Collective Design Fair
Fair to run Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11, 2013 Hudson River Park’s Pier 57 at 15th Street, New York, NY
Collective Design Fair, a new, curated and wide-ranging design event, will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Hudson River Park’s Pier 57 on the West Side Highway. It will host 24 international galleries presenting a cohesive selection of vintage and contemporary design. The inaugural edition, Collective .1, will coincide with Frieze New York and the modern and contemporary art auctions and will take place in a light-filled industrial space located between the gallery hub of West Chelsea and the vibrant Meatpacking District.
The fair today announced its Design Council, which includes members of New York’s creative community who actively support the fair. Representing the fields of design, art, fashion and media, they speak to the inclusive spirit of Collective .1.
Members of the Design Council include Diane Ackerman, Jonathan Adler, Kelly Behun, Sabrina Buell, Muriel Brandolini, Michael Bruno, Eleanor Cayre, Robert Couturier, Jamie Drake, Aaron Fleischman and, Lin Lougheed, Brad Ford, Steven Gambrel, Julie Gilhart, Victoria Hagan, Tyler Hays, Rachelle Hruska and, Sean MacPherson, Anthony Ingrao, Jack Kelly, Mary and Sean Kelly, Delphine Krakoff, Tom Kundig, Patrick Li, David Mann, Iris Marden, Julianne Moore, Michele Oka Doner, Thomas Phifer, Russell Piccione, RodmanPrimack, Adam Rapoport, Pavia Rosati and Ben Schott, Jennifer Rubell, Dan Rubinstein, Margaret Russell, Lisa Spellman, Robert Stilin, Emily Summers, Fern Tessler, Steven Volpe, Alan Wanzenberg, Madeline Weinrib, and James Zemaitis.
In addition, Collective .1 is pleased to announce the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum as Official Cultural Partner and 1stdibs as Official Design Partner. The Maritime Hotel and The Jane are Official Hotel Partners; ALTOUR is the Official Travel Partner; and the VIP Lounge has been designed and furnished by BBDW. Aditional sponsors and partners include ARTBOOK | D.A.P., Hudson River Park Trust, NANZ, Artspace and SPACE Productions; Architectural Digest and Surface are the media partners.
With 70,000 square feet of open space designed by Steven Learner Studio, the fair will allow visitors to enjoy the surroundings and views of the Hudson River, and will represent a conscious departure from the traditional sealed-box setting. “The idea is that the space will unfold somewhat cinematically,” Learner says.
The full list of exhibitors includes some of the most respected names in the design field: 21sttwenty first Gallery (New York), Casati Gallery (Chicago), Cristina Grajales Gallery (New York), Demish Danant (New York), Grey Area (New York), J. Lohmann Gallery (New York), Jousse Entreprise (Paris, France), kinder MODERN (New York), Lost City Arts (New York), Magen H. Gallery (New York), Maison Gerard (New York), Mark McDonald (Hudson), Modernity (Stockholm, Sweden), Mondo Cane (New York) Nicolas Kilner (New York), Ornamentum (Hudson), R20th Century (New York), Sebastian + Barquet (New York), Sienna Patti Contemporary (Lenox), Southern Guild (Johannesburg, South Africa), Todd Merrill 20th Century and Contemporary Studio (New York), Volume Gallery (Chicago), Wexler Gallery (Philadelphia).
The Collective is a passionate group of New York-based designers, curators, collectors and gallerists who recognize the need for a new design platform in the city. Their diverse experiences and shared enthusiasm have shaped Collective .1 into an event that will engage both established collectors and visitors new to design, creating an environment where discovery and education are celebrated.
Members of the Collective are Caroline Baumann, Lori Chemla, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Kyle
DeWoody, Alexander Gorlin, Cristina Grajales, Steven Learner, Sarah Medford, Todd Merrill, Zesty Meyers, Nessia Pope and Evan Snyderman.
Location and Schedule
Hudson River Park’s Pier 57
West Side Highway at 15th Street
Wednesday, May 8 11am – 7pm
Thursday, May 9 11am – 7pm
Friday, May 10 11am – 9pm
Saturday, May 11 11am – 5pm
General Admission: $25, 4-day pass $30
Discounted Admission (Seniors and Students): $15
Children under 12: free
Groups of 15 or more: $15 per person
Wednesday, May 8 is Museum Day. The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
members will gain free admission, and other museum members will receive a 2-for-
1 admission. Valid proof of membership will be required at the entrance.