Last November we published Salon – The Intersection of Art + Design because Salon, like so many other fairs planned to take place in 2020, was cancelled. We are publishing a second edition in response to the great feedback we received last year and, more importantly, because we do plan to hold the 10th anniversary edition of Salon Art + Design from November 11–15 and want to give our audience a preview of what to expect. As we look forward to the fair, we contemplate the past decade and imagine what the future might hold in the design world.
Judd Tully has written an astute report of where the market is now. Melissa Feldman weighs in on how working designers think about materials and materiality in their projects. Dominic Lutyens assesses the use of color in design—have we graduated from the bland beige palette of the 1990s and early 2000s? Further, talented writers speak to a range of today’s makers who work in all materials and spectrums of color, offering a quick, impressionistic look at what’s being produced in 2021. Finally, you’ll find a profile of Sanford Smith, the owner of Salon, who has been the creator of niche art and design fairs since 1979.
The portfolio of material presented by both our exhibitors and partners on these pages gives just a taste of the art and design that will be on view at the fair. We know that, as always, we will see a wide range of genres and forms from diverse periods and geographies, leading us to draw new conclusions about collectible design.
We hope you enjoy the magazine, but above all, we look forward to welcoming you back to Salon Art + Design in New York.
See you in November.
- Jill Bokor is Executive Director, Salon Art + Design
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