Highlights from Masterpiece Fair

Our pick of the annual Chelsea fair from collectable design to on-site dining

Natalia Miyar private dining room Masterpiece
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Now in its 10th edition the Masterpiece London art fair rolls onto the lawns of Royal Hospital Chelsea every summer, offering collectors a chance to browse art, design, furniture and jewellery from antiquity to the modern day. Here we select the most inspiring exhibitors from established dealers to drinking and dining pop-ups featuring one-off, unique designs...

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1 Bethan Laura Wood
Hyper Nature by bethan Laura wood at masterpiece fair
Bethan Ryder

Perrier-Jouët transports British designer Bethan Laura Wood’s Art Nouveau-inspired HyperNature tree to Masterpiece as the centrepiece of a champagne bar and terrace. Originally created for Design Miami, Wood has expanded upon the project for Masterpiece, adding her colourful Super Fake rugs for CC Tapis, daybeds she designed for Moroso and a herbarium of greenhouses and flower press tables. bethanlaurawood.com

2 Rose Uniacke
Rose Uniacke stand at Masterpiece Fair
Rose Uniacke

Always a must-see and different every time, this year interior designer and antiques dealer Rose Uniacke offered a rich, inviting space lined in deep red velvet. At its centre, an elm desk by Pierre Chapo with a backdrop of a 1970s wall panel composed of interlocking terracotta tiles. The Art Nouveau globe pendant light in the foreground sold immediately. roseuniacke.com

3 Natalia Miyar
Natalia Miyar private dining room at Masterpiece London
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The vibrant private dining room this year was designed by transatlantic interior designer Natalia Miyar who collaborated with British wallcovering specialists Fromental to create a colourful room inspired by her Cuban-American roots. Her large-scale abstract design was inspired by one of her favourite paintings, La Jungla, by Wilfredo Lam and a 1970s Miami marquetry screen featuring a palm motif. The vivid handpainted wallcovering in aqua and terracotta shades is richly textured with cracked eggshell inlay and gilded details. nataliamiyar.com

Masterpiece London runs from 27 June- 3 July 2019; masterpiecefair.com

4 Sarah Myerscough Gallery
Sarah Myerscough Gallery
Photography Ollie Hammick

A veritable showcase of craft, particularly of practitioners expert in sculpting wood from the sinuous creations of Irish maverick Joseph Walsh to maker of organic vessels Eleanor Lakelin, the 2017 Loewe Craft Prize winner Ernst Gamperl and British furniture maker Gareth Neal to name a few. Artist Maisie Broadhead’s painterly photography reinterpretation of historical portraiture lend a humorous and political touch. sarahmyerscough.com

5 Georgie Hopton
Georgia Hopton work at Masterpiece London Fair
Lyndsey Ingram

Gallerist Lyndsey Ingram presented an immersive space devoted to British artist Georgie Hopton with every surface exhibiting her highly textural work from prints to collage, wallpaper, fabric and rugs (produced by Christopher Farr). The paper works incorporate found richly decorated materials collected over time, while the collages are a mix of two and three-dimensional elements such as paper and yarn. lyndseyingram.com

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