LOT Office for Architecture+OBJECTS OF COMMON INTEREST x Marharam present ‘SPECTACLE’ the 2017 DESIGN MIAMI/ Design Talks Theater

Award winning architectural design firm LOT Office for Architecture  has teamed up with their design studio OBJECTS OF COMMON INTEREST in partnership with North American textile giant MAHARAM to present ‘SPECTACLE’ , the 2017 DESIGN TALKS THEATER, which will host the  Design Talks program December 6-10th at Design Miami/. 

Using idea exchange as the core principal of the space , there will a plethora of of interesting elements like a cylindrical lectern, sliding seats and rolling spheres to entice the active participation of attendees.  

The salubrious warm atmosphere created by the amber-gold mirrors surrounding the space will reflect both actors and audience members, multiplying and drawing them into engaged listening and lively discussion.

LOT Office for Architecture founders Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis

Founded in 2012 by Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis, with offices in New York and Greece,  this architectural firm and design studio is dedicated to pursuing strong design concepts with pragmatism and consciousness. Their work has been featured in press including The Wall Street Journal, Wallpaper* Magazine, Elle Decor, Frame, Surface Magazine and Phaidon publishers and presented in exhibitions, such as the Venice Architecture Biennale, Greek Architecture Biennale, and the Salone del Mobile in Milan. 

In 2013 LOT was shortlisted for the European Piranesi Awards and in 2014 was selected for the Wallpaper* Architects Directory, the iconic magazine’s list of the best architectural talent from around the globe. In 2016 LOT won the invited competition to install a Skyline, a large monumental public installation at New York’s Flatiron Building Plaza.

Definitely looking forward to attending the Design Miami/ Talks in this space! 

*Images courtesy of LOT

NADA Miami 2017

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) has a venue change this year from the Deauville Beach Resort to Ice Palace Studios due to the damages the resort suffered from a fire and then Hurricane Irma.

“NADA is committed to producing a distinctive event in Miami for our exhibitors and the public. We have always sought to provide the best conditions for presenting art in a fair environment, and we’re pleased to have swiftly arranged to host the fair at the Ice Palace Studios in Downtown Miami,” said Heather Hubbs, NADA Executive Director. “As the previous home of NADA in Miami from 2004 to 2008, we are confident that the Ice Palace Studios will provide an ideal location for this year’s fair.”

VIP Preview by Invitation
Thursday, December 7, 10am–12pm

Opening Preview by Invitation
Thursday, December 7, 12–2pm

Open to the Public
Thursday, December 7, 2–7pm
Friday, December 8, 11am–7pm
Saturday, December 9, 11am–7pm
Sunday, December 10, 11am–5pm

Admission:
$40 Run of Show
$20 Single Day
$10 Senior / Student

Purchase tickets online here.

Proceeds raised from NADA Miami ticket sales will go towards the NADA International Gallery Prize, an initiative supporting first-time exhibitors traveling internationally to exhibit at NADA Miami in 2018.

Location:
Ice Palace Studios
1400 North Miami Avenue

About NADA
Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit 501c(6) collective of professionals working with contemporary art. Its mission is to create an open flow of information, support, and collaboration within the arts field and to develop a stronger sense of community among its constituency. Through support and encouragement, NADA facilitates strong and meaningful relationships between its members working with new contemporary and emerging art. In addition NADA hosts two fairs a year: New York, and Miami.

NADA Projects
Inaugurated in 2010, NADA Projects is a unique programmatic platform for presenting new art within the art fair environment. The discrete, self-contained booths are specifically designed to highlight small-scale presentations from emerging galleries and independent organizations.

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New Works Debuting at Design Miami 2017

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

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

 

New Music: “Love Too Soon” by Born Ruffians

Pop with a cool edge and a shot of heartache is what the new single, “Love Too Soon”  from emerging Toronto based Born Ruffians will bring to your playlist.  

With the sweet voice of front man Luke Lafonde, along side fellow band members Mitch Derosier and Andy Lloyd, this latest release from one of Canada’s coolest bands sees the return of original drummer Steve Hamelin.

The video directed by alt-rock band July Talk’s  Leah Fay Goldstein and Peter Dreimanis, is set in a dreamy backstage and follows Lafonde as he navigates down the passageway telling a  bittersweet tale of a lost love. 

Pretty sure you’ll want to add it to your playlist too, so here’s a link!

photo credit: Matt Barnes

SCOPE Miami Beach 2017 x Amar’e Stoudemire’s The Melech Collection

SCOPE Miami Beach 2017 has announced a very special collaboration with Amar’e Stoudemire’s The Melech Collection, his contemporary art educational platform.

The Melech Collection translates to “King”, and is the genesis of Stoudemire’s acclaimed career in sports, a lifelong interest in culture, and dedication to philanthropy. Uniting seemingly disparate audiences of sports and contemporary art, The Melech Collection teaches the value of cultural capital through the cumulative knowledge of mind and body; to be truly empowered, awareness and action must exert in conjunction.

Stoudemire will curate a 40 foot installation as a highlight of SCOPE Miami Beach’s Special Programs.  Additionally, Stoudemire will conceptualize and lead a lively panel discussion in SCOPE’s Atrium, moderated by Sotheby’s.

Definitely on my “Must-See” List for this edition of SCOPE Miami Beach!

Image courtesy of SCOPE Miami Beach