PAD London celebrates the past and present of collectible design

PAD London (until 16 October 2022) returns for a new edition presenting historical and collectible design

Galerie Kreo works by Doshi Levien at PAD London
Galerie Kreo at PAD London 2022, previewing the new Kinari table and console by Doshi Levien as well as modular storage furniture by Mark Newson.
(Image credit: Giulio Sheaves and Eva Herzog Studio)

PAD returns to London’s Berkeley Square for its 14th edition, presenting 62 galleries from 13 countries, back for the first time after a two-year hiatus from the location. 

The fair’s unique offering of contemporary and historical design, art, jewellery and ceramics is once again populated by PAD regulars from Galerie Kreo to Carpenters Workshop Gallery, as well as several newcomers. 

'It is a joy to be back in London: this new edition of PAD captures all the elements that constitute the fair’s DNA: a curated gathering of the world’s most visionary gallerists and creators, driven by a common goal to champion exceptional work, new talent, innovation and craftsmanship; a desire to inspire the most spectacular interiors by sparking a conversation between past and present and most of all, a commitment to break down barriers between the disciplines of art, design and jewellery in order to foster creativity,' comments the fair's CEO, Patrick Perrin.

PAD Prize 2022

PAD London WA booth with rice paper lamps

WA Design stand

(Image credit: PAD and WA design)

Table winner of Contemporary design at Pad London 2022

Casamona Table by Francesco Perini for Gallery FUMI

(Image credit: Pierre Mouton)

This year’s PAD prize was awarded to France’s Jacques Lacoste and WA Design (a gallery specialising in Japanese design making its PAD debut), who won best stand, while the best historical design prize went to Patrick Fourtin’s presentation of a pair of 1930s ‘Elza’ armchairs by Joze Pleènik. The fair's Contemporary Art prize was awarded to Khrysos by Signe Emdal’s for Galerie Maria Wettergren, a colourful wall piece made of Icelandic up-spun wool and cotton warp.

Finally, the contemporary design prize was awarded to London’s Gallery Fumi, for the ‘Casamona’ table by Italian artist Francesco Perini. An exceptional craftsmanship effort featuring oak inlaid with black marble, the round table's top is created with the artisanal technique to mimic and celebrate the wood's natural veins. 

Galleries debuting at PAD London

Charles Zana furniture

Charles Zana

(Image credit: Vincent Leroux )

Jallu booth with Roberto Ruspoli painting

Galerie Jallu with mural by Roberto Ruspoli

(Image credit: Cox London )

Among the fair’s newcomers is Charles Zana, for whom PAD London marks the first show of his own work outside France, and Jallu, a Parisian gallery presenting a range of craft that includes master straw marquetry and gypsum, and whose stand features a backdrop by artist Roberto Ruspoli.

Steel bar by Pouenat

Barrha Bar by Yann Le Coadic for Pouenat

(Image credit: Pouenat)

French metalwork experts Pouenat also make their PAD London debut, with a stand that includes Yann Le Coadic's ‘Bar Barrha’, an aluminium piece that essentially combines sculpture and functionality.

New launches at Pad London 2022

Achille Salvagni booth at PAD London 2022

Achille Salvagni's booth, featuring a collaboration with Toyine Sellers

(Image credit: Achille Salvagni)

Paul Cocksedge Chandelier and tables

(Image credit: press)

Across the fair were several product debuts and launches by international collectible design creators. Achille Salvagni presented his collaboration with textile designer Toyine Sellers, originally shown during London Design Festival 2022 and here presented in an immersive setting that includes colourful versions of his ‘Dumas’ bronze chandeliers. Elsewhere at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paul Cocksedge's ‘Light and Shade’ chandelier floats effortlessly in the air, accompanying the ‘Slump’ tables by the designer.

Paris' Galerie Kreo presents new works by Doshi Levien alongside pieces from the past year. A sneak preview of a larger collection to make its debut in 2023, the Kinari coffee table and console are inspired by the Indian roots of Nipa Doshi, their names and design referencing the decorative borders of a handwoven Indian Sari.

Woven wall piece

A Gust of Wind on The Cliff by Arko for Sarah Myerscough Gallery

(Image credit: Arko and Sarah Myerscough Gallery)

Sarah Myerscough's craft-focused presentation includes the work of Japanese straw artist Arko, who specialises in working with rice straws to create contemporary compositions.

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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.