Thusday, Art + Design Fair, the fair produced by Sanford L. Smith + Associates, returns to New York for its 10th anniversary. Covering the vintage, modern and contemporary categories, the Show will bring together nearly 50 leading dealers and galleries from around the world in the city’s beloved Park Avenue Armory.
With a few exceptions, exhibitors are largely fine art and interior design speech specialists, but, as in previous years, jewelry and jewelry-adjacent items are a natural complement to this medium. as well as a magnet for the collector who appreciates aesthetics and craftsmanship on many levels.
Upon entering the Armory, there are a handful of special exhibits that will be of particular interest to jewelry lovers.
In the library, Brazilian jewelry designer Silvia Furmanovich will present a new range of marquetry objects for the home – stools, mirrors, tables, trays, vases and bowls – in an installation that pays homage to the Amazon rainforest.
The Colonel’s Room is an immersive gemstone and mineral experience imagined by John Greytak of Montana-based Studio Greytak. A tribute to the natural wonders of Montana, which inspire all of Studio Greytak’s sculptures and furniture, the Universe collection takes center stage. The series explores the mysteries of the natural world – earth, sky, sea and space – through gems and minerals, from a bowl made of crystalline blue aragonite and calcite to twin wall mirrors made of slices of agate with several rings.
In the south hall, Didier Ltd. of London will present a selection of jewelry created by painters and sculptors whose works are collected and appreciated internationally, although their contributions to jewelry design are less well known. The majority will focus on jewelry by female artists who often started out by making pieces themselves, so the jewelry they wore became an extension of their artistic personality.
If you go on the last day, November 15, don’t miss a special conference in partnership with NYC Jewelry Week in honor of Wallace Chan’s butterfly-centric work. It’s at 12:30 p.m. in the field and staff room, north hall.
And then see how the rest of your day flies away!
Above: L’AnÃ©mone de Bois brooch in plique-Ã -jour enamel and gold with aquamarines, RenÃ© Lalique, 1898; available at the Macklowe Gallery and visible at the Art + Design Salon until November 15th. All photos are courtesy of Salon Art + Design.
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