PAD London 2019: Our Top 3 Picks
The 13th annual Pavilion for Art and Design (PAD) London ended yesterday, and we reflect on the iconic fair’s carefully curated assortment of 20th-century decorative pieces from this year. With 11 new galleries for 2019, PAD London showcases a magnitude of one-off and limited-edition ceramics, lighting, and furniture from 68 global galleries. Lawson Robb picks out our top three favourite designs from the show below.
Alexandre Biaggi gallery in France. Since 1996 this gallery has been at 14 rue de Seine in Paris, where Biaggi deals in the works of notable designers, provides consultation services as a decorator, and creates his own designs inspired by the aesthetic of the age.
Mauro Fabbro – Armchair “Abbraccio” has a Varnished wood base and an intriguing shape of its design.
Mauro Fabbro – Floor lamp "Scramble" is made with a patinated metal base, and a parchment lampshade, 2009.
Achille Salvagni founded Achille Salvagni Atelier in 2013, and since then has gained world recognition for his award-winning luxury residences and superyachts. The London Atelier draws from a selection of Salvagni's iconic pieces and places them in an intimate domestic environment. At PAD, Salvagni showcased a range of pieces and furniture including their brand-new limited edition Drop Murano cocktail table beside the Tato armchair.
Todd Merrill Studio presented artist Markus Haase, and this Chandelier in his Bronze and Onyx Circlet Series. Combining a mastery of traditional sculpting techniques with a contemporary, material-driven approach to design, Markus Haase creates unique works of art, sculptural pieces of furniture, and lighting design.
Haase’s latest group of lighting design, The Circlet Series, employs fresh and innovative design techniques while taking visual clues from his earlier hand-carved, laminated marble sculptures. With a strong focus on asymmetry, Hasse creates faceted structures that catch and reflect light while seeming to defy gravity with a surprising weightlessness.