The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia is set to return to London this summer in what will be its historic 45th year. The prestigious Fair, which offers more choice than any other top European fair, has prices ranging from £100 to hundreds of thousands of pounds. An audience of art and antique enthusiasts from across the globe are anticipated to descend on Kensington Olympia in search of one of a kind, rare and beautiful pieces.
Opening with an exclusive Preview day on Monday 26 June and closing on Sunday 2 July, the Fair is the definitive place for home owners, interior designers and collectors looking for inspiration. The Fair is expected to attract around 25,000 visitors with more than 55,000 pieces for sale. Each object will be individually vetted by independent experts, providing peace of mind for any buyer – whether a first-time visitor or a regular returnee.
Known for its diverse offering, the Fair features over 120 dealers, some of whom exclusively choose Olympia to display their pieces for sale in a seven day only equivalent of a ‘pop up shop’.
From diamond rings to dining tables, from antiquity to the modern day, the Fair will have works of art to cater to all tastes.
As well as the large variety of dealers present, the Art & Antiques Fair Olympia will boast an impressive line-up of speakers giving insight into current trends, interiors, history as well as exhibitions taking place across Europe today.
Mary Claire Boyd, Fair Director says: “Olympia in June is the place to buy that elusive piece that so many of us dream of owning; the essential destination for interiors pieces. The 45th edition of this flagship fair includes exhibitors who can only be seen at this UK show, while others save and restore their best pieces for this seven day, keenly anticipated event.
“There is also an opportunity to learn a tremendous amount from the combined knowledge of some of the world’s leading experts in their fields who are always happy to share their expertise with interested visitors and via the free talks programme.”
After a successful opening year in 2016, SOFA London will be making a welcome return in the Fair. A version of the critically acclaimed Chicago-based show, The Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design Fair (SOFA), it is an area dedicated to celebrating contemporary three-dimensional art and design – sure to make a big impact.
Located in the elegant National Hall in London Olympia means that the Fair is extremely easy to get to and there will be a free shuttle bus during the Fair between London Olympia and Sloane Square.
A Preview held on Monday 26 June, late openings, champagne bar and a specially created menu at Mosimann’s restaurant all combine to make the Fair a prestigious and must-attend event in London’s summer calendar.
Tickets are priced at £15 in advance and £20 on the door and £60 on Preview day*.
The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia takes place at the Olympia National, London, W14 8UX.
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.olympia-art-antiques.com.
*A transaction fee of £1.20 applies
The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia is the UK’s largest and most established art and antiques fair, taking place annually in June and July at London’s iconic Kensington Olympia Exhibition Centre. Celebrating its 45th year in 2017, The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia is recognised as one of the most prestigious fairs in the UK and an annual destination for more than 25,000 discerning visitors from across the world.