Fairs & Exhibitions
Our chronicle this issue of the international home, design, décor and art exhibition road show crosses the Atlantic, starting with the Casa Décor exhibition in Madrid and concluding with a visit to the inaugural Maison & Objet Americas show in Miami.
Upcoming shows include Tendence in Frankfurt (29 August-1 September); the second annual edition of Maison & Objet in Paris (4-8 September 2015) and Paris Design Week (5-12 September); the London Design Festival (19-27 September) and 100% Design (23-26 September) and Decorex (20-23 September), both also in London; and the Feria del Mueble in Yecla, Murcia (21-24 September).
Madrid on the Move
Every year Casa Décor – an exclusive exhibition featuring top industry professionals and leading brands – takes over one of Madrid or Barcelona’s emblematic or historic buildings, undertakes a major refurbishment and, for just over a month, presents dozens of projects to a select public. The building chosen for the latest edition, the 50th, was the former Real Fábrica de Ceras (Royal Wax Factory) commissioned for construction by Carlos III in 1788. It is located in Calle La Palma in the central Madrid district of Malasaña, which languished after its golden “La Movida” years but has been rejuvenated with a new era of young artists, designers and creators opening alternative shops, outlets and restaurants.
Pies Casa Decor:
Natuzzi/Raul Martins (Casa Decor)
Sonsoles González de la Nava and Nestor Barroso (Casa Decor)
Casa Decor façade
Organisers of the inaugural Maison & Object Americas exhibition had high expectations for the Miami Beach venue, and they were not disappointed. They reported that the destination had superbly highlighted its emergence as a “powerhouse design capital”, with more than 350 exhibitors from 24 countries, and 8,619 unique visitors travelling to the “gateway to the Americas” from 82 countries.
Coral chandelier – by designer Ilda Pires
Zuo Vive Collection Martinique daybed – by designer Zuo Modern