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Eight winter-themed furniture designs on show at inaugural Nomad St Moritz

The inaugural winter edition of collectible-design fair Nomad opens today inside a grand Alpine villa – and many of the exhibits are well suited to their setting. We've picked out eight of the best, from furry chairs to a sled-shaped chaise longue.

Dezeen is media partner for Nomad St Moritz, which takes place from 8 to 11 February at Chesa Planta, a Swiss mansion dating back to the 16th century.

It will showcase contemporary and heritage collections from 20 of the world's leading galleries, including Carwan Gallery from Beirut, London's David Gill Gallery and Nilufar from Milan.

The aim is to build on the success of the spring edition, which was held for the first time last year, in Karl Lagerfeld's luxurious former home in Monaco. The event was hailed by gallerists as the new model for design exhibitions, offering a better experience to traditional fairs.

The new event will be even bigger, with art galleries now exhibiting as well as design galleries. The villa will also host two art exhibitions, one called A Mind of Winter and another titled A Sense of Belonging.

"After the success of Nomad Monaco, we are thrilled to expand to Nomad St Moritz and bring together a unique selection of galleries in the stupendous setting of the Chesa Planta mansion," said founders Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte and Giorgio Pace.

"Nomad St Moritz will feature the most significant contemporary art galleries, who for the first time will propose installations of collectable design with contemporary art."

Many of the galleries have chosen to exhibit designs that respond to the wintery location. Here's our pick of the best:

Kidassia Chair by Campana Brothers, 2013
Giustini/Stagetti Galleria O

Brazilian duo Fernando and Humberto Campana wrapped white goat fur around a wooden frame to create this long-haired chair.

Sledge Deck Chair by Thomas Lemut, 2013
Gallery Fumi

Paris-based designer Thomas Lemut used a variety of different woods to create the stripes of this chaise longue, which is intended to look like a traditional sled.

Antarctica I by Fredrikson Stallard, 2017
David Gill Gallery

Aptly named after the coldest place on Earth, this small acrylic stool was designed by London-based designers Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard to look like a block of ice.

Cocoons Cabinet 5 by Marlène Huissoud, 2017
Sarah Myerscough Gallery

One of the highlights from the most recent edition of PAD London, this unusual cabinet was created by French designer Marlène Huissoud, and looks like it is covered in blocks of coal.

Vessels by Ernst Gamperl, 2017
Sarah Myerscough Gallery

Master craftsman Ernst Gamperl carefully carved and scorched these large vases, creating a gradient of tones that highlight the grain of the wood.

Pair of armchairs by Joaquim Tenreiro, 1950s

Designed in the 1950s, this chair by Brazilian modernist designer Joaquim Tenreiro combines a slender iron frame with furry upholstery.

The Rest at Sunset by Ayala Serfaty, 2013
Galerie BSL

Resembling some kind of ice sculpture, this luminous object was handmade by Tel Aviv-based Ayala Serfaty using thin glass rods.

Sculptural Twist by Carol Egan, 2013
Galerie BSL

Irish designer Carol Egan creates her design using digital design tools, but fabricates them by hand. This bench features a hand-carved walnut base base and fleecy white upholstery.