Design London, a new contemporary design fair aimed at the collectors' market, will take place in Hanover Square, London this October.
The fair will take place at the same time as the Frieze Art Fair.
Below is the press release from Design London and a list of the galleries that will take part:
11-14 October 2007, Hanover Square
Press Release – 11 June 2007
October 2007 - Design London will be devoted exclusively to contemporary design and furniture. This Fair will showcase a collection of the finest twentieth and twenty-first centuries design from around the world and as such is an exciting addition to London’s design scene.
Twenty of the world’s top design galleries have been selected to participate, demonstrating both a geographical and chronological survey of the design scene from the 1950s to today. Each gallery specializes in a specific time period, style or group of designers whether they hail from Paris, Shanghai or Italy. Works in limited editions or unique pieces range from the most renowned Post-war designers Jean Prouvé and Le Corbusier to leading contemporary names such as Marc Newson and the Bouroullec Brothers as well as emerging artists such as Joris Laarman and Maarten Baas.
Design London is aimed at serious collectors, curators, directors, dealers and artists and it is hoped that it will also broaden the public’s knowledge of the ever-growing contemporary furniture market.
Design furniture is a new sector of the fine arts and London provides the ideal location as home to the world’s finest design and arts schools as well as private and public contemporary art collections. Design London will coincide with Frieze, further underlining the synergy between art and design.
Press Day, Wednesday 10 October 2007
Open to the Public, 11-14 October 2007 open noon – 10 pm
Hanover Square, W1
Stephane Custot director of Galerie Hopkins-Custot in Paris
Loic Le Gaillard director of the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London
Carpenters Workshop Gallery (UK)
Clara Scremini Gallery (France)
Contrasts Gallery (China)
David Gill Galleries (UK)
Demisch Danant (USA)
Galerie Dansk Møbelkunst (Denmark)
Galerie Dewindt (Belgium)
Galerie Downtown-François Laffanour (France)
Galerie Italienne (France)
Galerie Kreo (France)
Galerie Patrick Seguin (France)
Galerie Philippe Denys (Belgium)
Galerie Ulrich Fiedler (Germany)
Jousse Enterprise (France)
Magen H Gallery (USA)
Nilufar Gallery (Italy)
Pierre-Marie Giraud (Belgium)
R 20 th Century (USA)
- Spun chair by Thomas Heatherwick
- FIVE Olive Oil bottles and packaging by …World Excellent Products
- Fading Desk by Thijmen van der Steen
- Shane Schneck's Bollard light is four la…mps in one
- Big Ben by Marcel Wanders
- Timber daybed by chmara.rosinke features… built-in privacy screens
- Kristina Dam designs pale oak furniture …to incorporate plants
- Floors by Big-Game
- The Unseen creates "coded couture" to re…ad wearers' auras
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