Collective Design will host its sixth fair March 9-11, 2018 at Skylight Clarkson North during Armory Arts Week with a dynamic curated selection of international galleries, individual designers, and special presentations to create a unique experience for visitors and a robust offering for collectors. Over the past five years, Collective Design has articulated a new framework for a fair, one that goes beyond a commercial viewpoint to invite collaboration and exploration. The fair encourages discovery and connoisseurship among art and design professionals and the public alike through its curated selection of compelling galleries and designers, playful process-based installations and thoughtful educational programming.
This year’s fair will demonstrate the exceptional scope and depth of material coming from the galleries presenting at Collective Design. With exceptional vintage pieces, modern art, contemporary furniture and design objects, the galleries are presenting a view of how we collect, and live, today. New local and international exhibitors will include Galerie Michael Bargo, Chesterfield Gallery, Culture Object, Fort Gansevoort, Toronto’s Caviar20, Miami’s Nina Johnson, and Southern California’s Peter Blake Gallery, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Among the notable returning participants are Paris-based Chahan Gallery and Galerie MiniMasterpiece, Mindy Solomon, Sienna Patti, Wexler Gallery, Julie Saul, Lost City Arts, and J. Lohmann Gallery. Returning for the third year as one of the cornerstones of the fair is Collective Concept, a series that offers immersive presentations of independent contemporary designers in the fields of lighting, furnishing, ceramics and textiles. New sections to this year’s fair are Hybrid, a section for exhibitors offering work that challenges the boundary between art and design, and POV, a series of rooms and installations demonstrating the viewpoint of some of the industry’s top interior designers.