NOMAD st moritz returns to the heart of the swiss alps, inviting collectors, interior designers, architects and the art world’s glitterati to experience its nomadic concept. conceived by giorgio pace and nicolas bellavance – lecompte, the showcase mixes high-end modern and contemporary art and design, redefining the classic idea of events and fair exhibitions by placing works in incredible architectural locations.
exhibited over two floors of ‘chesa planta’, a 16th-century stately patrician house, until the 11 february visitors to NOMAD st moritz can experience rooms in line with their classical settings: beautiful tapestries and painted wood panels contrast more minimal spaces with white walls, stone flooring or parquet.
NOMAD st moritz has collaborated with 25 of the world’s leading galleries to create immersive installations, inviting each one to curate pieces in the context of the ‘chesa planta’ space. in a very personal context, the event establishes a unique dialogue between gallery works and a community of individuals looking for an unusual experience.
NOMAD founders giorgio pace, an art and luxury brand specialist, has worked with fashion companies and museums, such as garage museum in moscow, and architect and curator nicolas bellavance-lecompte is the co-founder and art director of beirut’s carwan gallery.
‘we are proposing intimate showcases in special architectural locations, places that aren’t usually open to the public‘, explains giorgio pace. ‘we both understood that there is a need for an alternative to the traditional model of fairs and the benefits of NOMAD are that the objects are not presented in a big tent, instead you see them in a beautiful house in daylight, which is ultimately where they will end up. the travelling nature of the event allows galleries to meet collectors in places where they might live or are on holiday.’