David Gill born in Spain and educated in France and England. He is now renowned as a collector with an instinctive understanding of what is best and what will appreciate in value. After a long trip Gill decide move into the commercial world an open his own gallery on Fulham Road specializing in 20th century art and design.
He chose to open with the 20th Century masters but to introduce ‘New Romantic’ painting and work by contemporary Russian artists.
In 1999, Gill opened a second gallery in south London where he now shows largely contemporary work in limited editions by his stable of designers, which includes Fredrikson Stallard, Zaha Hadid, Mattia Bonetti, Garouste & Bonetti, and Barnaby Barford. Pieces from David Gill Galleries can be found in both private and museum collections around the world.
David Gill has been honoured both with the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts & des Lettres and as Officier of the Ordre des Arts & des Lettres – recognition by the French government of his important contribution to the worlds of art and design .
Mattia Bonetti ‘ Fakir Cabinet’ 2004
A self described ‘troublemaker turned traditionalist’, Swiss-born designer Mattia Bonetti trained as a textile designer in Lugano before relocating to Paris in 1973. CABINET ‘FAKIR’ is a limited work of 2004, is made in Stainless steel, aluminium, their dimensions are L84 x D54 cm x H163 cm.
Fredrikson Stallard ‘Aviary Chair’ 2012
Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard began their collaboration, Fredrikson Stallard, in 1995 and launched a joint practice in 2002. They have since become internationally recognised as leading exponents of British avant-garde design. See our article on Fredrikson Stallard.
AVIARY CHAIR is a limited work of 2012, is made in Matt Black Mesh, lacquered steel rod, their dimensions are L125 x D98 x H98cm.
Fredrikson Stallard ‘Pyrenees Sofa’ 2007
PYRENEES SOFA is a limited work of 2007 made in flocked polyurethane, foam and still-coated with PU paint, their colour could be Forest green, pink, black, custom, their dimensions are L219 x D101 x H80 cm.
Zaha Hadid ‘Crater Table’ 2007
Zaha Hadid, founder of Zaha Hadid Architects, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004 and is internationally known for her built, theoretical and academic work.
CRATER TABLE is a limited work of 2007 made in Polished aluminium, their dimensions are H26 x W69 x L267 cm.
Campana Brothers BRAZILIAN BARROQUE
Best known for their work with recycled materials and imaginative re-using and re-working of existing pieces, the Campana Brothers have been inspired to create a collection which fuses the classical disciplines of Baroque art with the influence of 20th century movements such as Arte Povera and Surrealism.
The pieces shown at the Brazilian Baroque exhibition are clearly designed for use but the means of producing these pieces demonstrates a fascinating blend of the Campana Brothers’ eclectic style of collage with a willingness of artisans and specialist workshops.
15/10/13 – 23/11/13
David Gill ST.James’s
2-4 King Street
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Monday – Friday 10-6pm