The BADA Fair is partnering with London Design Week this year, bringing together two Chelsea events that are renowned for luxury art, design and interiors
The BADA Fair, running 9-15 March 2016 at Duke of York Square on the King’s Road, is the first major showcase of fine art, design and antiques in the London event calendar each year and the only fair that is exclusive to members of the prestigious British Antique Dealers’ Association. The event attracts experienced collectors and first-time buyers from around the world with a diverse offering of contemporary art, modern sculpture, art-deco jewellery and 18th-century furniture.
London Design Week, taking place at the nearby Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour from 13-18 March 2016, is spring’s leading design event, with an unprecedented parade of the latest furniture, fabrics, lighting, wallcoverings, carpets, tiles, kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor living.
‘There is a natural synergy between London Design Week 2016 and the BADA Fair,’ says Claire German, Managing Director of Design centre Chelsea Harbour, ‘as they are built on core values of quality and integrity. Both offer the best in their chosen areas of expertise and attract a discerning clientele from the UK and overseas.’
Look out for these pieces at the BADA Fair:
Contemporary items have an increasing presence at the BADA Fair, with Jonathan Cooper staging a solo exhibition of still-life works by Susan Angharad Williams, who worked privately for over 20 years, and Signed + Designed – sister company of loyal BADA Fair exhibitor AD Antiques – will display further contemporary British work including delicate porcelain sculptures by Fenella Elms and decoratively glazed vessels by Peter Beard.
There is a natural synergy between London Design Week 2016 and the BADA Fair as they are built on core values of quality and integrity
Traditional items continue to fetch six-figure sums at the BADA Fair. Godson & Coles will showcase an impressive Regency period armchair in the manner of George Smith, dating from 1805. Guy Peppiatt Fine Art will display fine English watercolours depicting landscapes in Britain and further afield, and exhibitor Laura Bordignon will display Japanese objects from the Meiji period.
New participants at London Design Week include an exciting influx of international names, alongside a programme of Conversations in Design and Access All Areas, led by tastemakers and influencers.
Ticket for BADA are £10 for a single ticket, £15 for a double (all tickets include the latest edition of the BADA Handbook and one re-entry pass per person). London Design Week 2016 is free to enter. A shuttle bus will run between the Sloane Square Hotel and the Design Centre.