Our La Biennale Paris Finds: Fine Jewelry, Retro Furniture, Stunning Artwork, and More
What we coveted at the art and antiques fair this year.
Last week the upper echelons of France’s designers, collectors, advisors, and industry onlookers gathered inside the Grand Palais for La Biennale Paris, the highly focused but always opulent art and antiques fair.
It’s also the first year that the formerly biannual event went annual since its start in 1956, despite sticking with the world “biennale” in the name. If you’re accustomed to visiting other fairs that feel interminable, lifeless, and overcrowded, the Biennale is a tasteful antidote: natural light pours in from the Palais’s famed glass roof, and you’re never more than 100 steps from a shot of espresso.
And being an fair that’s typically overlooked in American collecting circles, it’s always refreshing to inspect the wares of highly specialized (and scrutinized) dealers selling everything from intricate nautical instruments to Louis XVI–era picture frames in pristine condition.
Next, the collecting world turns it attention to PAD London, which opens October 2 in Berkeley Square.