NOMAD debuting at Monaco’s Historic Villa La Vigie this April

An assembly of international galleries will gather for the first edition of a travelling design due to be staged from 27- 30 of April at a historic villa located in La Vigie in Monaco.

Giorgio Pace and Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte have announced the first edition of NOMAD, a new annual event for collectable design that will bring together a selection of the world’s leading galleries in incredible architectural locations. Beginning its journey next April in Monaco at La Vigie, one of the most prestigious private villas on the French Riviera, NOMAD will travel to a different destination each year to stage an entirely new showcase that explores the dialogue between design and context.

This first edition is set to attract collectors, interior designers, architects, artist and professionals with a talent for luxurious designs. The setting, a historical villa perched on a cliff is famous as one of the oldest houses in Monaco. Built in 1902 for the British publishing magnate Sir William Ingram, it was a party hub for the French Riviera high society at the turn of the century. During World War II, the villa was occupied by German troops for its prime observation point. It remained unoccupied until 1986, when it was restored and then inhabited by designer Karl Lagerfeld in the 1990s.

At each location, NOMAD is set to present a maximum of fifteen galleries, both new and established, each to occupy a room or space within the villa, creating an engaging environment for collectors, architects and interior designers from around the world. A talks and events programme will run in parallel in the gardens and terraces of the house and at select private residences across Monaco.

Now a collaboration of international galleries will take over for a few days in April to showcase rare pieces of art work and a selection of the latest pieces. The galleries are set to bring a global dynamism with works reflecting Middle Eastern, Russian porcelain and Brazilian Modernism art and design. The galleries participating in the first edition include: Alamak!, Tokyo; Galerie BSL, Paris; Giustini / Stagetti Galleria O., Rome; Carwan Gallery, Beirut; David Gill Gallery, London; Etage Projects, Copenhagen; Gallery FUMI, London; Heritage Gallery, Moscow; Louise Alexander Gallery, Sardinia; MANIERA, Brussels; Massimo De Carlo, Milan, London, Hong Kong; Nilufar, Milan; SEEDS, London.

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