November 10, 2017

AD: Amy Lau Creates Ode to Art Nouveau at Salon

“I’ve always been a fan of Art Nouveau,” explains the designer Amy Lau. “It appeals to me because it embraces its natural form.” Lau is speaking to me in the midst of a frenzied week of preparations for the Salon Art + Design, where she’s been invited to create an installation among the booths of venerable vendors who will bring treasures of art and design to the Park Avenue Armory for the show. When Lau’s completed room was unveiled at Salon’s opening night on Thursday, guests marveled at her dreamlike space, where period pieces of Art Nouveau furniture blended with contemporary design, Robert Burle Marx jewelry, and more – even the fabrics and wall coverings were custom-conceived to fit into Lau’s magical world…

Interior designer Amy Lau created “The New Nouveau” exhibit ATMOSPHERE for Salon Art + Design and invited co-founder Rachel Cope of Calico Wallpaper to create a custom wallpaper for the space.  The entire space is covered in a hand-painted opalescent mural and helps tie together and set the mood for the booth.

Photography by Daniel Kukla