Phillips and NOMAD exhibitions are proud to partner this Autumn to present a virtual modern design destination for private sales of art and design, with a selection inspired by Palais Bulles, a masterpiece of organic architecture in Théoule-Sur-Mer, near Cannes. Design Limited Edition takes you inside this modern art abode where fifty items from various art galleries joined forces to create the most ambitious online exhibition ever, let’s step inside!
This year, NOMAD Exhibitions journeys to the unpredictable architecture of the “Bubble Palace,” a radically organic abode on the edge of the Mediterranean.
Along with the 50 select works by art galleries worldwide, visitors will find editorial content, digital tours, and interviews to create an experience that mirrors the NOMAD exhibitions‘ intimate format, making visitors travel virtually and be inspired by the spirit of the destination and its architecture.
Palais Bulles, the destination that inspired this year’s NOMAD exhibitions private sales collaboration, is a building that is easily and often misunderstood. Lavishly extending its extravagant bubbles over 1,200 square meters with views onto the Mediterranean Sea, it features ten original suites, an open-air amphitheater of 500 seats, and a garden space comprising over 8,500 square meters, including a swimming pool and various smaller, flowing ponds.
Undoubtedly, this is an estate of flourishing grandeur art furniture — but it is also a radical piece of architecture that proposes new ways of living without compromise.
Owned by the 98-year-old design legend Pierre Cardin since 1992, it was originally built by the Hungarian architect Antti Lovag for his friend and patron, the French industrialist Pierre Bernard, and completed in 1989.