The ADA is punching well above its weight when it comes to awards at fairs these days. First Costas Paraskevaides of Art Ancient won Best Stand at the LAPADA Fair in Berkeley Square, London in September for the second year running; now ADA deputy chairman Chris Martin and Ancient & Oriental have scooped the LAPADA Best Stand Award at the Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia.

The panel of judges included Caroline de Cabbarus (Principal, Hotspur Design), Noelle McElhatton (Editor, The Antiques Trade Gazette) and Nicholas Somers (Master, The Worshipful Company of Turners), who picked out the stand from more than 70 LAPADA members exhibiting at the fair. Here is what they had to say:

“The judges felt that the exhibitor’s use of curtains was innovative and created intrigue. It framed the stand and made the visitor want to come in closer to have a look. The display inside the stand was elegantly curated with small objects made accessible to view and a simple black backdrop allowed the artefacts to stand out.”

Well done Chris and colleagues!