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Billed as a travelling antidote to traditional trade shows, Nomad Circle was founded in 2016 as a mobile showcase for niche collectible design. “We wanted to create a format that was more personal…an experience,” says Montreal-born co-founder Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte of the twice-a-year gathering, which landed most recently in Venice. Among the highlights: inflatable tables and (literally) fizzy chandeliers. The next one, in St. Moritz, runs February 6 to 9.

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Zanellato/Bortotto for Galleria Luisa delle Piane

Ensconced in a 15th-century Gothic palazzo from September 5 to 8, Nomad Venice hosted such international galleries as London’s Victoria Miro, Nilufar from Italy and Jeddah-based Athr Gallery. Galleria Luisa delle Piane, based in Milan, presented a collection of inflatable furnishings by Treviso studio Zanellato/Bortotto. Standouts from the line, entitled Zeppelin, included a concrete-topped iridescent table and an equally bulbous wall mirror (both left).

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Mattia Bonetti for David Gill Gallery

As it was held during Venice Glass Week, the show, appropriately, included a number of works in the medium. Among them: Paris-based Bonetti’s mirrors, lights and tables, created in Murano and featuring colourful glass piping. 

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India Mahdavi for WonderGlass

The orbs comprising Mahdavi’s Clover chandelier are pulegoso glass, made by adding baking soda to the melt, a process that gives the smooth surface its bubbly, pimpled look.

3 Standouts from the Venice Edition of Nomad Circle

A peripatetic biannual showcase for works outside the norm pops up most recently in a 15th-century Venetian palazzo.

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