Chesa Planta, NOMAD St.Moritz Location
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NOMAD transforms the Alps into a design gallery. A unique inspiration for interior design
For the second year in a row, collectors, interior designers, architects, and the art world’s elite, gather in St. Moritz to visit NOMAD, the travelling showcase for collectable design
NOMAD CIRCLE is an innovative event that showcases contemporary art and collectable design for a perceptive audience.
Conceived by Giorgio Pace and Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte, NOMAD brings together a selection of some of the world’s leading art and design galleries in an incredible exclusive location.
Exhibited at Chesa Planta, a former museum built in the 1595 in the town of Samedan near the glitzy and glamour St. Moritz, NOMAD takes over the entire mansion in the suggestive frame of Mount Bernina, completely covered in snow.
From 7 to 11 February, the setting of Chesa Planta establishes a unique dialogue between gallery works and NOMAD’s visitors of interior designers, architects, design aficionados and art lovers looking for a unique context to discover art and design works.
As interior designers, we have fallen in love with NOMAD and the way the event takes over Chesa Planta.
The intimate size of the showcase allowing us to really focus on each piece and understand the curated selection of works presented by the dealers. We thought that the exhibition concept is genius as one can really experience a location which is not usually opened to the public and appreciate its unique features and architecture.
Each gallery, invited to curate pieces in this unique context, has been challenged to create diverse installations.
Gallery FUMI presented ‘Incontro’, a solo show of works by Italian artist and designer Francesco Perini.
Gallery FUMI set up at NOMAD St. Moritz
Nomadic people are known for their ability to adapt to different places and environments. With no doubts FUMI succeed in adapting this ‘nomadic’ quality to its presentation which fits in perfectly with the romantic surrounding of the alpine town covered in snow.
Perini’s pieces are the perfect example of unique craftsmanship where oak wood meets travertine in a fine job of marquetry. Each piece of material is hand cut and bonded to another resulting into an exceptional work of contemporary aesthetics.
We have discovered a collection of unique design that we would be keen to specify for a luxury chalet in the Alps or in the Dolomites.
‘Incontro’ lamp and sofa by Francesco Perini for Gallery FUMI
A detail of Francesco Perini’s handcrafted flooring for Gallery FUMI at NOMAD
Among the highlights, Carwan Gallery brings a group of conceptually strong artists to NOMAD
The sculptural works of Roberto Sironi is one definitely worth mentioning here. Sironi’s works explore the contemporary meaning of ruins. The artist combines elements of construction from the classical era such as bases of columns, capitals or sections of an amphitheatre with rudiments of the industrial such as double-t beams. In Sironi’s works, the classic elements are made out of non-geological marble while shiny gold paint is used to cover the modern parts.
‘Ruins Volubilis’ side table by Roberto Sironi for Carwan Gallery
Detail of ‘Ruins Palmyra’ bench by Roberto Sironi at Carwan Gallery (Courtesy of Carwan Gallery)
David Gill Gallery returns to NOMAD with a smart selection of pieces by an impressive roster of international designers such as Zaha Hadid, Mattia Bonetti and Maria Pergay. The Gallery’s room within Chesa Planta features very old and bright-coloured frescos on the walls but we think that Gill’s dramatic presentation against this is one of the highlights of the event.
David Gill Gallery at NOMAD St. Moritz
NOMAD is rich of other outstanding pieces, such as the ‘Suora’ lamp by Carlo Mollino designed in the late forties and presented by Milan-based Galleria Paola Colombari. This object works perfectly in a sophisticated Milanese interior alongside a selection of pieces from the 20th Century which we have seen at NOMAD.
‘Suora Lamp’ by Carlo Mollino at Galleria Paola Colombari
A table lamp from the ‘Barbar’ collection designed by Dutch studio Anne Holtrop and commissioned by Brussels-based MANIERA is a delicate-looking and functional piece that we have loved. The lamp shines light from natural cast glass or a dark green colour. Also from Studio Anne Holtrop, a monolithic table that is carved out of heavy rock is an architectural statement.
Table Lamp from the ‘Barbar Series’ by Studio Anne Holtrop at MANIERA
Our trip to St Moritz has been a unique experience that inspire our interior design.
Art works play central roles in every home. Sculptures, paintings, prints and other creative accessories such as site-specific installations, complement and enhance the interiors. Because of this, we work with established and emerging artists as well as international leading galleries.
We look forward to discovering the next NOMAD experience later this year.
ALMINE RECH GALLERY, PARIS, LONDON, NEW YORK, BRUSSELS
CARWAN GALLERY, BEIRUT
DAVID GILL GALLERY, LONDON
ETAGE PROJECTS, COPENHAGEN
GALERIE ANDREA CARATSCH, ST.MORITZ
GALLERI FORMAT, OSLO
FUNCTIONAL ART GALLERY, BERLIN
GALLERIA PAOLA COLOMBARI, MILAN
GALLERIA ROSSELLA COLOMBARI, MILAN
GALLERY FUMI, LONDON
HUNTER HARRISON, LONDON
LUISA DELLE PIANE, MILAN
MASSIMO DE CARLO, MILAN, LONDON, HONG KONG
M.F. TONINELLI ART MODERNE, MONACO