masterful photographs of Hélène Binet,
recipient of the prestigious Julius Shulman Award, who transforms complex architectural masterpieces into breathtaking
photographic compositions made of light and shadow. Emphasizing how a building’s atmospheric qualities are created through the
interaction between structure and natural light. She has captured iconic images of works by contemporary architects including
Dame Zaha Hadid, and Peter Zumthor, this year ´s focus at the gallery booth. Exhibited for the first time in New York, a homage
to the urban photographies of American photographer Berenice Abbott.
Coinciding with The Salon, ammann//gallery is thrilled to have a big selection of Hélène´s pieces focusing on Zaha Hadid on the
recently inaugurated ZHA Gallery on 520 West building in Chelsea as well as in the major exhibition Design as a Second Nature
by Zaha Hadid Architects at the renowned MUAC Museum (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo) in Mexico City.
Designer Satyendra Pakhalé skillfully evolved a humanistic design language by blending ancient materials and techniques from
his native India with state-of-the-art technology. His acclaimed Bell Metal Collection, made of bronze, metal sheet and copper
alloy, reflects on the impact of technology on the artisan process. Produced using lost wax methods and metal casting, old and
new materials and technology are mixed to create furniture and decorative pieces that appeal to all the senses and evoke history.
The BM Horse Vases are a continuation of this series that was born in 2000 and has continued to evolve. An edition of his BM
Horse Chair, also on view at the fair, is part of the collection at the MAKK Museum (Museum of Applied Arts) in Cologne.
The Camera in Motion series by conceptual artist Rolf Sachs is a recording of the experience of traveling on the Bernina
Express through the Swiss Alps, a journey deeply engraved on the artist’s life. Photographed from the legendary train, Sachs
portrays the breathtaking landscape of the Swiss Engadin from a passenger’s viewpoint. Depicting a unique perspective of motion
and abstract imagery of the scenic terrain.
Mexican ceramist Abel Zavala’s sculptural work is inspired by living fossils, organisms that have been present on earth for
millions of years, that are both witnesses and intrinsic components of the evolution of life. His Larvae porcelain wall sculptures
showcase the artist flawless technique and mastery of the material. ammann//gallery will also premiere in the United States the
new Balance ceramic collection by Mexican designer Joel Escalona, sculptural table pieces challenging the laws of equilibrium.