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David Franchi – Sunday, 18th October 2015.
As usually PAD London Art Fair 2015 has hit the mark. The overwhelmingly PAD 2015 fair is one of the most significant catalysts that attracts to London art galleries from the most important in the world.
PAD 2015 Art Fair was at its usual location in Berkley Square, in Mayfair, in the earth of London.
At its 9th edition, PAD 2015 London proposed 63 galleries of which 13 were participating for the first time.
In between the most relevant galleries of the world, they present unique pieces. The atmosphere is lavish and, according to the prices, addressed to top class buyers.
An exceptional organisation is provided and the disposition of the galleries seems to be same from the last years, which means the business has been successful in the past.
Participants to PAD 2015 London can be grouped by themes: 20th Century Design, Contemporary Design, Decorative Art, Jewellery, Modern Art, Antiquities + Tribal Art, Asian, Islamic Art, Sculpture, and Photography. This array gives an accurate panorama of what are the essential trends in the art world.
Like every year PAD London is proud of its restaurant and bar. For the 2015 edition of the art fair the design of the PAD restaurant and Ruinart bar is committed to Francis Sultana the famous furniture and interior designer from London, who also exhibit at the Frieze art fair.
Sultana is also one of judges for the Moët Hennessy PAD London Prize, which is an esteemed panel of judges including Julia Peyton-Jones, Elizabeth Saltzman, Nigel Coates, Allegra Hicks and Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The winners for the year 2015 are: Kreo Gallery (UK/France) for Contemporary Design; Jousse Entreprise (France) for 20th Century Decorative Art; Rose Uniacke (UK) for Best Antiquities Stand; and Pierre Passebon / Galerie du Passage (France) for Best Stand.
In 1997 Patrick Perrin created one of the most appreciated cultural events in France, the Pavillon des Arts et du Design Paris. Inspired by the Italian studiolo of the Renaissance, it brings together international gallery owners as well as young promising dealers, whose area of expertise covers the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, together with the relationship between art and industry, and the beginnings of the Arts and Crafts movement and design. Since 2007 the fair has taken a new direction focusing on Art and Design from 1860 to today and now is called Pavilion of Art & Design.
The fair PAD –Pavilion of Art and Design was in Berkley Square, Mayfair, London, from 14th until 18th October 2015.