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Haughton International Fairs Announces Art Antiques Design Dubai

DUBAI.- Haughton International Fairs are delighted to announce that the second edition of Art Antiques Design Dubai will take place from Wednesday 18th February-Sunday 22nd February, 2009, at the Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.

International art, antiques and design dealers will participate in the 2009 fair, organised by London-based fair organisers, Haughton International Fairs, under the patronage of His Excellency Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth & Community Development and with the support and cooperation of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.

Haughton International Fairs have been art fair organisers for close to 30 years, today putting together no fewer than four major events annually in New York City and one in London. In February 2008 they launched the Dubai fair, the first top flight art, antiques and design event to take place in the region, offering a wide range of works of art from historic to contemporary and including items of Western, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern origin, among them furniture, silver and jewellery, paintings, drawings and prints, carpets and textiles, porcelain and pottery, maps, books, manuscripts and photographs.

AAD Interiors/ - Building on the success of Art and Antiques Dubai in 2008, the 2009 fair acknowledges the exciting growth of interest in “design” in the region. Art Antiques Design Dubai in partnership with 1st, the premier online marketplace for antiques, vintage furniture and 20th century design will present for the first time AAD Interiors, a new concept at Art Antiques Design Dubai. AAD Interiors will incorporate two sets of professionally designed and executed room settings making four interlocking rooms in total -- showcasing traditional and modern furnishing styles.

1st will team with designer and architect Stephen Miller Siegel who will oversee the design using pieces from member dealers of The Art and Antique Dealers League of America, Inc (AADLA) , and the exhibiting dealers at Art Antiques Design Dubai. Stephen Miller Siegel is a high profile, New York based interior designer who regularly works with the many of the AADLA dealers to furnish homes and spaces for his clients, who include former Ambassador Cejas, Stephen Schwartzman, and the world headquarters for The Blackstone Group in New York City. Amongst other prominent clients and projects, Stephen will be featured in the January issue of Town & Country Magazine with an 8 page spread of an apartment he designed for the publication as part of the Hearst show house, Designer Visions. The AADLA is the oldest and principal antiques and fine arts organization in America with over 100 fine art and antiques dealers in 80 fields of expertise

Launched by Web entrepreneur Michael Bruno in 2001, 1st is the world’s most searched online marketplace for antique, vintage and contemporary furniture, connecting interior designers and collectors with galleries and dealers from around the world. Since its inception, 1st has become a one-stop shopping phenomenon within the collecting community and a designer’s dream resource for the rare, unique and beautiful. The site features seating, lighting, tables, mirrors and other fine and decorative arts and has recently partnered with the AADLA and now incorporates some of the most distinguished antique and art dealers in the United States.

Exhibitors returning in 2009: Ayyam Gallery (Damascus) with modern and contemporary art; Galerie Dumonteil (Paris) offering 20th century and contemporary sculpture; Galleria dei Coronari SRL (Rome) will be showing Italian furniture, paintings and works of art; Cristina Grajales, Inc. (New York) one of the most highly regarded dealers in the fields of 20th century and contemporary design; Brian Haughton Gallery (London) who specialises in only the finest 18th and 19th century English and Continental ceramics; Lesley Kehoe Galleries (Melbourne) with Japanese and Australian works of art; Koopman Rare Art (London) with antique silver and works of art; Maison Gerard (New York) with French Art Deco from the 1920s-40s; Mathaf Gallery (London) with(London) with 19th century Orientalist paintings of the Arab world and contemporary Arab art; Ronald Phillips Ltd (London) one of the world’s most prestigious dealers in the finest 18th and 19th century English furnishings; Potterton Books (Thirsk, North Yorkshire, UK) with a wide selection of new and unusual out of print books on art, antiques, architecture and design; Samina Inc. (London) with Indian jewellery; Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books (London) with antiquarian books, maps and photographs; Whitford Fine Art (London) with 20th century British and European paintings and sculpture, including Post Cubist, Modernist and Post-war and Pop art.

Joining the fair this year: Marvin Alexander Inc. (New York) with chandeliers, antiques and decorative accessories; Derrick Beard Fine Art & Antiques (USA) with Islamic art, contemporary art, contemporary Arab and African furniture and, in particular, the remarkable manuscript by Omar ibn Said, a Muslim slave in North America in the 19th century, which is written in Arabic and tells the story of his life; Darnley Fine Art (London) presenting a selection of 17th-20th century paintings,watercolours and portraits; Donzella 20th Century Gallery (New York) with examples of rare and important 20th century and contemporary American and Italian design; Sam Fogg (London) with Oriental and Islamic manuscripts, miniatures and works of art, rare printed books; Bernd Goeckler Antiques, Inc. (New York) with European furniture, lighting, objects and fine art 1920-1970; Jane Kahan Gallery (New York) who specialises in works of art such as paintings, sculpture, tapestries and ceramics by Modern Masters such as Picasso, Joan Miró, Fernand Leger and Marc Chagall; Brian Kish (New York) with examples of design by 20th century Italian architects; Fred Moheban Gallery (New York) with antique Oriental carpets and 19th century rugs, 16th-19th century antique tapestries; Grant Macdonald (Dubai) with exquisite tablewares and silverware, including swords and precious objects; Sladmore Sculpture Gallery (London) one of the world’s leading dealers in 19th, 20th century and contemporary sculpture, who will works by artists including: Rodin, Degas, Maillol, Bugatti, Barye, Bonheur, Coreth, Fiddian-Green, Dashwood; Ana Tzarev Gallery (New York) with a selection of contemporary paintings by the Croatian-born artist Ana Tzarev.

Among these exhibitors, those contributing to the room settings at the fair include: Donzella 20th Century Gallery (New York); Bernd Goeckler Antiques, Inc. (New York); Cristina Grajales Inc. (New York); Brian Kish (New York) and Jane Kahan Gallery (New York).

Haughton International Fairs was established in 1982, and now organises six major international art fairs, in the US, UK, and now the Middle East, bringing together in total several hundred of the world’s top art dealers and attracting thousands of visitors. Please visit

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