The Salon Art + Design returns to the Park Avenue Armory again this year for a week, showcasing the world’s leading vintage, modern and contemporary design—everything from functional pieces to those that cross into the realm of fine art. Site-specific installations, recycled fabrics, Lalique crystal pieces and Goyard trunks paint a lively picture of the design universe’s creative trajectory. In anticipation of the November 8 vernissage, we’ve rounded up the pieces and designers we’re most excited about.
Be sure to join Cultured and Absolut Art on Saturday, November 10 for a conversation on the Fusion and Future of Art and Design with Suchi Reddy, Joe Doucet and Sebastian Errazuriz. RSVP here.
Eileen Fisher confronts the cycles of clothing consumption and waste with WASTE NO MORE, an installation comprised of three tons of used clothing. WASTE NO MORE, along with wall hangings made of repurposed fabric that highlight the integration of recyclable materials as design solutions, makes its way to the Park Avenue Armory this November following exhibitions in Milan and Paris earlier this year.
Juan and Paloma Garrido are known for their ultra-futuristic geometric designs brought to life with traditional tools and techniques. Drawing on inspiration form both architecture and crystal structures found in nature, Garrido Gallery’s pieces are a paradox of contemporary timelessness.
The late Zero group member Enrico Castellani’s relief surfaces have long been a hallmark of the artist’s groundbreaking work. Turin-based gallery Mazzoleni this year will exhibit works by Castellani, along with other major post-war avant-garde artists like Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri and Castellani’s fellow co-founder of Azimuth, Piero Manzoni.
This year, Freidman Benda’s annual exhibition for The Salon Art + Design, “Dialogues,” places whimsical artist-designers Jonathan Trayte and Misha Kahn alongside legendary architect and designer Ettore Sottsass. The London-based Trayte showcases new works that recall Sottsass’ forms in a contemporary way.
Callidus Guild, a Brooklyn studio led by artist Yolande Milan Batteau, creates unique works with a global sensitivity, from wallpaper to hand-cut paravents. Each project, which is often bespoke for each client from conception to execution, has an earthy, organic feel that communicates quality through thoughtful craftsmanship and fine materials. Don’t miss Callidus Guild’s site-specific installation with Jeff Lincoln Art+Design at the Park Avenue Armory.