Biennale des antiquaires 2012 poster

Paris is holding its biannual antiques fair, the Biennale des Antiquaires, at the Grand Palais from September 14 to 23. For the 26th edition of the Biennale, designer Karl Lagerfeld is decorating and creating the visuals for the event.

For the occasion, the designer will create a contemporary world within the Grand Palais, an exhibition hall and museum located in the center of Paris, to serve as a backdrop for the thousands of objects of art that will be presented at the event.

This year, the fair will include nearly 150 exhibitors, 76 more than the previous event in 2010. The exhibition will take place at the main dome of the museum as well as in “Le Salon d’Honneur” opening its doors after going through some renovation works.

Among the highlights this year, jewelers including Cartier, Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels and Dior will be showcasing their creations for one of the most important events of the year.

This year, the Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris’s oldest art fair is expanding to new markets. In November the fair is debuting in New York at the Park Avenue Armory.

According to the website ARTINFO, the organizers of the Biennale are also planning on taking the event to Hong Kong and Istanbul in 2013.

 Biennale des antiquaires 2012 Official Poster by Lagerfeld