The second edition of TEFAF New York Spring will run from May 4 to May 8, 2018, a timing which coincides with auctions, exhibitions, and other fairs in New York dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. The historic Park Avenue Armory provides the prime Manhattan location and setting for the world’s leading dealers to meet with curators and collectors.
Two Danish enfants terribles of 20th Century design will be at the center of Modernity's stand this year. Peder Moos, the eccentric and uncompromising cabinetmaker, with a unique dining table made of solid walnut and accompanied by two pierced-back chairs, all showing exquisite joints made of dowels and wedges in a contrasting wood. A sculptural oxblood-glazed vase in the sprouting style made by Axel Salto in the 1940's will be the centerpiece on the table.
Also in the center and right behind, the gallery will display a Flora cabinet on stand, one of Josef Frank's most recognizable designs.
The left of the booth will have two more pieces by Frank on display. A delicate tea-trolley made of brass and glass, as well as a magnificent mahogany sideboard. A special chair by Erling Jessen, only made in two or three examples, will complete the furniture display.
The right of the booth will be occupied by the highly sought-after Frits Henningsen high-back sofa in a shimmering red/brown original leather upholstery. A rare bergère designed in 1931 by master cabinetmaker Kaare Klint will complete this side of the booth.
The lighting on the booth will be dominated by two of Finland's best lamp designers, Paavo Tynell and Ilmari Tapiovaara, and by the light architect, Poul Henningsen.
Modernity will be located at stand number 28.