Art and antiques assault ‘Ifema’ with ‘Feriarte’. ‘Art Deco’ pieces, 1950s, Louis XVI, painting, sculpture and even archeology are just one example. This is our selection of essentials.
The queen art and antiques fair in Madrid is here with its 42nd edition: FERIARTE, at IFEMA, ends this Sunday and we invite you to visit this pavilion with 84 exhibitors (something bearable) full of objects and furniture to buy. Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Modernism, the 50s, painting, sculpture and even archeology … Exceptional masterpieces, whose quality and authenticity are guaranteed.
Here you can find from a Louis XVI bureau, a polychrome Aragonese table from 1750, a Macassar ebony chest of drawers with marquetry and mother-of-pearl shell, some fifty-year-old Marco Zanuso style chairs, some eighteenth-century Chinese enameled porcelain tureens, works by Canogar, Miró , Tàpies, Dalí, Goya or Sorolla, and hundreds of archaeological pieces from different ancient civilizations. Icons such as Willy Rizo, Fornasetti, Charlotte Perriand, Arne Jacobsen, Aldo Tura, Maxime Old, Ado Chale …
As a novelty, FERIARTE has incorporated #YouArt this year, a space with prices below 5,000 euros. If you are a collector or an art lover, this is your appointment.
A display with pieces by Maria Pergay, Aldo Tura, porcelain from Sèvres, Piranesi, Milo Baughman, Duval Brasseur
Lovers of select antiques already know that when Antique and Chic organizes an opening, it should not be missed. There are still those who remember that in the last edition, that of last February, in which it was possible to buy pieces signed by Salvador Dalí or Pablo Picasso. The next appointment will take place once again at Calle Serrano, 37 in Madrid, from October 24 to 28. Five days where antique dealers and decoration firms such as Beatriz Bálgoma or Verde Gabán will coexist in the middle of the Golden Mile to offer their most exclusive pieces and advise on interior design.
The only requirement that is asked of the antique dealers, brocantes and auctioneers is good taste. Contemporary works and metal sculptures can be found alongside classical and art deco pieces of all prices, belonging to established or emerging artists. Antique and Chic also reserves space for French-style furniture, 19th century lamps, Provencal cupboards, brass tables, cushions with fabrics from the 50s or pieces that have simply been recycled and remain in perfect condition to be used. Singular pieces full of contrast for those looking for original decorative proposals.
After many years coming to fairs, making customers and working with the best decorators, opening in Madrid was a challenge for us,” explains Carina Casanovas who, just a few months ago, opened a joint store with Helena Egea in the capital. In her case, the experience is a degree: the former has had its antique store in Sabadell for 28 years and more than 15 years since Egea abandoned her career as a pharmacist for the restoration.
When this place appeared we did not think so. It is spacious, bright and allows us to create different environments ”, highlights Casanovas. In their new space in the Salamanca district, each one maintains its identity, but their collections, of disparate styles and spanning from the 18th to the 20th, merge and share one objective: “to create aesthetically beautiful environments”. A mix as personal as their careers.
After more than 75 years in the world of antiques, ‘Artur Ramon’ surrounds himself with artists and curators to modernize them. With this vocation, they open a local in an old textile warehouse in L’Eixample.
Be an antique dealer with a contemporary attitude. That is the purpose of the Artur Ramon Art gallery with their move from the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, where they lived for more than 75 years, to an old textile warehouse in L’Eixample where they open an exhibition space.
Based on our tradition in the world of antiques, we want to help ourselves as artists or curators to modernize them,” explains Mónica Ramon, the fourth generation of the family together with her brother Artur
Levitating chandeliers or rococo cabinets with hearts inside can be seen in his first show, but his specialty is still ancient painting mixed with Neapolitan and English deco jewels. “If there is quality, we may be interested in whatever world it is,” he emphatically concludes.
True to the spirit of the Bauhaus, Germano Marchetti has explored new forms by mixing all kinds of materials in his showroom in Barcelona. Its furniture, all new, oozes retro character.
I would like to bring together artisans from various sectors under the same roof to interact in the creation of unique pieces. Bring the Bauhaus back to life in Barcelona ”, confesses the designer and owner of the showroom that bears his name, Germano Marchetti Summonte.
It all started in 1997, when he met architect Peter Page at Gianni Versace’s Miami villa and immersed him in the world of design. Now he has opened his own space (shared with an antique frames workshop) in the capital of Catalan modernism, where he can sell his creations and those of the cabinetmaker Gerardo Falconi.
