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Kartell Miami Louis Ghost Chair 10th Anniversary Celebration

During Design Miami 2012 Week earlier this month, the Kartell Miami Louis Ghost Chair 10th Anniversary Celebration paid tribute to Philippe Starck’s iconic design with a special in-store installation in the Miami Design District.  As the press release states:

“Louis Ghost becomes not only a Kartell absolute best-seller but, on the strength of 1.5 million pieces sold, it is, furthermore, an icon and the most widely sold design chair in the world. This is the chair that consecrated Kartell as world leader in the production of “transparent design furnishings” and through which the aesthetic aspect of transparency became accepted globally by revealing the enormous functionality of the material. ”

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Tai Ping Carpets x Rita Motta Perez

During Design Miami 2012, the Tai Ping Carpets x Rita Motta Perez installation at Inventory 03: Experience of a City showed that rugs can be elevated to art.   A vibrant purple creation that captured the essense of effervescing bubbles, it was truly an amazing piece to behold.

Special thanks to Tai Ping’s fabulous Digital Marketing Manager Lauryn Soden for guiding me through this beautiful exhibition.

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Miami Design District 2012 Exhibition Tour Highlights

This year the Miami Design District hosted a week of satellite events in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami.  The Miami Design District 2012 Exhibition brought together the worlds of  art, culture, design and fashion. I was very fortunate to be invited to take tour of the District during the week long fair festivities.

Thanks to our fabulous hosts from Camron, Judith and Marisa, for guiding us through the art+culture+design+fashion+luxury fair highlights of this ever-evolving sophisticated, uber-luxe neighborhood.

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During this year’s Design Miami Week,  I had the opportunity to see the fabulous ORCHID The Show located in the  Luis Pons‘ designed Pleasure Garden site in the Miami Design District.   ORCHID is a combination Cirque du Soleil, Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas and Burlesque extravaganza  complete with  phenomenal acts and showstopping numbers.

The Pleasure Garden also includes a sensational food and beverage program by the James Beard award winning chef, Michelle Bernstein.  I must say that they made me the best cosmopolitan I have had in South Florida !

ORCHID is a limited run engagement, so see it before it ends on January 6th !

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Design Miami 2012: Style,Substance & Innovation

Design Miami 2012 was a happy confluence of outstanding design galleries, glorious collaborations, rousing conversations and amazing, highly collectible pieces.

As the latest press release states:

“The eighth edition of Design Miami saw record attendance and robust sales throughout its six-day run in Miami, Florida from December 4-9, 2012. Thirty-six of the world’s leading galleries presented contemporary and historic design, which sold well among the 31,000 design collectors and enthusiasts who attended the fair.”

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Bisazza Foundation x Arik Levy Design Miami Breakfast

Last Thursday, I was up early to attend the Bisazza press breakfast for Arik Levy‘s  presentation of his permanent commission for the Bisazza Foundation, “Experimental Growth”, including  it’s  interactive video installation, “Virtual Truth”,  at their flagship store in Miami’s Design District.

Marie Cristina Didero, Director of the Foundation, was there to introduce this incredible multi-disciplinary artist and to announce the Foundation’s activities for 2013. As she states:

“We are delighted to be part of Design Miami this year by bringing, with the Virtual Truth video, an abstract of the Experimental Growth design installation created by Arik Levy for the Bisazza Foundation in Vicenza, Italy. Experimental Growth is our first project dedicated to contemporary design, entirely produced by the Bisazza Foundation. Arik Levy has conceived an imposing and impressive installation for us, a work of great scope that will enhance the foundation’s Permanent Collection.”

“Experimental Growth” consists of the significantly-sized RockChamber, which is covered in black mosaic tiles designed to look like a meteorite that has crashed to earth. Once inside the visitor has no visual cues to refer to thus separating them from any formal relationship with architecture. “Virtual Truth” invites the visitor to take a step further by interacting with moving images, changing their perception about space.

Also among the invitees was Lorrenda Newman Sherrer, the amazing Publisher of Modern Magazine along with her equally amazing Editor-in-Chief, Beth Dunlop and the fantastic Jenny Palmer of the innovative, next-level Alarm Press.

A great event to start my Design Miami Day !

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