Book it now: PAD London 2015
by Zoe Dickens
With September’s month of fashion shows over, the creative community now turns its attention to art with PAD London, Frieze London and Frieze Masters all taking place in the British capital this month.
While newer and smaller than its rival fairs, PAD London’s carefully curated collection of galleries and multicultural outlook has quickly earned it a reputation as one of the best places to see (and buy) covetable contemporary art and design.
This year’s edition will see 62 international galleries come together to showcase an extraordinary range of artistic endeavours. Highlights include a new range of Asian and Islamic art, including Chinese ink paintings and traditional terracotta works, from gallerists Michael Goedhuis and Alexis Renard who will both be making their PAD debut this year.
Returning galleries include Britain’s David Gill and Adrian Sassoon, along with French gallery Sevres, which will all be exhibiting exceptional ceramics ranging from vases inspired by the Paris Métro to cubic stoneware and delicate leaf designs.
PAD’s ever–expanding furniture offering continues to impress this year with Jean-Jacques Dutko’s Art Deco pieces by Marcel Coard, Eugene Printz and Paul Dupre-Lafon, Blairman’s stunning glass centrepieces by Christopher dresser and delicate copper lamps by William Arthur Smith Benson at Oscar Graf.
Friedman Benda will be exhibiting new works by award-winning designer Paul Cocksedge while Scandinavian design will be represented through works by Kaare Klint and Mogens Volten at Modernity and Rose Uniacke respectively.
PAD’s photography collection is also not to be underestimated with Michael Hoppen displaying iconic images by Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Tim Walker. Daniel Blau will also be offering a series of vintage NASA photographs taken during the influential space missions of the 1960s and 70s.
PAD London takes place at Berkeley Square, London from October 14 – 18, 2015. Visit pad-fairs.com for information and tickets.