Among the most influential design fairs for the world of design trade and trendsetting, Design Miami/ Basel is a fully-established revolutionary luxury design venue. Miami Design Agenda will be covering the novelties in this event, including this year’s art galleries, solo shows and exhibits all to provide you with the best attending experience you could ask for.
One of the main novelties this year are the 11 Design Curio installments that will be exhibited at the event, making it the most extensive one ever. Design Curio is Design Miami/’s most recent exhibition platform, where designers, curators, innovators and gallerists are invited to present cabinets of curiosity throughout the fair. Each Curio withholds its own universe of design elements that challenge and contextualize familiar situations.
This year’s Curio installations include “Shaker” by John Keith Russell; “Construction Deconstruction“ By House of Today’s Cherine Magrabi Tayeb; “Stavropol” by Harry Nuriev, and many others. You can also see the works of previous years’ Curio exhibitors here.
A total of 34 art galleries will be present at the venue this December, 4 of which are debutánts:
Converso (New York), whose representatives will be highlighting California modernist architect Albert Frey;
Lebreton (San Francisco), featuring Jacques Quinet along with works by Magdalena Abakanowicz and François Raty;
Maison Gerard (New York), with a monumental Isolation Sphere by Maurice-Claude Vidili;
Siegelson (New York), gemstones and jewelry specialists.
Seven of the household galleries that have participated in Design Miami/ since its founding will be returning once again with promising collections of contemporary collectible design: Cristina Grajales Gallery (New York); Demisch Danant (New York); Galerie kreo (Paris and London); Galerie Patrick Sequin (Paris); LAFFANOUR – Galerie Downtown (Paris); Magen H Gallery (New York); and R & Company (New York).
A magical design installation by COS and Studio Swine (Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves) called “New Spring” will take place at the event. It combines innovative lighting items and mist-filled bubbles that fill the air and evaporate if touched:
Presentations also include Galerie kreo’s shows, featuring works by French brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Magen H Gallery, starring furniture by French designer and master wood craftsman Pierre Chapo. Another notable show is the Future Perfect (New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles).