Every year more than 50 of the world’s finest galleries and boutiques display paintings, sculptures and furniture in the Park Avenue Armory’s 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall, which is modeled after 19th-century European train stations.
A star of last year’s show was the ceramic, stainless steel and enamel wire sculpture seen here, called Fox & Cubs, created by Barnaby Bradford and exhibited by London’s David Gill Gallery.
What: Italy’s most important contemporary art fair, devoted to emerging artists and rediscovered pioneers of art
Where: Turin, Italy
When: Nov. 3-5
BDNY: Boutique Design New York
What: Trade show for boutique hotel and restaurant design, offering home interior inspiration
Considered by many to be the leading furniture designer working today, Patricia Urquiola is known for her hip and imaginative creations. She is recognized for her ability to successfully fuse the artisanal and the industrial. Urquiola, pictured here, moves with ease between product and interior design and architectural commissions. This exhibition explores a selection of her designs as well as her creative process from concept to final product.
Urquiola’s Antibodi chaise was designed in 2006. Made out of stainless steel, PVC, polyurethane and felt, the piece blurs the line between furniture and art.
Where: The Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
When: Dec. 1, 2017 through Jan. 6, 2018
Cost: About $20 ($26 Canadian)
During December 2017 and a few days into 2018, one of Canada’s most prized public gardens will transform into a holiday winter wonderland. Here, the park’s famed Sunken Garden is aglow in all of its holiday glory. Christmas lights, wreaths, roving carolers, ice skating and holiday treats are among the sights, sounds and activities to take in.
Tempe Festival of the Arts
What: More than 400 booths covering 16 categories: wood and ceramic pieces, photography and more
Where: Tempe, Arizona
When: Dec. 1-3
What: Presentations by the world’s top galleries of museum-quality 21st-century furniture, lighting and objets d’art
Britain’s most famous bear is about to receive his largest celebration ever at the V&A Museum in London. Discover the story behind the creative partnership of writer A.A. Milne and illustrator E.H. Shepard, brought to life through sketches, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion.
Seen here is a pencil drawing by E.H. Shepard called The Bees Are Getting Suspicious, from Winnie-the-Pooh (1926).