Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.
Design Miami/ is more than a marketplace for design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. Each show balances exclusive commercial opportunities with progressive cultural programming, creating exciting collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects.
At the core of the Design Miami/ forum is a marketplace for collectible design, amid which the most reputable international design galleries present curated exhibitions of museum-quality furniture, lighting and objets d’art, attracting the highest level of private and public collectors of historical and contemporary design. The galleries invited to exhibit in Design Miami/ deal mainly in exceptional design objects from the advent of Modernism (circa 1900) to the present day, with select galleries specializing in outstanding 18th and 19th century antiques.
Established in 2014 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, Chamber is a gallery exhibition space devoted to exclusive limited editions and one-of-a-kind works of art and design. Taking the Renaissance-era “Cabinet of Curiosities” as its inspiration, Chamber aims to be a twenty-first century reliquary for unusual objects as well as a platform for design experimentation.
Within this context, a central feature of Chamber’s overall mission is to present new work by both emerging and established designers and artists, providing a venue for work that has often never been exhibited before.
Friedman Benda is a gallery dedicated to presenting established and emerging designers who create historically significant works of art at the forefront of their practice. Founded in 2007 by Marc Benda and Barry Friedman, the gallery’s exhibitions and publications have played a vital rolein the rise of the design market and education, and take a comprehensive approach to work that intersects the fields ofdesign, craft, art and architecture. Friedman Benda represents an international roster of designers spanning four continents and multiple generations.
Elisabetta Cipriani – Jewellery by Contemporary Artists is delighted to present at Design Miami/ a unique solo exhibition with renowned Italian artist Giorgio Vigna. Cipriani works with internationally acclaimed contemporary artists to create one-of-a-kind wearable sculptures made from precious materials.
Segments of Light is a new body of unique works by Giorgio Vigna focusing on combining full and empty forms that manifest the primary and the primordial aspects of nature. Distinct forms in the shape of earrings, brooches, bracelets and rings are charged with symbolic meaning. Segments of Light are attractive and desirable objects evoking the inner harmony with the universe.Established in 2009, Elisabetta Cipriani has collaborated with contemporary artists including Rebecca Horn, Jannis Kounellis, Ai Weiwei and Ifeanyi Oganwu, and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, presenting remarkable wearable artworks rarely seen in museums and galleries.
Hostler Burrows is a New York gallery specializing in Nordic and American design and decorative arts. Founded in 1998 by Kim Hostler and Juliet Burrows, the gallery’s program integrates contemporary and twentieth century work, with a primary focus on studio ceramics.
Giovanni Beltran is a Miami-based design agency founded in 2015 by the gallery Noguchi Breton [Originally GUCCIVUITTON]. As Noguchi Breton, we have been engaged with the cultural and material vernaculars embedded within artistic practices of South Florida since 2013. Giovanni Beltran maintains our interest in colloquial aesthetics to include the development and promotion of furniture, design and architecture.
Located in an old two-story house in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, with a showroom in Ipanema and a recent-installed warehouse in Miami, MeMo is a gallery dedicated to Brazilian design. Its main specialties are vintage design from the 1950s to 80s, collecting incredible original pieces by the likes of Joaquim Tenreiro, Sergio Rodrigues and José Zanine Caldas, and also the freshest Brazilian contemporary design-art. Circulating among the gallery’s spaces, architects, interior designers and collectors can appreciate unique furniture and objects. By organizing reference books, debates and exhibitions, MeMo also conducts extensive work to spread Brazilian design.
Patrick Parrish opened his eponymous gallery in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City in 2014. He exhibits the unusual, new and sometimes overlooked modernist designers and artists of the twentieth and twentyfirst centuries. After ten years in lower Tribeca, and an additional five years previously in Chelsea, the gallery moved north to a new location on Lispenard Street with a two-story ground floor space designed by TWINstudio architects. The gallery has 8-10 shows a year in its exhibition space, with the rest of the gallery showing American, Italian, French and other European designers, artists and craftspeople.
Established in 1999, Sarah Myerscough Gallery promotes formal and aesthetic innovations within the contemporary visual arts by breaking down boundaries between fine art, craft, design and architecture. As a multidisciplinary platform, the gallery’s interest lies in the artist-maker’s craftsmanship, from the handmade and high technology to the materiality and formal qualities of the work. The gallery represents emerging and established international artists and designers exhibiting in major galleries and museums.
The focus in Design Miami/ 2016 is wood design. The presentation supports the gallery’s interest in organic and handcrafted traditional processes that are reconsidered through contemporary design.
Volume Gallery is a gallery with a specific focus on American design, and a strong emphasis placed on emerging contemporary designers. Volume Gallery releases editions, publications and organizes exhibitions that showcase the work of American designers to regional, national and international audiences. We are asking critical questions of what it means to be an American designer in a culture that is rapidly becoming more global, while simultaneously examining the American experience.