The Park Avenue Armory is coming alive with the opening of The Salon Art + Design (November 10-14), featuring work from 55 of the world’s top design-art players, including Galerie Kreo, Demisch Danant, Nilufar and Axel Vervoordt. What makes this year’s Salon edition particularly special, however, is the tribute being paid to Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid. The expressive, fluid forms that Hadid employed in furniture and objets will be on show and for sale through several galleries, including David Gill, Sarah Myerscough and Ammann Gallery.
Highlights at David Gill include the sleek silver Liquid Glacial chair ($26,000), dining table (price on request) and console ($110,000) from the series that Hadid conceived in 2012, plus the crystal and patinated metal Chandelier Lisse (price on request) – all presented in homage to the designer’s explorations of material and form.
Ammann Gallery, meanwhile, is presenting pieces from as far back as 1997: the four-piece Tea and Coffee Set (price on request), which fits together like a three-dimensional puzzle. The strikingly simple Snow Drift chair (price on request) from 2006 also dazzles.
Sculptural vessels (price on request) – named Ve-Sel and created in 2015 in collaboration with designer Gareth Neal – will be available courtesy of London’s Sarah Myerscough. Hewn from American white oak and in some cases ebonised, they are exquisite examples of the pair’s love of traditional craft matched with advances in digital tools and technology.