Design – Hosted in the historic Chesa Planta, in the Swiss Engadine region, NOMAD St. Moritz 2022 presents unique pieces at the intersection of collectible design and contemporary art. Check what we liked the most at the 9th edition of the nomadic event created by Giorgio Pace e Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte.
- RELATED STORIES: Read more about NOMAD Circle on Archipanic…
Practical, essential and humble. These are the values of Shakers, a nearly extinct religious America sept renown for its pre-modernist design approach. At the tea pavilion and in the Chesa Planta garden, Brussels-based gallery Maniera presents a contemporary take on Shaker furniture.
French designer Pierre Yovanovitch presents New Alpine, a unique collection inspired by the sophisticated simplicity and iconic craftsmanship of the Swedish Sportstugemöbler movement created by the late designer Axel Einar Hjorth. The collection comprises a sofa and an armchair wrapped by a solid oak structure and vibrant fabrics.
Mercado Moderno returns from Rio de Janeiro with the best contemporary Brazilian design. The gallery’s mission is to rediscover, restore and bring forward iconic pieces of the Brazilian Modernist movement, which can be officially dated a century ago, on February 1922, with the first Semana de Arte Moderna de Sāo Paulo. On show at Chiesa Planta are furniture by masters of Brazilian design such as Giuseppe Scapinelli and Sergio Rodrigues but also contemporary pieces by Ines Schertel and Gustavo Bittencourt.
Loro Piana Interiors has collaborated with Italian designer Paola Navone and created The Delight Chairs Winter Edition. The classic director’s chair combined with Loro Piana’s fabrics and outdoor furniture brand Exteta craftsmanship create a precious wool seat, held by mahogany wood and laced with exclusive finishings.
Stockholm-based gallery McCabe Fine Art showcases three sculptures from Barry x Ball’s Masterpiece series, reincarnations of Baroque marble busts hewn by robots and refined by traditional handiwork. “Sculptural is one way to describe this region of the Swiss Alps, whose own dramatic mountainous topography was carved and molded over many millennia,” Explained McCabe Fine Art. “In this unique context, Ball’s sculptures unexpectedly engage with both Modernism and mother nature.”
Galleria Rossella Colombari presents the exhibition project Convivium. The Milanese gallery recreated “a living room of architectural experiences, in which furniture by different designers, styles and periods coexist in a single room, suggesting that the space once identified exclusively with the consumption of meals has now become a flexible protagonist where one can relax and socialise.” On show a table by architect Silvio Coppola, 1964, and chairs by Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara, 1970.
Oslo-based Golsa gallery exhibits new works by Swiss artist Yves Scherer and yellow furniture by Norwegian architect and designer Henrik Ødegaard. Scherer deals with questions regarding gender, celebrity and mediated realities. Ødegaard creates organically shaped and often made in local pine. Sustainability is an essential part of his practice and leftover materials are saved and re-used for his future projects.
Photos by Filippo Bamberghi, Mattia Parodi, Piergiorgio Sorgetti and Federico Floriani – courtesy of NOMAD-Circle.