After two years of exclusively online activity, PAD London is set to make its return to the British capital this October. The 14th edition of this prestigious design fair promises to be a week-long celebration of exceptional design, emphasizing craftsmanship and innovation. This eagerly awaited event will once again captivate art and design enthusiasts with a world-class array of works spanning both contemporary and 20th-century design.
PAD London has long been synonymous with distinctive flair and originality, and this edition will live up to its reputation. It will feature outstanding creations by emerging talents and iconic designers while shedding light on rare, time-honored techniques, sustainable crafts, and innovative materials shaping today’s design landscape. The fair welcomes back visionary exhibitors who have contributed to PAD’s legacy, joined by prominent international galleries and jewelry houses making their debuts.
Patrick Perrin, Founder and CEO of PAD fairs, expressed his excitement about returning to London, emphasizing the fair’s commitment to championing exceptional work, new talent, innovation, and craftsmanship. He highlighted PAD’s mission to bridge the gap between art, design, and jewelry to foster creativity.
Contemporary Design Takes Center Stage: PAD London has been a forerunner in the world of contemporary design. Cristina Grajales, a New York dealer, will celebrate her 16-year collaboration with French designer Christophe Côme. Italian design hub Nilufar Gallery, led by Nina Yashar, and Gabrielle Ammann’s Cologne-based Amman // Gallery will also be showcasing collectible design pieces. French gallerist Philippe Gravier will make his debut at PAD London with a series of specially commissioned lights by renowned French artist Bernar Venet. British design will shine with impressive pieces from Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Gallery FUMI, and Galerie Kreo.
Dutch and Greek design talents will also be in the spotlight. Danish Gallerist Maria Wettergren will display wooden creations by Danish designer Rasmus Fenhann and a breathtaking marble table by Mathias Bengtsson. Greek design studio Voukenas Petrides will reveal a stunning bronze light sculpture, and Niko Koronis, a Greek architect and designer, will showcase black marble furniture.
Spotlight on Young Design Talents: PAD London provides a platform for emerging artists worldwide. It will feature innovative works by Chinese material designer Jie Wu, pop designs by Léa Mestres, whimsical sculptures by Chilean designer Abel Cárcamo, and more. Sustainable Design: Several designers and artists at the fair are committed to innovative sustainable techniques and responsibly sourced materials. These include Mexican designers like Fernando Laposse and ad hoc, who collaborate with local artisans. Nic Webb, a British artist, will present hand-carved and scorched pendant lights from fallen English Oak. Julian Watts, an American woodcarving artist, will sculpt delicate designs from salvaged wood and natural elements.
Craftsmanship Celebrating Heritage and Innovation: Ceramics and glass artists will have a prominent place at PAD London, with works by Vezzini and Chen, Agnès Debizet, Alex Zablocki, Hella Jongerius, and Belva Silva. Textile art and works in paper will also be showcased, with innovative designs by artists like Kustaa Saksi, Simone Pheulpin, Hannes Friis, and Alida Kuzemczak-Sayer.
Preserving French heritage and craftsmanship will be highlighted, with pieces by Hervé Van der Straeten, Jallu, and Pouenat. Maison Parisienne will introduce young talents like Julien Vermeulen, a French “plumassier” who creates sculptures from feathers.
Sparkling Dialogue Between Past and Present: PAD London has always aimed to inspire distinctive interiors by bridging art and design from various periods. This year, Milan gallery Nilufar will feature retro-futuristic creations, Stefanidou Tsoukala Gallery will exhibit contemporary works alongside biomorphic pieces, and Yves et Victor Gastou will showcase bejeweled coffee tables and cubist sculptures. Other galleries like Dimoregallery, Dutko, and Galerie Gabriel et Guillaume will blend modern design with contemporary art.
20th-century Design and Decorative Arts: PAD London will once again host Europe’s prominent mid-century design galleries, presenting French design icons such as Jean Royère, Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, Line Vautrin, André Sornay, and Etienne Hadju. Scandinavian design will also feature prominently, with works by Kaare Klint, Josef Frank, Alvar Aalto, Poul Henningsen, and Louis Poulsen.
Interior Decorators and Designers: Renowned interior decorators and designers will make their debut at the fair, including Charles Zana, Thierry Lemaire, Stéphanie Coutas, Élodie and Julien Régnier, and Francis Sultana. Charles Zana will premiere his new furniture line, while Francis Sultana will launch the Chatterley furniture collection.
The Art of Jewelry Design: PAD London’s jewelry selection will feature works by international contemporary designers, including Valery Demure, Elisabetta Cipriani, and Carpenters Workshop Jewellery. High jewelry by Glenn Spiro, Boghossian, Neha Dani, David Morris, Cora Sheibani, and Eliane Fattal will also be on display.
PAD London’s 14th edition promises to be a captivating celebration of exceptional design, craftsmanship, and creativity, bridging the gap between art, design, and jewelry to inspire distinctive interiors. Visitors can explore a rich tapestry of contemporary and 20th-century design, innovative sustainable techniques, and heritage craftsmanship, all in one extraordinary event.
Berkeley Square, 10-16 October 2022
10 – 16 October 2022
Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1
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Monday 10 October 12pm-5pm
Monday 10 October 11am – 8pm
Tuesday 11 October 11am – 8pm
Wednesday 12 October 11am – 8pm Thursday 13 October 11am – 8pm Friday 14 October 11am – 8pm Saturday 15 October 11am – 8pm Sunday 16 October 11am – 6pm
Online purchase available Collector Preview: £150 VIP Opening: £75
Students (with valid ID card): £15
Free entrance for children under 15
Coat check (Jacket / Helmet / Umbrella / Small bag) – £2 Coat check (Suitcase / Large backpack) – £5
Founded in 2007 by fourth-generation Parisian antique dealer Patrick Perrin, PAD London is the only fair in the UK exclusively dedicated to 20thC and contemporary Design. The week-long event takes place every October during Frieze, in an elegant tent pitched on Berkeley square, in the heart of London’s affluent Mayfair district. PAD London is the sister fair to PAD Paris which was launched in 1998 and takes place every April in the Jardin des Tuileries.
A permanent fixture on the two capital’s vibrant art and design circuits, PAD fairs have become a byword for connoisseurship, exquisite taste and curatorial flair, showcasing the very best in modern and contemporary design and decorative arts from the world’s leading galleries. With their distinct approach to collecting, PAD fairs epitomize how artistic genres across time and periods interact to reveal astonishing combinations and create the most individual and striking interiors.
PAD fairs cultivate eclecticism, authenticity and connoisseurship with unparalleled passion and flair. Their refined setting is designed to inspire collectors, art consultants, museum experts, interior specialists, design practitioners and the public, making PAD the only event of its kind.