Tadashi Kawamata’s installation “Nest in Liaigre” in Paris.
Photo: Courtesy of Liaigre

The Artful Life: 6 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From Tadashi Kawamata’s installation at Liaigre in Paris to the new Goop villa at the Colony Hotel

Tadashi Kawamata’s installation “Nest in Liaigre” in Paris. Photo: Courtesy of Liaigre

Tadashi Kawamata’s installation “Nest in Liaigre” in Paris. Photo: Sylvie Becquet

1. Japanese Artist Tadashi Kawamata Creates an Installation for Liaigre

Just in time for Paris+ par Art Basel, Liaigre’s opulent mansion on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is sporting a new look courtesy of influential Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata, who has affixed a tangle of reclaimed wooden chairs to the front of the elaborate structure. Titled “Nest in Liaigre,” the installation also carries on inside, where spontaneously assembled piles of additional furnishings include desks, tables, and drawers—inviting visitors to contemplate each space differently. The spirit of the exhibition even encompasses the stairwells thanks to Kawamata’s creation of diminutive nests made of wooden sticks adorning the walls, suggesting a songbird might fly out at any moment. —Geoffrey Montes

Bayville on phone from de Gournay x HiNOTE. Photo: Courtesy of HiNOTE

Cecily on phone from de Gournay x HiNOTE. Photo: Courtesy of HiNOTE

2. Personalized Messaging Service HiNote Launches a Dreamy Collaboration with de Gournay

For those who dream of the days of sentimental stationery and putting pen to paper, a heavenly collaboration between leading wall covering company de Gournay and digital messaging service HiNote brings a personalized edge to modern-day texting. Featuring ten hand-painted designs crafted by the brand’s team of talented artisans, a selection of customized social notes, invitations, stationery, announcements, and thank-you cards can be sent over with a click of a button each boasting the sender’s choice of name, initials, or monogram. Whether it’s festive bridal shower invite filled with florals or a “just because” message to a loved one, a quick text has never been prettier. —Shelby Black

Chef Daniel Boulud at last year's debut Bahamas Culinary Arts Festival at Baha Mar. Photo: Courtesy of Baha Mar

FUZE Art Expo at Baha Mar. Photo: Courtesy of Baha Mar

3. Baha Mar Announces Lineup for Culinary & Arts Festival

White-sand beaches, gourmet food, an extensive display of Caribbean art, and exquisitely appointed accommodations—it’s a weekend agenda hard to resist. Such is the planned programming for Baha Mar’s upcoming Culinary & Arts Festival and companion FUZE Art Expo, a first-of-its-kind installation of regional visual arts organized by Baha Mar Art Director John Cox, taking place October 27–29. During the festivities, guests can enjoy live printmaking demonstrations, interactive art classes, a film series, and panel discussions while also perusing artworks by myriad native talents working across mediums. Away from the gallery scene, a mouthwatering exploration of various cuisines will transform the property into a decadent smorgasbord of epicurean delights by Marcus Samuelsson, Scott Conant, Carla Hall, Kentaro ‘Katsuya’ Uechi, Geoffrey Zakarian, and more with craft cocktails aplenty. Adding to the “feast for all the senses” atmosphere, the event kicks off with a live performance by Sting, proving once again, it is indeed better in the Bahamas. —Jill Sieracki

Interior of Cole & Son's new London flagship gallery. Photo: Courtesy of Cole & Son

4. Cole & Son Debuts Fantastical London Flagship

British heritage brand Cole & Son is revered for its romantic wallpaper and fabrics that can transform any space with their artistic patterns of lush gardens, Surrealist geometries, and Art Deco abstractions. Now, the company has turned its creative lens toward a new home on Jubilee Place in London’s Chelsea neighborhood. Turning a former art gallery into a visually stunning canvas for its multifaceted collections, Cole & Son’s first-ever flagship displays a large selection of the house’s wall coverings, textiles, and “ready-to-style” finished goods, as well as an invitation-only archive room containing vintage designs, wood blocks, and archival documents. “We are thrilled to open a space not only for architects and interior designers, but also anyone who wants wallpaper, to give them somewhere to simply enjoy what they see,” says Marie Karlsson, creative and managing director at Cole & Son “It’s a home for dreams to come true.” —J.S.

Louis Ferla and Max Hollein. Photo: Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin

A watch created in collaboration with the Louvre in 2019. Photo: Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin

5. Vacheron Constantin’s New Partnership with The Met Celebrates Art and Creativity 

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin has long been inspired by the arts and the preservation of culture and history. That mission has now been taken to the next level in an exciting partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The joint venture will support various educational initiatives, special events, and bespoke collaborations, including supporting an artist-in-residency program. “We are delighted to partner with Vacheron Constantin and are grateful for their support of The Met’s mission, which aligns with the esteemed watchmaker’s own longstanding efforts to celebrate creativity and preserve artistic traditions,” says Max Hollein, The Met’s Marina Kellen French Director and CEO. The collaboration will also include exceptional and dedicated timepieces inspired by artworks from The Met collection, much like the process with the Louvre’s Masterpiece on Your Wrist program, a partnership with the prestigious French museum formed in 2019 in an effort to bring the worlds of fine art and haute horology together. —Lucy Rees

The goop Villa at the Colony Hotel. Photo: Carmel Brantley

6. The New Goop Villa Opens at the Colony Hotel 

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Gwyneth Paltrow’s famed goop brand is taking over the historic Colony Hotel in South Florida. Designed by Ronen Lev to bring Paris to Palm Beach, the new goop villa is one of seven unique apartments on the hotel property, featuring two bedrooms, a living and dining room as well as two and a half baths fully stocked with goop beauty products. The soft tones and exquisite florals of the goop x Fromental botanical wallpaper perfectly complement chic furnishings and accents from the Invisible Collection. Curtains by Nordic Knots, handcrafted rugs from Armadillo, and Monogram appliances all elevate this glamorous escape. Take self-care to the next level with a dip in the private villa pool, rinse off with GOOPGLOW, and try one of goop’s exclusive menu offerings at Swifty’s or Pink Paradise Café. —Stefanie Li 

Cover: Tadashi Kawamata’s installation “Nest in Liaigre” in Paris.
Photo: Courtesy of Liaigre


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