This year was the 10th anniversary of Design Miami and it was a success in terms of attendances and high sales.
All the visual simulating were better this year with contemporary master pieces as well as bringing back some inspiration of the 80’s movements, this kind of work that was exposed this year in Design Miami really caught the attention of the most important sales figures.
The fair attracted a lot of known faces: collectors Patricia Cisneros and Adriana Cisneros Griffin, Peter Brandt, Tico Mugrabi, Aby Rosen, Barry Friedman, Beth DeWoody, George Lindemann, Paula Crown, and Svetlana Uspenskaya, architects Zaha Hadid and David Adjaye, artists Tracey Emin, Theaster Gates, Marina Abramović and Trevor Paglen, magazine editors Glenda Bailey and Margaret Russell, model and business woman Elle Macpherson, actors Owen Wilson and Jane Fonda, gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin, designer Ron Arad, musician André 3000 Benjamin and hotelier André Balazs.
International museums were also represented in this years fair: MoMA, the Design Museum London, SFMoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, the Vitra Design Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.
There were 35 galleries present and from all over the world even countries like Seoul, Lebanon and South Africa were represented. And for the first time there was a Miami art gallery from Wynwood art district.This year the result was 12% increase in visitors, in total in Design Miami 2014 were 35,800 people.
Design Curio was a new booth that received non traditional projects that go beyond the imaginable and also beyond the scope of the fair. This booth had a exhibition of coral-eye view of the world, a miniature architectural masterpiece, an optical illusion room with furniture made with grids and a space dictated by Memphi’s Group pop geometries.
See also: Design Miami Throwback
Design Talks is a popular time of the day were designers talk with the general people in a conference kind of way. This talks received the presence of some important people in the area of design like David Adjaye and Theaster Gates of the well-known Art et Industrie gallery and they talke about Chicago Projects; conversation about Olson Kunding Architects that were responsible for the Collectors Lounge, 38 Beams.
some of the unexpected themes that were brought by galleries were, for example, gorillas (courtesy of Studio Job at Carpenters Workshop Gallery and bronze Age at Southern Guild) and 3D printed by Janne Kyttanen at Gallery VIVID).
Wanna of the most popular themes of this fair with the hashtags “designmiami #bronzeage was bronze itself. One of the examples set on this fair that uses bronze and copper Louisa Guiness Gallery London.
A young designer from Minneapolis – Jonathan Muecke . received the Design Comission to create the fair’s pavillon. He made a structure with intense colors and with photogenic and elegant design lines.
Design Miami 2014 was a plenty success with lots of new faces in design and the organization says this was the best edition yet