Exhibition8 May 2023 - 12 May 2023, 10:00 - 18:00
39 South Audley Street
Back to the Future: Exploring the Antique and the Contemporary
Mayfair Gallery is a leading London antiques and art gallery. In collaboration with experimental design gallery SEEDS, they are showcasing new ways in which the antique and contemporary can be combined. The fusion of the two worlds creates thought-provoking and intriguing compositions, encouraging conversations around contemporary issues such as sustainability.
Mayfair Gallery collaborates with SEEDS gallery on a visually stimulating and thought-provoking exhibition. Utilising Mayfair Gallery’s collection of luxury furniture, fine and decorative arts, in unison with the work of contemporary artists from SEEDS gallery, the display conjures a space where the antique and modern coexist in seamless harmony. Similarities and differences become apparent, and questions are raised.
With contemporary design often using materials not in existence at the time the pieces in Mayfair Gallery’s collection were made, the exhibition highlights the ways in which the two differ; yet also through careful observation of the pieces, the likeness of materials, colour, use and locations of their creation are explored.
The exhibition further considers themes of sustainability, by looking into how waste can be used to make functional products, while simultaneously exploring the positive environmental credentials of antiques.
Come ‘back to the future’ to be transported to a world where the antique and contemporary unite to create harmonious and intriguing stories, and learn how these objects can be used to create exciting, contemporary interiors.