Versailles Gardens set-up at the Grand Palais for Biennale des Antiquaires 2014
For its 27th edition of the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris, internationally acclaimed interior designer Jacques Grange will recreate the Versailles Gardens under the iconic Grand Palais glass dome, with help from the gardeners of Château de Versailles and Trianon.
The highlights of this edition include dinners by ten Michelin-star chefs, the most expensive selection of antiques and haute joaillerie in the world by Piaget, Cartier, Graff, Alexandre Reza, David Morris etc. The jewelers will create collections especially for the 27° Biennale.
Biennale des Antiquaires introduced also a new logo this year, a tribute to the four-horse chariot which crowns the Grand Palais and a triumphant evocation of Ancient Greece and Rome.
“You have to be very well educated to go to the Biennale,” Christian Deydier, president of Syndicat National des Antiquaires, recently told ARTINFO. “Fewer and fewer people are educated now. It’s a problem, especially in France. Slowly the level is coming down. Next year, we’ll cut the number of exhibitors, and at the next fair, we’ll cut more — we’ll keep it to 40 to 50 dealers. We just want the best in the world.”
27° Biennale des Antiquaires, Grand Palais, Paris: September 11-21, 2014