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PAD London 2019: Studio Selection

Located in the heart of bustling Berkeley Square in Mayfair, PAD is one of London’s leading fairs. Since its conception in 2007, PAD London has evolved beyond how it set out as a space for ‘post-war and contemporary design and decorative arts’. Today, the showcase has an abundance of collectable 20th century and mid-century design, glass and ceramics, alongside a substantial collection of jewellery. Collectors and guests are invited to experience 68 galleries in total from 14 different countries.

Below is a brief selection from the Rigby & Rigby Studio of this year’s PAD London event, which ended yesterday (6th October).

Maria Wettergren Gallery, Cecile Bendixen, Sun Disc, Misty Sun, 2019

Labelled, Phenomena, it belongs to an exhibition of textile sculptures by the contemporary artist and architect, Cecilie Bendixen. As reflected in the title, the Danish artist is drawn to natural phenomena, and she poetically explores the way in which essential dynamics can be captured by her sculptures though different materials and methods.

Modernity, 20th Century Design & Decorative Arts Sweden

Modernity, showcased at PAD London, specialises in the collection and sale of rare and high-grade furniture, ceramics, glass, lighting, and jewellery by the most renowned Scandinavian designers of the 20th Century. Their large collection included design classics by Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen Alvar Aalto, Axel Salto, Berndt Friberg – to name a few. With a strong emphasis on post-war design, Modernity has established itself as one of the leading galleries in northern Europe.

Todd Merrill Studio – Marc Fish Chair, Ethereal Series Chair and Lounge Chair, UK, 2019

Marc Fish is a renowned UK-based designer and his work attracts the attention of designers, critics, and collectors worldwide. He constantly strives to transcend the barriers of art, design, sculpture, and furniture with each piece using the finest hand-cut wood veneers and natural finishes, from bronze to squid ink. Ever inspired by elements of the natural world, Fish’s Ethereal Series mimics the delicacy of leaf structures with their complicated system of midribs and veins.

The structure of these pieces has ribbon-like delicacies that contrast the structural appearance of them.  Fish’s masterful composition creates the illusion of sloping surface despite being perfectly level. In an exploration to develop new, innovative techniques Fish has pushes the limits of twenty-first century furniture design.