PAD PARIS 2017Posted 11 May 2017
PAD Paris is a pioneering event for Art and Design collectors, that takes place in The City of Lights every Spring. The event offers an intimate cocoon for those driven by passion and heritage, who wish to make decorative arts and design the core of their collection. Set on historic Rue de Rivoli near the scenic Tuileries garden of central Paris, this year’s event was breathtaking.
Given PAD’s history and tradition, the list of exhibitors consisted mainly of progressive French galleries, including – Galerie Armel Soyer, who presented for the very first time a collection of newly created artworks by Christopher Boots.
Armel Soyer’s carefully curated exposé stood out from the rest with its minimal qualities. Each artwork elaborately placed within the display setting, exuded finesse and understated drama. Encased within a pale pink background and a stunning backdrop of a Black & White woven tapestry by Gilles Pernet with contrasting sharp geometry of a mirror sculpture by French artist Mathias Kiss and the brutal elegance of polished steel furniture by UK based Julian Mayor, Christopher Boots showed a select number of Artist Proof pieces, created especially for PAD.
Two Prometheus pendants took centre stage featuring gradient clear to smoky raw quartz crystal. The synergy completed by two smoky Pythagoras wall sconces adorning the wall like oversized precious jewels.
Having enjoyed great popularity in USA already, Christopher Boots is set to take Europe by the storm, with PAD Paris being the first of several European exhibitions planned in the near future.
Photography by Christine Francis