Last month we revealed the line-up for this year’sPavilion of Art and Design, including news of the A Child’s Chair Project II, which will see designers including Zaha Hadid, Fredrikson Stallard and Oriel Harwood customising child’s-size Vitra editions of the Verner Pantone chair, sold in aid of the NSPCC.
Among the design highlights at this year’s PAD will be Scandinavian furniture, including chairs and tables by Finn Juhl and Poul Kjærholm; and French designer Mathieu Lehanneur’s representation of BRIC countries in black ceramic pieces, manufactured by ceramist Claude Aiello. Each form represents population data from Brazil, Russia, China and India: the circumference of each jar is determined by the number of people at a given age, with births denoted in the width of the base and death as the heights.
We also love the Mathias Bengtsson Cellular Chair, with its Disney-like bubbles; and the stylish fluidity of Nigel Coates’ Domo Dining Table.
British designer Bethan Laura Wood will present her first works for the Nilufar Gallery in Italy in the UK. Her installation for PAD is from her Playtime Collection, and will see a stack of tables form a curving shelf system. The patterns on the form are taken from as diverse reference points as Welsh quilting, nail bars and peacocks.
A more brutal design highlight comes from Reinier Bosch, with his Work Cabinet. Taken from the Exploded View series, the designer has drawn on his travels in India for the series. A deconstructed cabinet will be hung upside down and reconfigured to allow the viewer to see it in its exploded form. However, its functionality means that the five drawers can house a shirt for every day of the working week.
Pavilion of Art and Design takes place in Berkeley Square, London W1 from 12-16 October