PAD London 2019: Discover The New Pieces You Must See! ⇒ PAD London has been evolving since 2007 to become a showcase of collectable 20th century and mid-century design, glass and ceramics. Collectors and spectators are invited to experience eleven galleries from South Africa to South West London for the first time this 13th edition, adding to the roster of participation from 68 galleries in total from 14 countries. PAD London 2019 has kicked off today and Best Design Guides brings you some of the news you can find at the design event until October 6th.
Gareth Neal’s Block III, that will launch with London-based Sarah Myerscough Gallery, is a great story of how to turn this around. In 2017, the original piece was stolen from Neal’s van and after two years of sourcing the ideal wood, he has now resurrected its form. Knotted gnarled lumber comes together through digital and handcraft for an elegant yet sculptural piece – this will join collections by Christopher Kurtz, Eleanor Lakelin and more at the stand.
Cape Town-based Southern Guild will bring 18 pieces to PAD London 2019, from a new leather-clad seating pod by Porky Hefer to the results of ceramicist Andile Dyalvane’s 2019 artist residency at Leach Pottery in St Ives. Another newcomer, Luis Sendino and Jacobo Valenti, founders of Barcelona-based Side Gallery will bring organic 20th century works by Brazilian masters Joaquim Tenreiro and Sergio Rodrigues and will set these in dialogue with contemporary compositions by Julie Richoz and Sabine Marcelis.
An enchanting new Patagonian quartzite table will launch at Paris-based Galerie BSL’s stand, courtesy of Chinese-French duo Studio MVW. The warm stone in the ‘Jinye’ series (translating to ‘Gold Leaf’ from Chinese) derives from a Vulcanian region in Brazil and is technically composed with the brass layers to produce the structure of the table.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, winners of last year’s Best Stand at the PAD Prize, will arrive with another show-stopping performance, that will centre around a chandelier of Nacho Carbonell, giving hints to the blockbuster display currently on view in Venice, Dysfunctional.
Taking place from 30 September – 6 October, PAD London 2019 prides in ‘cultivating eclecticism, authenticity and connoisseurship with unparalleled passion and flair.’ Stay tuned for more discoveries along the week.