Nilufar Gallery x MODES
A dynamic collaboration between Nilufar Gallery and Italian fashion brand MODES in their Paris boutique.
Until January 2023
During Paris Art Week in October, Nilufar Gallery, under the direction of the dynamic Nina Yashar, launched a pop-up in the Italian fashion brand MODES’s Paris boutique. This was another of the imaginative pop-ups that Yashar has instigated over the years, including at Giovanni Nicelli private airport on the Lido in Venice in April.
On view in the store, until the middle of November, amidst the chic clothes and sharp store styling, are some of the boldest examples of contemporary collectible design from Yashar’s collection.
Jonathan Trayte’s joyful multi-media creations inhabit an entire foyer; the exuberantly post-modern multicoloured ‘Meisen’ cabinet by Bethan Laura Wood, from 2021, supports a single leopard print boot; spooky shiny purple and blue ‘Meta’ creatures, as if landed from the virtual into the real world, by Audrey Large, inhabit the shelves.
Some pieces are there to delight or entertain, others, such as the ‘Prescient Lagoon 1 + 2’ low table by Flavie Audi, from 2020, are eminently functional.
Yashar comments: “To complement MODES’s offering, I selected artists whose creative outputs are as aesthetically appealing as [they are] rich in material research and creative extravaganza. I am thrilled about this new collaboration, as I’ve always admired MODES’s taste and recognition of contemporary avant garde style.”
The show inaugurates an online collaboration with the brand. Purchases from Nilufar Gallery’s presentation will be possible through MODES Concierge, a personal shopping service available globally. It is a recognition of how permeable the worlds of fashion and contemporary collectible design have become, drawing on a similarly eclectic range of influences – from art to music.