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DESIGN MIAMI/2015: GALLERY HIGHLIGHTS

This year’s DESIGN MIAMI/ celebrates diversity in design as the following highlights from this year’s gallery programme show!

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Latin spirit/

Cangaço – bookstand/ Fernando and Humberto Campana, 2015/ Courtesy of Campana Studio and Fernando Laszlo/

Design Miami/ welcomes Firma Casa, its first participating gallery from Brazil (São Paulo), into a program that is notably strong in design from Latin America. The distinctive and innovative work of the Campana Brothers – Design Miami/ Designers of the Year in 2008 – are represented at both Firma Casa and Friedman Benda. A rare jacaranda wood bench by Modernist pioneer Joaquim Tenreiro is showing at R & Company. Cristina Grajales Gallery exhibits a spectacular coffee table by Gloria Cortina topped with golden obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass. ADN Galeria of Mexico participates in the Design Curio program with a project by the Mexico-based sculptor and furniture designer Eduardo Olbés.

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Mr Ben Brown Made My Day

This just made my day!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Ben Brown is one of my favorite YouTube travel vloggers and yesterday he announced via Snapchat that he would be taking questions for a Snapchat Q&A video. Given that he has thousands of followers and probably would get a ton of questions, I figured I would not make the cut.

So, imagine my joy when I saw myself 3:02 mins into his Snapchat Q&A! My question is pretty serious one for me since I plan on investing in a camera for vlogging at the upcoming Design Miami 2015, Miami Project 2015PULSE Miami Beach 2015, SCOPE Miami Beach 2015 and other satellite fairs and events associated with Art Basel Miami Beach Week 2015.

My budget is very, very limited, so I getting feedback from Mr. Ben Brown, who’s vlogs always look amazing, is more than helpful. I plan on getting the Canon GX-7 and maybe a couple accessories.

Thank you Mr Ben Brown!

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Design Design Miami

Looking Back: Design Miami 2014 and Design Miami 2013

Design Miami 2014 and Design Miami 2013

With almost 40,000 visitors, the Design Miami/ 2014 Tenth Anniversary Edition was it’s most successful iteration to date.  35 galleries from as far as Seoul, Lebanon and South Africa and, for the first time, from Miami’s own Wynwood art district, shared their distinctive individual visions and beautifully curated displays featuring the best in both vintage and contemporary collectible design.

As fashion icon supreme Diana Vreeland said, “…The eye has to travel…” and mine sure did as you can see in the following video collection of photos I took there:

In attendance were notable visitors including collectors like Patricia Cisneros and Adriana Cisneros Griffin, Peter Brandt, Tico Mugrabi, Aby Rosen, Barry Friedman, Beth DeWoody, George Lindemann, Paula Crown, and Svetlana Uspenskaya, architects Zaha Hadid and David Adjaye, artists Tracey Emin, Theaster Gates, Marina Abramović and Trevor Paglen, magazine editors Glenda Bailey and Margaret Russell, model and business woman Elle Macpherson, actors Owen Wilson and Jane Fonda, gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin, designer Ron Arad, musician André 3000 Benjamin and hotelier André Balazs.

For my complete event photo/video album with over 100 photos and 3 videos, go here!

Looking further back to 2013, it was evident that this design event had set the bar for design events in the U.S.

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Wrap Up

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 has wrapped up another successful edition. As their latest press release states:

Art Basel’s 13th edition in Miami Beach closed today, Sunday, December 7, 2014,
amidst strong praise from gallerists, private collectors, museum groups and the
media. Highlights of the show included the introduction of the new Survey sector,
which brought 13 art-historical projects to the fair, including many rare works
never before exhibited in an art fair context; and Art Basel’s staging with Performa
of Ryan McNamara’s ‘MEƎM 4 Miami: A Story Ballet About the Internet’ at the Miami
Grand Theater. Solid sales were reported across all levels of the market and
throughout the run of the show. Featuring 267 leading international galleries from
31 countries, the show – whose Lead Partner is UBS – attracted an attendance of
73,000 over five days. Attendees included representatives of over 160 museum and
institution groups from across the world – and a surging number of new private
collectors from the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Miami Beach’s leading museums and private collections also timed their strongest
shows of the year to coincide with Art Basel in Miami Beach. The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) presented ‘Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict/Abstract Art in the Ella Fontanals-Cisernos Collection’ while the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space showed ‘Beneath The Surface’. It was a year of anniversaries as The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse marked its 15th anniversary, and the The Rubell Family Collection presenting ’50 Years of Marriage’, celebrating Mera and Don Rubell’s half a century of marriage and collecting.

