Masterpiece London, 2016

​​If you happen to be in London this weekend, there is one mandatory stop that you are ought to plan, a visit to Masterpiece London, one of the world’s most beautiful fairs, located in the gorgeous Royal Hospital Chelsea. With eliminating the section of luxury goods and rather focusing on art/design/antiques, the six-year old Masterpiece London has returned to its roots. Of the 150 exhibitors, there is one which I encourage you not to miss, the spectacular booth of David Gill Gallery, which focuses this time on two of the selective array of artists represented by the gallery: Mattia Bonetti and Zaha Hadid. While the two contemporaries could not have been more different than one another, Bonetti with his roots deep into the history of French decorative arts and Hadid who successfully translated her architectural vocabulary into furniture forms, the juxtaposition of the two, coordinated by David Gill is intriguing. The two represent the two key directions in collectible contemporary design, the architectural versus the decorative. Above: Mattia Bonetti, Side Table ‘Bubblegum’ in bronze.
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Mattia Bonetti, Buffet ‘Strata’, 2004 in Patinated Steel

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Mattia Bonetti, Table ‘Abyss’, 2004 in cast bronze

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Zaha Hadid, Chair ‘Liquid Glacial’ Smoke, in acrylic

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Zaha Hadid, Coffee Table ‘Crater’

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Zaha Hadid, Stool ‘ Liquid Glacial’ in blue acrylic

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