PAD London, 4-8 October 2017

Thanks to some careful planning, and expert technical assistance from Aston Spinks (logistics) and Nicky Aubury (lighting), the set up for PAD 2017 was completed speedily, and with remarkable ease.

By 8 am Berkeley Square was lined with trucks grabbing non-existent parking spots, while inside scores of exhibitors and movers negotiated, with good humour, piles of timber, lighting track and other stand building leftovers.

This year we are offering a range of furniture and works of art by leading architect/designers active from the later decades of the nineteenth century, through to the 1930s.  Highlights include a hat stand designed by George Edmund Street for the Law Courts, two ‘Granville’ chairs designed by Edward Welby Pugin, a wash stand designed by Ernest Gimson for Earl Bathurst, and a ‘Long Chair’ designed by Marcel Breuer.

We are also showing an Anglo-Indian armchair from the suite until recently at Raynham Hall.  Despite dating from around 1710, this chair blends comfortably with the aesthetic of the English Arts & Crafts Movement.

Designed by Dr Christopher Dresser, we have a selection of ceramics, including a stunning green-glazed ‘Tongues’ vase (right).

PAD opens to the public on Wednesday 4 October, with previews during the two previous days, and closes on Sunday 8 October.  As ever, the fair offers a stunning array of contemporary and older design: do stop by if you happen to be in London.

For further information on PAD London 2017 visit their website here