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March 12, 2014

Private Tours of the PAD Paris Art + Design Fair

By Sasha Levine | Design

Private Tours of the PAD Paris Art + Design Fair
Joaquim Tenreiro/ Galerie James

Aesthetes, mark your calendars. The 18th edition of PAD Paris Art + Design (pad-fairs.com), the foremost design fair in the city, is set to hit the Tuileries from March 27 to 30. There, upwards of 50 exhibitors from France, the Netherlands, Lebanon, Russia, Spain and the United States will showcase their most spectacular 20th-century and contemporary wares, arranged in handsomely curated living room–like environments.

“For anyone interested in collectible design, either as a serious collector or as simply a design aficionado, PAD is a must-see fair,” says Susan Boullier of Artecase, a collecting advisory in Paris, who, along with her colleague Elizabeth Chase Rochette, is offering private guided tours of the fair.

The two-hour walk-throughs—available for up to four people at a time—will focus on the most significant pieces featured through a historical, aesthetic and market-driven lens. Guests will have access to prominent dealers, such as Maria Wettergren, Galerie James (its chaise longue by Brazlian designer Joaquim Tenreiro is pictured above) and Carpenters Workshop Gallery, and credited design specialists will answer questions, help expedite purchases and tailor the overall experience.

“Above all, we want to transmit the passion we feel for collectible design and make each client’s visit to the fair fun, exciting and enlightening,” says Boullier. “At Artecase we see collecting design as a lifestyle and believe that the choices we make bring harmony and meaning to our lives.” For more information and to book a tour, e-mail contact@arte-case.com; arte-case.com.