Design fair Nomad is on its second outing at the sunny Monte Carlo cliffside La Vigie – the oldest villa in Monaco formerly inhabited by Karl Lagerfeld – for a four-day soirée of collectable design. The brainchild of creative publishing specialist Giorgio Pace and Carwan Gallery’s Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte this year sees innovative new designs from many of the 17 international galleries showing, plus special projects by the likes of LizWorks and Mathieu Lehanneur. Here is our pick of new designs to look out ...
Anton Alvarez for Carwan Gallery
Carwan Gallery tapped Swiss-Chilean designer Anton Alvarez for five playful experiments in ceramic that Bellavance-Lecompte first showcased at Salone del Mobile in his exhibition, Unsighted. The tubular forms arrive in a striking cobalt blue hue, and each design appears as if extruded from different cutters for a pleasing Play-Doh effect.
Egeværk for Sarah Myerscough Gallery
The British gallerist returns with another impressive wood-turning project, this time by Danish furniture makers Lasse Kristensen and Mette Bentzen (Egeværk). Using Danish Ash from one single tree, the duo achieve a smooth, horn-like shape in the Void table by meticulously stripping each layer of wood.
Micha Kahn at Friedman Benda
The New York gallery joins the Nomad team for the first time with an eclectic display of Misha Khan’s work. Unveiling 15 playful works, all of which use different materials to produce exaggerated forms. Highlights include marble powder, resin and wood stools that sit in front of the fireplace of the room, while taking centre stage is the mammoth tongue and cheek table, titled Back Bend Starfish Puts on all Her Jewels
for Her Workout, in stainless steel and glass.
Sabine Marcelis for Etage Projects
At the Nomad St. Moritz edition earlier this year, Rotterdam-based Marcelis released an off-white version of the resin Soap table. For Nomad Monaco, the Copenhagen gallery will be showcasing this ice-blue iteration that continues to boast the designer’s dynamic ways with resin. Its minimalist and matte form is sure to compliment Etage’s more opulent designs on view by Fredrik Paulsen and FOS.
Mattia Bonetti for David Gill Gallery
A decadent mix of warm materials come together for the Tiger cabinet’s official launch; mahogany, brass, and leather. Described as ‘exuding lust and attraction’, the wild, animalistic patterns somehow juxtapose with the sophisticated shape for an eclectic design that is set to stand out against the landscape of the Monte Carlo hills.
David and Nicolas for Nilufar Gallery
Beirut-based design duo David and Nicolas wanted to revive a classic Lebanese chair when they first designed the Chaise Maurice in painted steel, walnut wood and green upholstery. The charming vintage model, that has a throne-like status, has been updated in a Red Cavallino upholstery and paired with an ottoman footrest for enhanced luxury
Nomad Circle is on view 26-29 April at Villa La Vigie. For more information, visit the Nomad website, (opens in new tab) the Société des Bains de Mer website, (opens in new tab) or the Monaco Tourist Board website (opens in new tab)
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