30 Works We Want from Salon Art + Design 2021

George Nakashima, Long Chair, 1970s. Black walnut, white webbing. Courtesy Dobrinka Salzman Gallery

By PAUL LASTER, November 2021

Celebrating its ten-year anniversary edition at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, Salon Art + Design has everything you need to make your style of living better.

Showcasing nearly 50 art and design galleries from around the world, the stylish fair—on view through Sunday, November 14—features excellent examples of modernist and contemporary furniture, dynamic lighting in a variety of materials and forms, posh pieces of jewelry and elegant artworks from the earliest time to now.

Scroll through the images below to see our favorite works from this year’s show. WM

 Salustiano, Zahara in Silver Dress, 2021. Natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas. Courtesy Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

  Frank Gehry Little Beaver Chair and Ottoman, c. 1988. Courtesy Gabriel & Guillaume

 Reinier Bosch, Ink Writer Table Lamp, 2020. Cast bronze, black patina, LED light. Courtesy Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

 Ron Arad, London Pappardelle, 1992. Woven Polished Stainless Steel. Courtesy Diner Gallery

 Crouching Aphrodite, Roman, 1st century B.C. – 1st century A.D. Marble. Courtesy Phoenix Ancient Art


Jean-Luc Le Mounier, Boite a Bijoux, 2021. Bronze, cane, gold thread, leather, straw. Courtesy Todd Merrill Studio


  Tiffany Studios, Wisteria table lamp, c. 1902. Leaded glass, bronze,. Courtesy Macklowe Gallery

 Wharton Esherick, Sofa for Lawrence and Alice Seiver, 1958. Tulip poplar, walnut, painted wood, upholstery. Courtesy Converso 

 Kota Reliquary Figure (Mbulu Ngulu) from Gabon, Africa, 19th-Century. Courtesy Tambaran Gallery  


 Luiza Miller, Coffee table, c. 1970. Steel. Courtesy Magen H Gallery


Lino, Tagliapietra, Spigoitondi 04071, 2021. Glass. Courtesy Heller Gallery

 Ashwini Bhat, Assembling California: Earthquake Trail, 2020. Clay, underglaze, glaze, feldspar and paint. Courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery 


 César Baldaccini, Expansion Sculpture, c. 1990. Painted cast resin and enameled steel. Courtesy Liz O'Brien

 Joaquim Tenreiro, Sideboard c. 1950. Jacaranda wood. Courtesy Gabriel & Guillaume

 Toni Losey, Sculpture, 2020. Ceramic. Courtesy J. Lohmann Gallery 

 Studio Job, Weeping Lantern, 2018. Polished and painted bronze with glass. Courtesy R & Company 

  George Condo, Purple Nude II, 2015. Oil on linen. Courtesy Opera Gallery

  Ico Parisi Dining Table, 1995. Walnut, Glass. Courtesy Lost City Arts

  Jiro Kamata, Holon, Candleholder, 2021. Oxidized silver, camera lenses with PVD coating, red and 24k gold coating. Courtesy Ornamentum 


 Ayala Serfaty, Kuramura Blue Armchair, 2020. Handmade wool and silk felt. Courtesy Maison Gerard

 Vittorio Zecchin, Venini Veronese Vase, c.1925. Courtesy Glass Past

  Georges Jouve, Sculptural white ceramic lamp, c. 1955. Courtesy Galerie Chastel-Maréchal 
  Fernando and Humberto Campana, Ofidia Mirror, 2015. Cast bronze, glass. Courtesy Friedman Benda

 Paul Evans, Sculpture Top Coffee Table, 1973. Glass, Gold Leaf, Paint, Steel. Courtesy Lobel Moderne


 Noh Mask of Shakumi, 17th century. Courtesy Carole Davenport Japanese Art

 Gio Ponti, Triennale Arm Chairs, c. 1954. Walnut, brass, velvet upholstery. Courtesy Donzella

 Sako Ryuhei, Mokume-gane Uchidashi Vase 02, 2020. Silver, copper, shakudo, shibuichi and kuromido . Courtesy Onishi Gallery 

 Inge & Luciano Rubino, Bench with Velvet Seats, 1960s. Teak, velvet, steel. Courtesy Lost City Arts 

  René Lalique, Plique-à-Jour Enamel "L'Anémone de Bois" Brooch, c. 1897. 2 Aquamarines, diamonds, enamel, molded glass, 18K gold. Courtesy Macklowe Gallery



Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.



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