Fredrikson Stallard armchair at David Gill Gallery

LDF 2016: Masters of Design at David Gill Gallery

We took the opportunity to check out an exhibition of works from a group of artists and visionaries at the cutting edge of design, far from the madding crowd of LDF, at the David Gill Gallery. Tucked away in Mayfair, Masters of Design put five boundary-pushing artists and designers into the spotlight, showcasing a body of work that pushes the possibilities of materials and structure. A long-time champion of innovation in design, David Gill’s LDF exhibition was a confident celebration of the best of British design, alongside some of the world’s most successful contemporary artist and designers. On show, were works from collaborators Gill has worked with, including London-based Fredikson Stallard and David Chipperfield, as well as works from Jorge Pardo (LA), Gaetano Pesce (NYC) and Mattia Bonetti (Paris). On display were the other-worldly Armchair ‘Species II’, 2015 by Fredikson Stallard; the beautiful cast bronze ‘Abyss’ dining table by Mattia Bonetti, 2004; and Gaetano Pesce’s almost extraterrestrial ‘River’ Table, 2012. It was great tribute to Gill’s illustrious collaborations in the run up to the gallery’s 30th anniversary.