salon art + design to host 56 galleries and 5 special installations in NY's park avenue armory

salon art + design to host 56 galleries and 5 special installations in NY's park avenue armory

from november 14-18, salon art + design returns for its eighth edition at the park avenue armory in new york to present the world’s best vintage and modern design — enhanced by blue-chip, 20th century and contemporary art. produced by sanford l. smith + associates, the highly-anticipated 2019 edition of salon brings together a diverse, international group of 56 art and design dealers to showcase exceptional material to suit every taste. the exhibitors are joined by a collection of special collaborators who will create site-specific design installations within the armory’s historic rooms. a vibrant program of panel discussions and conversations, as well as tours of the fair by leading designers, allows visitors to engage directly with the top experts in the fields of art, design, and collecting.

image courtesy of R + company (banner image courtesy of todd merrill studio)



salon art + design is distinguished by its highly curated mix of historic and contemporary collectible design and fine art. gallery exhibitors are encouraged to create immersive environments within the park avenue armory setting, in the same way that interior designers envision domestic atmospheres for their clients. this year — in addition to 30 exhibitors hailing from the united states — the fair will also include a selection of european and international galleries from belgium, brazil, france, germany, italy, lebanon, the netherlands, russia, spain, sweden, switzerland and the united kingdom. salon’s success stems from the quality and international flavor of the exhibiting galleries that is highly sought-after by today’s collectors and tastemakers.

image courtesy of the future perfect



in addition to the exhibiting galleries, visitors can enjoy a collection of special installations that fill the rooms of the armory building’s front halls. manhattan-based design studio apparatus — a firm that seeks to investigate the conditions of lighting, furniture and objects within the context of an immersive environment — will continue their exploration of the historical and cultural through a modern lens. drawing upon the vision of creative director gabriel hendifar and his construction of the studio’s work in narratives, the installation can be perceived as a gesamtkunstwerk — a total work of art — and visitors to salon are invited to experience this unique aesthetic.

carlo mollino, chair and ottoman
image courtesy of casati gallery



in addition, french designer mathieu lehanneur will create a site-installation specific that gives insight into his unique sensibility, and offers visitors a first look at his latest design works. lehanneur’s multi-disciplinary approach to creativity sees him engaging in the realms of product design, architecture, craft and technology.


meanwhile, custom furniture design firm pollaro — which focuses on residential, superyacht, corporate suite, boutique hotel and retail interior design — will highlight its use of rare materials through an engaging installation. known for producing some of the finest chairs in the world and tailoring their dimensions to the exact body of their clients, the firm’s pieces are made entirely by hand, with extreme attention to detail. pollaro’s special installation will demonstrate the elevation of furniture as art.

ahryun lee B
image courtesy of J lohmann gallery



another site-specific installation will see french glassmaker lalique, together with british wall covering atelier fromental, create an atmosphere that celebrates the motifs of its brand. in addition to debuting the handcrafted silk ‘hirondelles’ wallpaper in the US — expertly hand painted and embroidered by fromental craftspeople — the exhibition will also see walls lined with varying themes, each telling a story. the installation will include classic lalique creations, as well as the introduction of a new lighting collection made in collaboration with renowned designer pierre-yves rochon.


visitors to salon can also experience ‘the protagonist exhibit’, curated by vogue italia and led by artistic director and haute jewelry designer, alexandra mor. the installation is set to feature the work of 15 high jewelry design houses, and celebrate mindful, sustainable fine jewelry that spotlights environmentally-friendly materials.

unicorn rocker, 1974
image courtesy of moderne gallery



discover more about the 2019 edition of salon art + design — including visitor information, conversation programming, tour scheduling, and more — here.

oval quartz low table
image courtesy of garrido gallery

parisi bookcase
image courtesy of nicholas kilner

jorge pardo, meretricious untitled 16, 2015, MDF, acrylic paint, laca
image courtesy of david gill gallery

image courtesy of adrian sassoon

iosselliani design, black hole sun floor lamp
image courtesy of giustini / stagetti

anne & vicent corbière, les danseuses
image courtesy of twenty first gallery

ermilov vasili, suprematist composition, painted wooden relief on panel, 47.5 x 47.5 cm (18.7 x 18.7 in)
image courtesy of ABA gallery



2019 exhibitors: ABA gallery*, adrian sassoon, ammann // gallery, ariadne galleries, bernard goldberg fine arts, casati gallery*, chahan gallery , charles burnand*, cristina grajales gallery, david gill gallery, demisch danant, donzella, friedman benda, gabriel & guillaume*, galerie BSL, galerie chastel-maréchal, galerie de la béraudière, galerie negropontes, gallery FUMI, garrido gallery, geoffrey diner gallery*, giustini / stagetti, glass past, heller gallery , heritage international art gallery*, hostler burrows, J. lohmann gallery, karl kemp, legado arte*, liz o’brien, lost city arts, magen H gallery, maison gerard, maison rapin, mazzoleni london-torino , moderne gallery, modernity, nicholas kilner, nilufar gallery, opera gallery*, patrick parrish gallery, peter blake gallery*, phoenix ancient art, portuondo*, priveekollektie contemporary art | design, R & company, sarah myerscough gallery, SIDE gallery*, the future perfect, thomas fritsch – artrium, todd merrill studio, twenty first gallery, vallois, wexler gallery, wonderglass*, yves macaux


*new this year

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    492,774 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample