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New Works Debuting at Design Miami 2017

Design Miami/ has announced a smorgasbord of cool news works debuting at it’s 2017 Miami Beach edition:

New jewelry is on view from Allen Jones, Blanca Muñoz, and Emily Young at Louisa Guinness Gallery, which commissions jewelry from contemporary artists,

The Future Perfect presents a new body of work by Eric Roinestad featuring ceramic hanging lamps, totemic floor lamps, and modernist wall sculptures,

Glazed earthenware by Anders Ruhwald and new wall textiles by Christy Matson debut at Volume Gallery,

Giampaolo Babetto’s exclusive gold and silver necklace commissioned for the fair by Galleria Antonella Villanova is unique for its distinctive golden patina.

No Bones – All Bag no.3, Anders Ruhwald, 2017, Volume Gallery TFO bowl, Fernando and Humberto Campana, 2017, LIZWORKS Rasta Mirror, Misha Kahn, 2017, Friedman Benda Untitled, Christy Matson, 2017, Volume Gallery

Johannes Hemann, mischer’traxler, and Tom Price show new works at Victor Hunt Designart Dealer, which specializes in limited-edition commissions,

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec at Galerie kreo show a new collection of vases,

Two limited edition bowls designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana––one in terra cotta, one in cast bronze–– on view at LIZWORKS,

At Camp Design Gallery, David Lindberg presents a series of LED light grids attenuated by colored layers of resin,

Friedman Benda is bringing a selection of new works from contemporary designers including a Console Table and Rasta Mirror by Misha Kahn.

Images courtesy of Design Miami/

Featured Image: Untitled, Giampaolo Babetto, 2017, Galleria Antonella Villanova Losange, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2017, Galerie kreo
Little Lapis Goddess I, Emily Young, 2016, Louisa Guinness Gallery
Blade Runner, David Lindberg, 2015, Camp Design Gallery

 

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Save the Date: Design Miami/ 2017

Design Miami/ 2017 Save the Date 

 

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 Week – Post-Election Funk Casts a Shadow on the Hottest Art Fair Week of the Year

After a particularly nasty and grueling U.S. election season complete with shocking outcome, I have to admit my usual Art Basel – Miami Beach Week excitement had been smushed a few notches.

As the invites rolled in, I found myself confronting a post-election malaise. I wondered if I should just take a pass this year from the many fabulous contemporary art and design world events and Netflix binge instead, sequestering myself in a dark room hoping that this all was a bad dream.

I am so very glad I did not go down the path of least movement but instead ventured out to commiserate with fellow attendees, exhibitors, designers, curators, artists and journalists at the temporary crossroads of the best in contemporary art and collectible design.

Wherever I went, no matter the happening, event or exhibition, I had the best conversations with complete strangers or people who “knew” me from my social media channels but hadn’t met me in person yet.  I took tons of photos and  some videos (not as much as I would have liked). 

While I did not get to see everything I wanted to see, I did see a lot, so stay tuned for upcoming posts! 

 

 

 

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Moments: Design Miami/ 2016 Press Conference

Sharing a laugh at the Design Miami/ 2016 Press Conference: Rodman Primack, William Sharples, Coren Sharples, Gregg Pasquarelli and Angelo Bonati

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Design Miami/ 2016 Highlights: Maison Perrier-Jouët Strand Garden by Andrew Kudless

The Maison Perrier – Jouët Strand Garden by Andrew Kudless  at  Design Miami/ was an oasis of serenity and calm in the midst of the biggest design show in North America.  

Drawing from Perrier-Jouët’s  history with Art Nouveau,  San Francisco based designer Andrew Kudless combined those elements with those involved in the ritual of serving champagne: 

“I was interested in the way that strands, fibers, branches and vines were applied across every aspect of Art Nouveau, from paintings to architecture, says Kudless. “The curving strand motif evokes nature and movement over time. I wanted to look at four of Perrier-Jouët’s emblematic materials – wood, chalk, glass and grapes – and see how I could create strands out of each one.”

The three screens of 8′ curving strands were meant to evoke tree trunks or vines.

The interlocking oak-top benches were meant to evoke the riddling racks and wine wine presses while their concrete legs resemble the chalk that shelters the cellers and nourish the vines.

This table placed in the center of the space was made from bio plastics and was illuminated from within thus evoking the radiant clarity and vibrant personality of Perrier-Jouët wines .

And placed on top of this magnificent table was this extraordinary ice bucket 3D-printed from ground Chardonnay grape skins! Entitled The Perrier-Jouët Marc Metamorphosis, it is a fitting tribute to the freshness, subtlety and sophistication of the Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque cuvée using the cognizant metaphor of the wrinkled raisin.   

So happy I was able to spend some time in Strand Garden!

More images from this wonderful installation courtesy of Perrier-Jouët: 

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Upcoming Event: Design Miami/ 2016 Nov 30 – Dec 4

This year’s edition of Design Miami/ brings the best in design from galleries and exhibitors from across the globe and includes such highlights as:

  • The launch of Building Legacy: Designing for Sustainability, a partnership between Design Miami/ and the United Nations
  • Dean & DeLuca unveil Stage by German architect Ole Scheeren, a new food retail concept
  • Design Miami/ x Maison Kitsuné launch a limited edition mini-capsule collection at this year’s fair
  • Audi presents The Extra Hour by Lego
  • Maison Perrier-Jouët partners with American artist Andrew Kudless to present L’Eden
  • FENDI reaffirms its commitment to design at the fair and presents THE HAPPY ROOM by Cristina Celestino
  • Airbnb presents Sobremesa, a lively exploration of shared space, by Mexico City-based design studio Pedro&Juana
  • Louis Vuitton presents new additions to the Objets Nomades series which have been specially commissioned for Design Miami/
  • COMPAC will present ICE, a collaboration between the leading Spanish surfaces company and renowned artist and designer, Arik Levy
  • CNN Style joining Design Miami/ as the official news outlet of the fair with an on-site newsroom

A definite must-see! 

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Design Miami/Basel 2016

Design Miami/Basel 2016, which took place June 14-19, had its strongest showing so far!

This 11th edition featured strong programming, like the Design Talks/ panel with designers Formafantasma, rugmaker Alexandra Kehayoglou and jewelry maker David Bielender moderated by Christian Larson, associate curator of modern and contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

There were also epic collaborations like the Collectors Lounge/ designed by Kuehn Malvezzi with the support of Artek and Kvadrat.  And wonderful satellite exhibitions, including one that featured innovative works by the iconic Zaha Hadid.

And if you weren’t able to be at this year’s spectacular edition,  watching the updates from the forum on Instagram , Facebook, Twitter was almost as good as actually being there.

Looking at this year’s highlights, via Camron PR, I cannot wait for December’s Design Miami/ 2016 in South Beach!