PAD Fairs began in 1997 and at that time, were among the first design fairs to be held in the world. Today, they still remain the leading and most unmissable events for international design collectors. PAD Fairs enjoy two settings and therefore two dates in the year for visitors to grab the chance to attend: one in Paris, France, which led the way, and one in London, UK. Both fairs bring together the best international and local galleries of historical, modern, and contemporary design.
Inspiring a unique spirit of collecting, PAD Fairs reveal how different genres of design can interact in distinct combinations to create individual, astonishing interiors. The exhibition areas in both cities are remarkable venues and the dealers really turn these spaces into works of interior design art! Anyone searching for a fresh idea of design will continually have their mind blown while taking in the creative enthusiasm of the exhibitors and organizers of these fairs. Visitors will leave will entirely new ideas, and probably a few gorgeous pieces to add to their homes or collections!
Each of the PAD Fairs brings together prominent international galleries from major cities across Europe, North America, and Asia. They are, therefore, fairs where it is possible to acquire items of museum quality with a distinct history. Upwards of 50 different dealers exhibit here offering a wonderful range of pieces to the audience, which is often made up of collectors, art consultants, museum experts, interiors specialists, design practitioners, and the general public. It is a welcoming and friendly space, the perfect event for questions to be answered and information gathered about specific pieces, or about design in general.
PAD Fairs hold their Paris event sometime in April and the London fair later in the year in October. With such an easy distance between the two cities, passionate collectors and designers are sure to attend this fair whenever and wherever it sets up. These fairs are certainly something special in the annual design calendar and should not be missed.