Miami Art Week 2019 has come to an end, full of exciting and eccentric achievements and events during these days. Day after day, Miami and the design events surrounding the city have been impressing every attendee with the upcoming trends related to art and design. Both Art Basel and Design Miami received the visit of A-List celebrities such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and many others. Today, Miami Design Agenda is about to unveil the top moments during this week!
This artwork was making headlines after headlines during Miami Art Week 2019. Comedian was the name of this mediatic art piece, created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It made quite a noise in the art and design community and consequently was sold for $120,000! This piece got even more attention in Art Basel, when New York-based performance artist David Datuna ate Maurizio’s artwork, at Galerie Perrotin!
In celebration of the recent opening of the Bottega Veneta store in the Miami design district, the brand launched a pop-up installation, Bottega diner, during Miami Art Week 2019. The place was open for 24 hours and delivered its classic all-American menu complemented with limited number of Bottega Veneta branded exclusives, such as paper straws, napkins, coffee cups, toothpick flags, and gold matchboxes.
Balenciaga worked with emerging artist, architect, and designer Harry Nuriev to create a sofa made entirely from the brand’s discarded clothing. Inspired by the recliner concept, the sofa is filled with unsellable garments, upholstered in them, and wrapped in re-used vinyl. This piece served as the opportunity to raise awareness amongst the subject of sustainability during this design event.
At Todd Merrill‘s booth, there was a bold Hannes Grebin sofa that really demonstrated the power of geometric pieces. Perfectly embellishing the rest of the setting, there were three Bretch Wring Gander lamps that gave extraterrestrial vibes in the best way. The oversize lamps are illuminated by hidden LEDs that cast a mysterious glow.
Designed by Giovanni Guerrini, Ernesto Bruno Lapadula, and Mario Romano, Palazzo Della Civiltà Italiana is a very well known building that belongs to FENDI since 2015. In order to celebrate this acquisition, the Italian fashion house decided to take the Design Miami 2019 and commissioned Zurich-based studio Kueng Caputo to create ten design pieces to decorate the exterior colonnade of the building.
ESPASSO won the best curio booth at Design Miami 2019, with a limited-edition lamp collection, Fine Tuning, by Claudia Moreira Salles. It mixed exotic reclaimed woods abundant in rich grains and colors – such as rosewood and pine – with niobium, a rare metal that transforms chromatically without any added pigments.
Metamorphosis includes a collection of six glasses and a champagne bowl designed by Mancuso, crafted using the highly demanding practice of lost-wax casting and theatrically presented across six alcoves. The influence behind this exhibition sat on the characteristics of the Art Nouveau Movement. His exhibition stood as a vibrant, otherworldly ceramic-clad installation, where Perrier-Jouët expanded its dialogue between nature, champagne, and design to offer a new artistic tasting ritual.
Baccarat’s limited-edition collection “Crystal Clear”, focused on amazing home objects, featuring the collaboration of Virgil Abloh. The concept sat on a combination of heritage and modernity, elegance and industrial codes, perfectly crafted by the brand’s artisans. The collection featured amazing chandeliers, table vessels, and drinking glasses. Inspired by Abloh’s known “figures of speech” exhibition, which is currently touring the US, each piece in the collection looked to interpret the elegance associated with the 255-year-old Baccarat brand. As you can see, this year was full of amazing events, and we can’t wait for the next Miami Art Week 2019!