New York’s contribution to the seemingly endless calendar of annual collectible design fairs, Salon Art+Design has carved out a niche for itself by masterfully bringing together vintage, modern, and contemporary design under one roof. Whereas certain blue-chip platforms purely focus on the new or the old, this now well-established event makes the critical link between the past and present, helping connoisseurs, collectors, and general design enthusiasts draw important parallels, especially when it comes to making shrewd decisions on what to acquire. Held in the storied Park Avenue Armory from November 11th to the 15th, this year’s Salon Art+Design promises to be as vigorous as ever, surmounting the complex challenges of the past two years.
Strategically located on one of the most affluent stretches in the world and close to 50 percent of the global collector base, Salon Art+Design goes straight to the source. Some international galleries opt for this event rather than other American fairs to reach this audience directly. Also drawing in many of these individual and interest parties—interior designers looking to outfit sumptuous properties throughout the city for example—is also a dynamic program of museum-quality talks and lectures. Adding to this particularly sophisticated offering is the encouragement by the fair’s organizers for exhibitors to create immersive environments in their booths that best reflect domestic life today. The world has drastically changed in the past two years and galleries have taken stock of these shifts to inform how they present their wares. Implementing the historic building’s entrance rooms as part of the overall exhibition help break up the standard format.
“We couldn’t be happier that we are able to hold a live event this year, particularly on the occasion of this momentous anniversary, and just as art and culture returns to New York City,” said Salon Art + Design director Jill Bokor. “We anticipate a new, reinvigorated audience of design collectors and enthusiasts who have become more interested in the aesthetics and function of the home this past year. We hope to serve as the gateway to these aspiring collectors to experience the world’s best design and art.”