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New York Collective Design Fair Returns in May

By Lauren Jade Hill

Mattia Bonetti

Back for its fifth edition, the Collective Design fair will again bring together artists and designers from around the world to place the focus on modern and contemporary work. While the Collective Design initiative plays an active role in the art community throughout the year, this annual design fair is the pinnacle of their contribution to the international art and design scene.

Showcasing 20th and 21st century works from galleries around the world, Collective Design fair highlights the diversity of material culture, while introducing collectors to new artists and designers from both emerging and established galleries.

Fredrikson Stallard

Among the participating galleries from the US, Europe and Asia is the London-based David Gill Gallery, which has established a global presence, having exhibited in Basel, Dubai, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Shanghai, while collaborating with artists, architects and designers such as Barnaby Barford, the Campana Brothers and Zaha Hadid; some of these works can now be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.

Mattia Bonetti

Marking its first appearance at the Collective Design fair, David Gill Gallery will be showcasing a collection of new works by Fredrikson Stallard, and celebrating the life and work of Swiss designer Mattia Bonetti through a comprehensive exhibit curated by Glenn Adamson, Senior Scholar at Yale Center for British Art and former head of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York; this showcase will be included in the Collective Influence sector of the fair, which acts as a platform to celebrate the outstanding impact of a living designer, give insight into their creative process and shine a light on the difference design makes to everyday life.

The Collective Design fair will take place from the 3rd to 7th May 2017 in New York City.

All images courtesy of David Gill Gallery