True to the spirit of the German school, I have explored new ways by mixing all kinds of materials ”. Natural elements such as marble, exotic stones or wood, make up sculptural works such as the Plettro coffee table. Its furniture, all new, overflows with retro character.
In ‘Topitos Furniture’ they are known for their lamps, they say that most people come there looking for those of Miguel Milá. Upon arrival, they find a brocante full of treasures.
In this old-fashioned brocante, cabinets, lamps, ceramics or armchairs are crowded (in huge numbers) in Gràcia, where interior designer Armando Martínez and antique dealer David Anguita have teamed up under the name Armando de David to open the eccentric Topitos Furniture .
David had a small space in Barcelona and I in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, in France, but we both wanted a bigger business in our hometown –explains the first–. When we settled in, the walls were stuccoed with thick gotelé, we began to eliminate layers and we came up with this magnificent result full of history.
Made of brass, leather or porcelain, there are objects from all eras, although the 50s are undoubtedly in command. “We are known for our lamps and most people come looking for Miguel Milá
An old pharmacy glass company in Poblenou (Barcelona) has become ‘Ox Mobiliari’, a temple for twentieth-century jewels signed by icons such as Joe Colombo, Arne Jacobsen or Hans Olsen
That the 22 @ District of Poblenou is the new place to be in Barcelona is a fact and one of the reasons why Ox Mobiliari has inaugurated its new premises there, complementary to the one they already have near Passeig de Gràcia. “We wanted to open in this area because a lot happens in the creative field. It is a large place where we can have a showroom and a warehouse, very practical ”, explains Viveca González, who has run this antique shop together with Shukri Girgis for 15 years.
Thus, after a reform that preserves its industrial look, a former pharmacy glass company is now inhabited by furniture from the 20th, especially Scandinavian, signed by icons such as Joe Colombo, Arne Jacobsen or Hans Olsen. “We are also going to introduce some current design, we have just had a photography expo and lately we have participated in private and public interior design projects”, highlights González. This is called following the gap.
Our goal is always exclusivity, it can be said that what we do is look for strange things ”, Carlos Tort tells us about the studio and concept store L’Explorateur that he runs together with Leandro Barotti. In an old slaughterhouse in the Clot district of Barcelona, an architect and interior designer tackle projects from both fields that combine with a 65 m2 exhibition and sales space.
There, taking as an example the cabinets of curiosities, those particular mini museums that flourished in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the striking is the norm. “We select old objects from auctions in France, we mix them with new furniture and with everything that seems special to us”, they explain
Confirmed, the one who said that any time in the past was better, left to walk through the Almoneda Antik Passion Hall. And not only because it has the solera of those who fulfill its 28th edition, which also, but because walking the corridors of pavilion 3 of Ifema during the week of April 7 to 15, will be like taking a trip to the past. And it is that visiting this fair makes us imagine rooms or bedrooms with a design and an interior design concept where all the pieces that we contemplated were the perfect complement. So it seems like a good time to take a look at the exhibitions brought by the 140 almonedistas, antique dealers and gallery owners, to get genuine and unique objects from 1 euro. Around 25,000 pieces over 50 years old, in addition to contemporary works that attract curious people of all ages, will be the protagonists.
Antique furniture, jewelry, home clothes, bags, lamps, watches, rugs, archeology, silver, including Art Deco brooches by Lea Stein, to graphic work by Andy Warhol. To facilitate access, on Tuesday April 10 will be held its open day with free access for all. As a novelty, on Saturdays 7 and 14 April, the fair invites visitors to participate in the floral workshops that, led by Savia Bruta, florists with extensive experience in floral art, will be held between six and seven pm. With this show, the aim is to bring the world of antiques to all types of public so that it becomes an enjoyable walk through the past and also to discover that the old and the exclusive is not necessarily synonymous with expensive.
Confirmed, the one who said that any time in the past was better, left to walk through the Almoneda Antik Passion Hall. And not only because it has the solera of those who fulfill its 28th edition, which also, but because walking the corridors of pavilion 3 of Ifema during the week of April 7 to 15, will be like taking a trip to the past. And it is that visiting this fair makes us imagine rooms or bedrooms with a design and an interior design concept where all the pieces that we contemplated were the perfect complement.
So it seems like a good time to take a look at the exhibitions brought by the 140 almonedistas, antique dealers and gallery owners, to get genuine and unique objects from 1 euro. Around 25,000 pieces over 50 years old, in addition to contemporary works that attract curious people of all ages, will be the protagonists.