The eighth season of Salon Art + Design at the Park Avenue Armory in New York showcased the world’s best in collectible design – vintage, modern and contemporary – enhanced by blue-chip 20th century and contemporary art. The exhibition featured 56 leading art and design galleries (from 14 different countries), spotlighting the trends of collectible design. Fort Street Studio carpets were included in two displays this year.
Our textured wool Kaseko Slate carpet was customized in a stone shape and created a cozy platform for designer Pierre Yovanovitch’s Bear chairs and his installation for The XI’s West Tower penthouses.
Ground Sand, from our New Traditionals collection was selected by French design duo, Gilles et Boissier, to provide a soft and serene platform to the lounge area they designed for The XI Cafe by Six Senses.
In the cafe, a model of The XI, Bjarke Ingels’ travertine & bronze masterwork comprised of two towers currently rising in West Chelsea, was on prominent display.
On the other end of the wide entrance hall in the library, Gabriel Hendifar crafted an Interlude with music inspired lighting and cabinets that were clad in woven metal mesh for his Manhattan-based design studio Apparatus.
Lalique partnered with the UK-based wallcovering atelier Fromental to create an environment for the French house and showcase their Bacchantes figures, Cactus console and a new lightning collection by Pierre-Yves Rochon. All surrounded by hand painted Fromental wallpapers with a tromp-l’oeil effect and cookie carpeting that crept up the wall.
One of our favorite highlights was the divine stone center table named “Plume” by Gloria Cortina at Cristina Grajales Gallery. The piece is hand carved of Mexican white onyx and inspires balance.
Architect and designer Georges Mohasseb found time during his busy stay in New York for Salon to visit Fort Street Studio and talk art and design with our co-principal, Janis Provisor. His “Erosion” totem for Studio-Manda was presented by French gallery, Gabriel & Guillaume.
Here is one of the head-turning booths at the show with Crystal Atmosphere by Frida Fjellman at Hostler Burrows design gallery.
Crystal Icosahedrons by Anthony James was the most photographed art-object at the Opera Gallery.
WonderGlass, the London-based gallery, made its debut at Salon Art+Design with Simone Zecubi’s installation “Dark Matter” which was inspired by the first satellite sent into orbit.
And here, a dose of magic by Danish artist Steffen Dam with his art-work “New Medicine”.