We can’t think of a better way to kick off Frieze Art Week than with a great trip to that iconic black tent in Berkeley Square. The ninth edition of PAD London is here, with an arsenal of 62 international galleries and the finest selection of 20th Century art, design and decorative arts.
This year, the prestigious PAD Prize in the category of Contemporary Design went to Konstantin Grcic ‘Karbon’ Lounge chair, 2008. Gallerie Kreo, Paris/London
Artist Gavin Turk added even more taste, with his iconic18 carat gold life size biscuit. This golden sculpture of the nation’s favourite biscuit captures the very British past time of drinking tea.
British designer Paul Cocksedge returned to the fair with new limited-edition work titled “Freeze”, after having been awarded the Moet Hennessy PAD London annual prize for best design for his “Poised” table in 2014. As the gallery explains, in the series, he exploits freezing temperatures to create a seamless bond between metals that otherwise do not adhere in nature. Image: Friedman Benda‘s booth at PAD London. Photo by Lugermad
Friedman Benda’s booth also presents works by contemporary designer Marcel Wanders, French artist Thomas Fougeirol, American designer Misha Kahn, and Fernando and Humberto Campana.
The award in the category of 20th Century Decorative Arts went to Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline Lecoq’s famous ‘Point de Diamant’ Wall and Cabinet, 1964. Jousse Enterprise, Paris.
Ceramics continues to shine at the fair, always presented in the most exquisite forms. In the image, Hitomi Hosono‘s delicate porcelain leaf designs at Adrian Sassoon (UK). Other highlights include Barnaby Barford’s new ceramic selection of droplet sculptures at David Gill. His six meter ‘Tower of Babel’ is currently installed at the V&A.
The award for best stands was awarded to two galleries this year: Rose Uniacke (London)…
…and Pierre Passebon, Galerie du Passage (Paris)
PAD London runs from today until the 18th of October at Berkeley Square, W1