veryone who’s anyone in February should be in Saint Moritz. But this time, you should leave your skis at home, your engagement won’t be with snow-covered slopes but with the world of design.
From the 8th to the 11th February 2018 in St. Moritz, Nomad displays international design to the world. This unique event aims at bringing back the feel of a traditional fair, focusing on combining art with an exceptional location.
Nomad is an itinerant exhibition: curated by Giorgio Pace, publisher and art and luxury brand specialist and Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte, architect and gallery owner of the Carwan Gallery in Beirut, who had his debut last year in the wonderful Villa La Vigie owned by the Grimaldi family, one of the most beautiful and famous residences in Munich (just think that Karl Lagerfeld has lived there too).
This year however, the event is held at the Chesa Planta, a late sixteenth century aristocratic residence as well as a museum dedicated to the Saint Moritz lifestyle. Here, the top international galleries will put on display their most iconic pieces and famous design collections. 19 galleries will take part in this edition and the list includes: Massimo de Carlo to Nilufar, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, David Gill Gallery, Almine Rech Gallery and Skarstedt, just to name a few.
And Nomad offers so much more. In fact, there will be several special projects on display such as carpets designed by eight architects (including Mendini) chosen by Phillips and ArtinD, gilded bronze bowls designed by Fratelli Campana for Litz Work or the yellow lacquer desk by Marianna Kennedy for Mcclelland+Rachen.
The intent of this event is an ambitious one: to offer guests (collectors and lovers of the field) a chance to learn about art, design and architecture in the intimacy of an exclusive environment. Two art exhibitions complete the setting: A sense of Belonging, curated by Giovanni Lisignoli, that illustrates the traditional arts and crafts of the Engadine and A Mind of Winter, a reflective piece by Giorgio Pace and Rita Selvaggio that shines a light on the link between domesticity and winter.
Where: Chesa Planta, St. Moritz, Switzerland
When: 8 - 11 February 2018