PAD London Art + Design: The Art World’s Little White Tent

Much like its Parisian older sister (20 years old in 2016), PAD London, going on its 12th year, is one of the hottest art fair tickets in town. The elegant marquee holds over 68 galleries from all over the world, curated by French founder Patrick Perrin, in Berkeley Square in the heart of Mayfair.

Why buy a ticket? We’ve got your top 3 reasons.

Number 1: Designers exhibit their new creations at PAD first. Check out the French designer Lornez Baumer, former artistic director of jewelry for Louis Vuitton who will expose his architectural pieces, or the Carpenters Workshop Gallery, who will present the sculptural furniture of Ingrid Donat. The Parisian ceramicist Karen Swami will also take part, with her poetic collection of minimalist vases inspired by traditional Japan.

Number 2: The hottest hotties are on view here as well. Art world dandy’s are your thing? Come here to mingle, to see and be seen. Pop over to the Ruinart Champagne bar, with a vegetal decor conceived by the talented florist Stephane Chapelle. Look stunning in an equally stunning setting, while you ponder your (pretend?) purchase and chat up that designer over a glass of bubbly.

Number 3: You will find a finely curated selection of international artwork under one roof. Ten new international galleries are coming to join the group this year! No need to trek all over town to spot the latest art world trends, they are all here. Contemporary art in all forms, along with decorative art, jewellry, antiques and more are on display at this eclectic fair with a boutique feel.

Opening Hours: Monday- Saturday, 1- 6 October 2018, 11am- 8pm; Sunday 7 October, 11am- 6pm.

Tickets (£25) can be purchased online or at the entrance.

Rebecca Magniant

Where to find it ?


Berkeley Square

W1 London

The week of Do It

Most read