We continue to showcase 100 Amazing And Unique Design & Art Galleries! This list will feature the best galleries on the planet and we’ll explore the core of their work and what they have done to be considered one of the bests in the world! Joining the list we’ve given of galleries in Paris and Milan, let us update with 10 more (7 from Paris, 3 from Milan) that you must visit in your next trip to these amazing cities.
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The Van der Straeten Gallery, which opened in the Marais neighborhood of Paris in 1999, includes one of a kind or limited-edition pieces grouped in thematic exhibitions. These pieces have a strong presence that renders them instantly recognizable. They are made in the bronze and cabinet-making workshops set up and expanded by the designer over the years. Besides this, Hervé Van der Straeten is a truly independent contemporary artist and his work combines radical freedom of expression with meticulous execution. Hybridization, elegance, and refinement are his watchwords and what defines him work goals.
The Gallerie Chastel-Maréchal in Paris focuses on the promotion and re-discovery of important twentieth-century French designers, in particular, those working between 1930 and 1960. The range of artists represented provides a cogent overview of this period, and many of the artistic and contemporary works shown are extremely rare and have never previously been seen in the art market.
In the heart of the Marais, the Gallery S. Bensimon is a modern art gallery that is inspired by and inspires contemporary design. The fruit of the commitment and passion of a man who loves what is Rare and Beautiful – Serge Bensimon. In this gallery, there’s a bright and a serene space, where you are invited to see some emerging or established artists creative works, craftspeople artworks, and designs exhibitions to let your imagination and inspiration run free.
Galerie Diurne was founded in 1982 by painter and designer Marcel Zelmanovitch, making carpets to order for private clients and interior talents such as Francis Sultana. This Contemporary Art Gallery is a celebration of the now and present, elevating the great craftsmanship, threaten in the ’80s by mass-production, through the manufacturing of one-of-a-kind objects. Each rug is a unique masterpiece, a revival and each project is an opportunity for an original creation.
Galerie Kreo opened in 1999 in the 13th arrondissement in Paris, in the special contemporary art area called “Louise Weiss”. The main goal of this gallery is to focus on producing new pieces in collaboration with the world’s most relevant contemporary designers.
Negropontes Gallery combines art, architecture, modern art paintings, design and innovation following the traditional French Decorative Arts. Sophie Negropontes welcomes each client and visitor in their search for unique. Besides this, here you can find some craftsmanship works by the designer Hervé Langlais who creates furniture with pure lines and luxurious materials.
GALERIE BUGADA & CARGNEL
This 500 m³ gallery in the east of Paris, established by Claudia Cargnel and Frédéric Bugada, is located in a former garage from the early Thirties. The specialized program combines exhibits by French and international artists, as well as emerging artists.
An address to add to your travel notebook. The Clio Calvi and Rudy Volpi gallery shows the work of such artists as Andrea Branzi, Haruka Fujita, Harush Shlomo and Nicoletta Morozzi, always offering a refined and never boring perspective on art. Its exhibitions are among the most popular in Milan.
A Wunderkammer, a place where – thanks to the many decades of experience and passion of Paolo Badesco – objects of different origins and periods are shown together. The studio advises customers how to they can add a sophisticated and poetic touch to their homes. Head to the Corso Magenta (10) branch, which has a bar, for more vintage items.
The most iconic objects and pieces of contemporary furniture are displayed in a space that dates from the 1980s. They have all been chosen for their communicative value, as well as their functionality, speaking multiple languages, understanding each other, and the public. The windows of this striking space overlook Via Solferino.