Design Miami, the leading global forum for collectible design, also celebrated its 10th anniversary and also presented their inaugural Design Visionary/ Award to Peter Marino. See more posts about Design Miami here.

The Pérez Art Museum Miami presented Mario Garcia Torres, Beatriz Milhazes and
Geoffrey Farmer. The Norton Museum of Art presented ‘RAW: Klara Kristalova’, while the Bass Museum of Art showed ‘One Way: Peter Marino’. The NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale showed ‘Café Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen’.

Also, Art Basel and BMW announced a new partnership supporting emerging artists. Starting in 2015, the BMW Art Journey will enable emerging artists to go on a journey of creative discovery to a destination of their choice. Functioning
as a mobile studio, the BMW Art Journey is open to artists from Positions and
Discoveries, Art Basel’s sectors for emerging artists in Miami Beach and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit http://bmw-art-journey.com.

 

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Design Miami

PERRIER-JOUËT PRESENTS ‘‘EPHEMERĀ’’ BY MISCHER’TRAXLER

Perrier-Jouët’s latest commissioned design work, Ephemerā’ by mischer’traxler,  premiered this week at Design Miami 2014.  Exploring traditional craftsmanship, modern technology, the ephemerality of nature, and the Art Nouveau movement, mischer’traxler has captured the very essence of Perrier-Jouët with its own unique interpretation.

As Perrier-Jouët’s latest press release reveals:

‘Ephemerā’ is the opening work of a new, year-long artistic residency with the Vienna-based duo and the historic champagne house, entitled ‘Small Discoveries’. The collaboration has been designed to stimulate curiosity, exploring the magical dialogue between Mankind and Nature. Small Discoveries, an innovative series of original works to be revealed throughout 2015 with exclusive limited editions.

‘Ephemerā’ stands out at Design Miami/2014 owing to its unique combination of playfulness and sincerity. It sparks curiosity and enchants the audience with a delicate game of hide-and-seek, played out through a mechanical ornamental garden. Comprising a room with a large oak table and two mirrors, the elegant furniture pieces come alive with colourful metal plants and insects that represent current, extinct and rediscovered species. Representing nature’s lively, deferential relationship with mankind, plants rise up and move to their own choreography, if they ‘feel’ they are not being watched. When someone approaches, they ‘hide’ and fold back into the table, reinventing a kinetic form of traditional marquetry. Similarly, digital leaves grow across the mirrors extending into 3D forms, but only as long as people are not too close. Otherwise they retract, leaving just a normal, reflective mirror.

This is the third year that Perrier-Jouët has revealed an original commission first at Design Miami/. A continuation of the brand’s support of young designers, these partnerships demonstrate the brand’s belief in infusing art in the everyday experience. Each new commission joins the Perrier-Jouët collection at The Maison Belle Epoque, which hosts the world’s largest private collection of original French Art Nouveau pieces. In its role as a patron of design art, Perrier-Jouët is carefully adding new pieces to sit alongside its beautiful heritage pieces and ‘Ephemerā’ ultimately will join this collection.

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Flashback 2013: Craig Robins Miami Design District Hard Hat Tour

Last year, I was very honored to receive an invitation to go on a tour through the Miami Design District, showcasing the exciting construction and retail projects that are underway as well as a preview of the exhibitions/installations celebrating Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami, conducted by the incredible real estate developer, Craig Robins. A truly amazing experience!

You can see my post from last year here and check out this video of the tour…

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Design Miami

Design Miami Update: Participating Galleries Highlights

Design Miami Update: Participating Galleries Highlights

Starting Monday, October 13th, I will feature highlights from a participating Design Miami 2014 gallery daily on the MoneKnows Tumblr site.

Be sure to check out these amazing galleries and their works !

Photo Credit: MoneKnows