DesignArt London is London’s first design art fair devoted exclusively to modern and contemporary furniture and decorative arts: the haute couture of the design world.
An international fair dedicated to modern and contemporary design
DesignArt London, the City’s premier design art fair, will return this year for its 2008 edition from October 15 to 19, with a panoramic offering of the classics of 20th century design to the most avant-garde of contemporary creations.
This year, DesignArt London, is proud to count within its ranks, some 40 international exhibitors, doubling last year’s participation. This innovative and eclectic new edition will serve as an elegant showcase for some of the world’s most reputable and sought-after galleries of design and fine arts, in a strikingly beautiful setting bringing together the talents of decorators like India Mahdavi, Maria Pergay, and Jean de Piépape.
A rendez-vous not to be missed in London, at the heart of one of the most dynamic art centers of the world, at a time when the city will be the hub for the best of design and contemporary art, for the collective pleasure of the most discerning art connoisseurs.
A highly anticipated groundbreaking 2nd edition
DesignArt London’s second edition will once again overlap with Frieze Art Fair and London’s Contemporary Art Week, emphasizing by that choice, the symbiotic relationship between design and contemporary art.
This year, DesignArt London expects 30,000 visitors, twice as many as last year. For this reason, DesignArt London has selected a larger venue in the center of London’s fashionable Berkeley Square, behind the chic area of Bond St., down the street from Stella McCartney’s boutique and a short hop from Bentley Motors’ outpost and the legendary Annabel’s Club.
Art and design collectors will not miss, in the selection of unique vintage classics by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, and the contemporary sculptural creations of today’s superstars like Marc Newson and Zaha Hadid, the carefully curated theme of this year’s edition: the vanishing line between industrial design and artistic creation.
While DesignArt London’s international participants will dazzle you with their diversity, each shares the same kindred spirit in their passion for design creation and their dedication to the highest quality.
The vocation of DesignArt London’s organizers, Patrick Perrin, Stéphane Custot and their dedicated team at SOC, is to breath life into their concept of a 21st century “Design Salon” akin to an “ideal museum” where long-established dealers can display their wares alongside those of a younger generation of promising talents.
Visual Design and Artistic Intelligence
“Design” is a many-facetted word that encompasses everything from the elaboration of technical issues in the plans for a manmade object to purely visual concerns about what it looks like. For philosophers, design implies a pattern and a purpose.