Book it now: PAD Paris 2016
by Zoe Dickens
Returning to the Jardin des Tuileries for its 20th anniversary this year, PAD Paris once again promises the best in contemporary interior design, home furnishings and decorative art.
Blurring the line between modern fine art and home décor, PAD Paris has become a stand-out fair thanks to its curated ‘show homes’ created by international dealers and exhibitors.
For 2016’s fair nearly 70 exhibitors, including Rose Uniacke, Gallery Fumi, Franck Laigneau and Opera Gallery, will be giving visitors the chance to see and buy some of the finest high-tech and hand crafted home pieces on the market. To ensure that it offers only the finest in modern design, every new exhibitor wishing to join the PAD Paris roster must be vetted by a committee of PAD veterans to ensure quality. For 2016 the committee is comprised of 12 designers including Jacques Lacoste, Clara Scremini, Chahan Minassian and Gabrielle Ammann.
This year the focus of the fair will be on allowing extra space for the primitive arts, highlighting the value these traditional techniques have in modern interior design and how they have informed the modern craftsmanship we are now accustomed to.
The fair will also see the awarding of the PAD Prize 2016 sponsored by Moet Hennessy at a glittering gala dinner. All PAD Paris exhibitors are eligible for the prestigious prize and categories include Best Stand, 20th Century Decorative Art and Contemporary Design. Winners are chosen by a jury of industry experts including architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, David Caméo, President of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Guy Cogeval, President of the Musée d’Orsay and superyacht designer Philippe Starck.
PAD Paris 2016 takes place from March 31- April 3 2016 at the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris. Visit pad-fairs.com for information and tickets.