Since it’s inception in 2017, the NOMAD fair has traversed prestigious locations around the world to bring together collectors, interior designers, architects and art professionals for an exclusive design experience. After its Monaco debut, the invite-only excursion headed to Switzerland’s resort town of St. Moritz for 2018 and last week, the event returned to the mountainous locale for its latest installment.
NOMAD — which was created by Giorgio Pace and Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte — curates a number of galleries from around the world and transports them to “architecturally significant locations,” staging installations that allow visitors to experience each showroom as if they were in the original. Held from February 7-11, the St. Moritz edition revisited the Chesa Planta mansion in the Swiss Alps and presented projects that highlighted contemporary art, rare furniture pieces from the early 1900s and innovative objects. This year’s line-up of galleries included the multinational Almine Rech, David Gill of London, Etage Projects of Copenhagen and Galleria Paola Colombari of Milan, among several others.
Some works, such as Oscar Humphries & Rémi Gerbeau’s presentation of Carlo Mollino and Charlotte Perriand’s wood-filled “Design from the Alps,” focused on utilizing the space to recreate a specific room environment. Meanwhile others, like Berlin’s Functional Art Gallery, honed in on featuring cutting-edge objects and sculptures. Regardless of the piece, the overall mission of its presence in the fair was to “explore the dialogue between design, art and context.”
To check out some of the installations from NOMAD St. Moritz, browse through the gallery above.
Shifting over to New York’s art scene, Eric Haze and HUF have teamed up on a mural that coincides with the skateboarding brand’s SS19 collection.
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All shipping crates have arrived, nearly all cars have left, Chesa Planta’s wood is mulling over all it saw and heard during these days on its own again. This edition of NOMAD is over and we’d like to extend a juicy thank you to all the wonderful galleries, artists and visitors we had the chance to work or share a vision with for a couple days. THANK YOU GALLERIES Almine Rech @alminerech (Paris, London, New York, & Brussels) Andrea Caratsch (Zurich / St Moritz) Carwan Gallery @carwangallery (Beirut) David Gill @davidgillgallery (London) Erastudio @erastudioapartmentgallery (Milan) ETAGE PROJECTS @etageprojects (COPENHAGEN) Galleri Format @galleriformatoslo (Oslo) Functional Art Gallery @functionalartgallery (Berlin) Galleria Paola Colombari @galleria_paola_colombari (Milan) Galleria Rossella Colombari @galleriarossellacolombari (Milan) Gallery Fumi @gallery_fumi (London) Giustini / Stagetti @giustinistagetti (Rome) Hunter Harrison @hunter_harrison_gallery (London) Luisa delle Piane @gallerialuisadellepiane (Milan) Maniera @maniera_brussels (Brussels) MASSIMO DE CARLO @massimodecarlogallery (MILAN, LONDON & HONG KONG) Nilufar @nilufargallery (Milan) Toninelli Art Moderne (Monte Carlo) SPECIAL PROJECTS Carlo Mollino and Charlotte Perriand: Design from the Alps presented by Oscar Humphries @oscarhumphries & Rémi Gerbeau @remigerbeau SWEDEN vs ITALY presented by Angela Weber Möbel @angelawebermoebel Wood | matali crasset presented by The Cultural Gallery @theculturalgallery Sustenance00 presented by Martina Simeti @martinasimeti Rob Pruitt presented by YOOX @yoox Visions of Murano by Galleria Blanchaert FOUNDERS Giorgio Pace & Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte @giorgiopaceprojects @nb_lecompte MEDIA PARTNERS @dezeen @domus PARTNERS St. Moritz @stmoritz BMW @bmw MOGI @mogicaffe Hotel Bernina #nomadcircle #nomad #nomadstmoritz #designfair #artfair #engadin #interiors