Galerie Hosts a Special Preview of the Collective Design Fair
An exclusive breakfast reception at Steven Learner's New York design fair included a salute to the 5 top booths
Galerie Magazine Presents the Best of Collective Design 2018
Posted by Galerie Magazine on Monday, March 12, 2018
Last Thursday, designers and design lovers joined Galerie magazine for a sneak peek of the Collective Design Show before it opened to the public and even VIPs. The New York–based fair, which ran from March 8–11, combines the best of 20th- and 21st-century design alongside experimental works that push the boundaries of art and design.
Editor in chief Margaret Russell hosted a group of designers and friends of Galerie for breakfast. Guests includes Thad Hayes, Juan Montoya, Laura Santos, and Don Stewart, as well as designers participating in the fair such as Ryan Korban, Billy Cotton, and Chahan Minassian.
For the sixth edition of the fair, Steven Learner, the founder and creative director of Collective, assembled an impressive range of galleries, including Galerie Minimasterpiece, J. Lohmann Gallery, and Galerie Michael Bargo, plus capsule collections by Christopher Boots, Fernando Mastrangelo, Stickbulb, and Coil + Drift. At the entrance, Carpenters Workshop showcased an incredible exhibition by Milan-based architect and designer Johanna Grawunder and her visionary lighting inspired by modernist geometry.
Guests of course were eager to discover the masterworks on display. Editorial director Lisa Cohen and Russell selected the best of the best to salute with Galerie’s first-ever awards for the show. Recognized in five categories, the following booths were honored: Jamie Bush for Best Installation, Maison Gerard for Best Curation, Peter Lane for Best “Collective Concept,” Alex Papachristidis for “Best POV,” and Alex Schweder for Most Innovative Design.
Sawyer|Berson’s principal Brian Sawyer, who is featured in the spring issue of Galerie, agreed, “Alex Papachristidis knocked it out of the park with his chic display of objects. It was the Galerie Kugel of the show.”