There was an outstanding array of talent at PAD in Paris this year. Oscar Graf’s stand was sublime in its simplicity, his stunning chairs taking centre stage in what was a true homage to the art of late 19th and early 20th century European chair design. Outstanding works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Hoffmann and Ruhlmann were displayed among others. We weren’t surprised to discover it was voted best stand this year by Architectural Digest.
Charles Trevelyan’s sculptural lamp, Outside Within, on the Carpenters Workshop Gallery really caught our attention. He works with the London design group Viable. The clever play of light and shade is remarkable, with light radiating back towards the floor from within its amorphous free-standing ‘shade’.
We also loved this amazing chair by Wendell Castle on the Carpenters Workshop Gallery stand, with its solid arched legs suggesting movement and stability at the same time.