Jamie Bush, Galerie's Lisa Fayne Cohen, and Steven Learner.
Photo: Erik Bardin

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 x Collective Design 2018

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.

Steven Learner and Galerie Founder and Editorial Director Lisa Fayne Cohen. Photo: Erik Bardin
The café area, designed by Reunion Goods & Services. Photo: Erik Bardin

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.

Alex Papachristidis and Galerie’s Editor in Chief Margaret Russell. Photo: Erik Bardin
Ryan Korban and Giancarlo Valle. Photo: Erik Bardin

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.

The Peter Blake Gallery booth. Photo: Erik Bardin
Wesley Clapp, David Boatman, James Kleeman, Robert Verdi, and Galerie‘s Fashion & Luxury Director Cindy Lewis. Photo: Erik Bardin

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.

Christopher Russell, Vessels, 2017–2018 at the Julie Saul Gallery booth. Photo: Erik Bardin
Thad Hayes, Galerie’s Design Editor Jacqueline Terrebonne, and Brian Sawyer. Photo: Erik Bardin

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.”

A Nancy Lorenz box at Alex Papachristidis’s booth. Photo: Erik Bardin

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