Established & Sons’ limited editions hit Nomad St. Moritz
British company Established & Sons bring its limited editions back to life for collectible design fair Nomad, including pieces by Formafantasma, Barber & Osgerby, Terence Woodgate and more
The highlight of the Swiss aprés ski circuit, roving collectable design fair Nomad (6-9 February) returns once more to St Moritz. For its third winter edition in Engadine, a host of fabulous fantastical objects, artworks and furniture will be showcased throughout the historic Alpine residence, Chesa Planta. This year, among the global galleries, British manufacturer Established & Sons is staging a much anticipated installation. For its inaugural show at the fair, the brand are presenting rare display of its LIMITED collection.
Titled ‘Materiality’, Established & Sons is bringing 16 unique and previously unseen pieces to St Moritz, all special editions commissioned from its well-known designer roster – Barber & Osgerby, Committee, Formafantasma, Liselotte Watkins, Roy McMakin, and Terence Woodgate with John Barnard. The remit of the collection, which originally launched in 2005, is to explore the intersection of art, design, manufacturing technology and master craftsmanship; providing in the process a range of works that ‘challenge the status quo’.
Sebastian Wrong, design director of Established & Sons and one of the original co-founders, says Nomad offers an inspiring setting for such standout pieces. ‘Nomad’s characterful spaces connect in the right way with collectible design – these unique interiors challenge the exhibitor and inspire the collector’
‘The thorough editing process and diversity in the fair reflects our own approach. The close partnerships we form with the designers evolves cutting-edge sculptural pieces which are both inspiring and exciting to live with.’
Of particular note, the Objects of Desire Series by Liselotte Watkins follows her collaborations with Miuccia Prada and Italian porcelain workshop Bitossi to see her expressive linework, bold colours and feminine forms applied to vintage Italian ceramics. Then there’s the Another Kountry collection by functional artist Roy McMakin, whose handcrafted furniture explores ideas of memory, twisting familiar forms with off-kilter detailing.
Collectors will also have the opportunity to pick up an all-new take on the old Established & Sons favourite Kebab lamps by London art and design duo Committee. Fun, flair and intriguing investment opportunities a-plenty. Snow business like this. §