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November 15, 2019
Text: Carlene Olsen
Inside the Immersive Showrooms at Salon Art + Design
The Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan is a chameleon of sorts—an expansive space that thrives, in part, due to its unfailing ability to adapt and surprise, which holds true for the 2019 Salon Art + Designproduced bySanford L. Smith + Associates. For the annual event, which opened last night and runs through Monday, the Armory morphs into an art-infused labyrinth featuring 56 immersive galleries with furnishings and installations from around the globe.
This year, there’s no shortage of colorful and quirky contemporary pieces that spotlight vibrant hues and, in may cases, a bit of shimmer. The exhibition’s eighth iteration draws heavily on bold pieces that border on the whimsical. Here’s a peak at some of the immersive showrooms, which serve as a reminder that design could, and should be, an invitation to play with form, color, and composition.