London based curator, architect and designer, Rabih Hage, has been commissioned to create the VIP lounge at VOLTA; Basel’s most cutting-edge art fair that provides a showcase for over sixty galleries from around the world specializing in new and emerging art.
The VIP lounge at VOLTA is a space where key artists, collectors and influences in the international art world can meet; its design therefore has to reflect its importance as the focal point of VOLTA.
Rabih Hage has chosen to furnish the space with pieces by some of today’s most forward-looking and radical designers, setting up a contrast with the art outside that cannot be touched. These will include designs such as the ‘Roulette Table’ by Moritz Waldemeyer, the ‘Nickel Couch’ by renowned American artist Johnny Swing, Karen Ryan’s innovative ‘Custom-Made’ furniture and stool seating specifically designed for the lounge by the Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek.
This room with focus on the ‘art of placing pieces’