There is an unmistakable buzz that begins to ripple through the city once dawn sets over the Park Avenue Armory, hours before the opening of The Salon Art + Design show. Those of us who roam the exhibition early (while vacuums collect last minute crumbs and spotlights are tightened just a touch) can taste the fantasia of anticipation emanating off of the exquisite assembly of objects waiting to be admired.
Representing the world's finest galleries in historical, modern, emerging and contemporary furniture, as well as late 19th through 21st century art, the Salon Art + Design retains a level of refinement and invention that leaves something for every taste, mood and style. It is filled to the brim with unexpected "aha moments" and familiar favorites; a superb Warhol soup box hangs adjacent from an ancient marble statue of Hercules while taxidermy chickens and glowing butterflies light up their assigned table tops.
The Salon Art + Design 2018 boasts one memorable environment after the next. There is a lot to see. So, if you're looking to play a little high-end bingo with your friends...here are 15 things to find at this year's show!
Jonathan Trayte [British, b. 1980] , Weekend Special, 2018 , Powder-coated steel, stainless steel, birch plywood, marble, animal hide, fabrics, upholstery, light fitting | 60.75 x 75 x 35.5 inches
Rug “Hästhagen” designed by Märta Måås-Fjetterström for MMF AB, Sweden. 1923. L: 340 cm/ 11' 2 1/4 ''/ W: 228 cm/ 7' 6 ''
Tuomas Markunpoika, Contra Naturam Bookshelf, Tadelakt Plaster, Unique
Pia Maria Raeder, Sea Anemones 11-12 | 2017 | Handcrafted: Sea Anemone 11, Floor Light Sculpture, 4,000 Light Grey Lacquered Beech Rods, White and Smoked Grey Blown Glass, Polished and Texturized Patinated Bronze, H 64.5 x L 26.5 W 19 Inches | Sea Anemone 12, Floor Light Sculpture, 4,000 Light Grey Lacquered Beech Rods, White and Smoked Grey Blown Glass, Polished and Texturized Patinated Bronze, H 77.25 x L 23.75 x W 19 inches
Kate Malone, Woven Moon Jar, Crystalline-glazed Stoneware, 2018. H 21 cm (8 1/4") D 30 cm (11 3/4")
Tim Mackaness "Frog Dining Table", USA, 1970s, 30 x 66 x 54
Alex Chinneck, From the knees of my nose to the belly of my toes, Pigment print on Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag paper, 100 x 140 cm, 2018
Campana Brothers, Abbraccio Armchair, 100% Mohair wool, perspex, H (back) 86 / H (seat ) 47, 2018
Zelouf and Bell, Stella'd, Contemporary Vertical Bar Cabinet, Ireland, 2017
Sebastian Errazuriz, Chicken Lamp, Taxidermy chicken and electrical components, USA, 2018
Babled Emmanuel, Osmosi Furniture 5, Console, Carrara C Marble, Hand Blown Murano Glass, 2013
Jean Derval, 3 Cones Vase, Blue enamelled ceramic, H 19.09" W 10.24" D 8.27", 1958
George Nakashima, King-Sized Headboard with Butterfly, 1989
Tobias Møhl, 7 Part Black Twill Collection, Glass/wood/lighting fixture, 2016
Judy McKie, Baboon Bench, Painted Bronze, 1999
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