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Another year, another fantastic edition of BADA Art Fair! The lead trade association for art, antiques and design has hosted another successful event at King’s Road. Celebrating the 100th anniversary, the fair itself turned 26 in this edition. Find out the best moments and the award winning exhibitions for BADA 2018!
This year’s BADA Art & Antiques Fair opened last Wednesday, offering a rich selection of fine art from the Old Masters to contemporary art, as well as eclectic antiques including furniture, militaria, and Asian art. The fair went on from March 14-20 in Duke of York Square on the King’s Road.
For over 25 years, BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) has hosted this springtime event to showcase the best dealers across the United Kingdom. Many of the booths this year focus on interior design, with dealers arranging pieces into stylish, cozy vignettes that offer collectors swoon-worthy inspiration.
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The best display award was given to second generation porcelain specialist Elisabeth Lorie of Mary Wise & Grosvenor Antiques and Best lighting category went to silver specialists N & I Franklin. Best object category was won by a George II Pietra Dura and Mahogany Cabinet-on-Stand from Thomas Coulborn and Sons. The best stand was won by Godson & Coles.
The accolades were awarded by an independent panel of experts comprising Jo Baring, director and curator of The Ingram Collection, Colin Gleadell, art market columnist at the Daily Telegraph, Harper’s Bazaar’s commissioning editor Catriona Gray, interior designer Robert Moore of Moore Design and Sophia Salaman, social media editor at World of Interiors.
The event is focusing more and more in interiors, showing how to combine in brilliant fashion great luxury pieces of furniture with glorious works of art. We absolutely approve this direction the event is taking and are already excited for next year’s event. See you at BADA 2019?
See also: 2018 LONDON DESIGN GUIDE