NOMAD 2020 St. Moritz

From Thursday 6th February to Sunday 9th February this year St. Moritz was home to a very special winter edition of NOMAD, a travelling showcase of exceptional design. An invitation only event sharing a brand new selection of galleries and special projects for passionate collectors and interior designers. Returning to Chesa Planta, Samedan’s 16th-century jewel of alpine architecture, NOMAD brought the world’s most exciting developments in art and design to a winter wonderland high in the Swiss Alps.

Participating galleries included, Angela Weber Möbel, Zurich, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Carwan Gallery, Athens, Etage Projects, Copenhagen, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, St. Moritz, Galleri Format, Oslo, Galleria Luisa Delle Piane, Milan, Galleria Rossella Colombari, Milan, Giustini Stagetti, Rome, Magazzino + Marta Sala, Rome, Maniera, Brussels, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, London, Hong Kong, Mercado Moderno, Rio de Janeiro, Musegallery, Monaco, Officine Saffi, Milan, The Gallery of Everything, London, and Thomsen Gallery, New York.

Debut works from some of today’s most exciting names in contemporary design and art were presented with traditional Swiss craftsmanship and 20th-century pieces, many being exhibited for the first time in a mountain setting, including iconic works by Franco Albini and Gio Ponti. The 2020 edition placed greater emphasis on the incredible location and nature, with works by artists and makers including Carsten Holler to be installed outside, against the dramatic Alpine scenery.

Massimo De Carlo / Milan, London, Hong Kong

Before the weekend began, founders Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte and Giorgio Pace shared their hopes for the event.

“For our next winter edition, we expect to see a greater sense of discovery, a myriad of influences and experimental ideas, with more installations and solo works exhibited outdoors, as well as intriguing ways of showing familiar works. Dialogue and theatre are some of the themes we are already starting to see, as well as influences from different cultures you wouldn’t expect in this corner of Europe.”

Mercado Moderno / Rio de Janeiro

Thomsen Gallery / New York

Angela Weber Möbel / Zurich

Gallery of Everything / London

Some of our ‘wish list’ pieces are below…

These pieces by Hala Matta are very much a NDID style piece that we’d love to get our hands on.
Plates & Shapes, 2019 are a series of stoneware ceramics, raku fired at 1000 degrees Celsius presented at Nomand by Mohamed Maktabi at Galerie Iwan Maktabi.

Above left, a Bronze Fiore Side Table from 2019 by Osanna Visconti in white bronze and natural bronze produced with the lost wax technique presented by Anna Zaoui,  The Invisible Collection.

Above right, Paavo Tynell Standing lamp in brass and wooden shade, 2019 presented by Angela Weber Möbel.

Above right, Gustavo Bittencourt Benjamin Bench, 2019 wood, iron and seat in natural straw
presented by Mercado Moderno.

Above left, “Good Fortune and Long Life” Iizuka Rokansai Flower Basket, from the early 1930s in Smoked bamboo presented by Erik Thomsen Gallery.

Nomad is an invitation only event, all images c/o Nomad press department.