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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 !

Pics and more after the jump…

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Design Miami 2012 Must See List

Here is my Design Miami 2012 Must See List ! 

  • Perrier-Jouët & Glithero – Drawing inspiration from the Maison Belle Epoque, the historic Perrier-Jouët house in Epernay France which houses original works by some of the greatest Art Nouveau masters, Glithero has designed an installation that celebrates this great house’s Art Nouveau heritage.
  • Design Talks: Design Pioneers The phenomenal Design Talks Program this year includes some of the design world’s key leadersDiane von Furstenberg, Pharell Williams, Vito Acconci, Wendell Castle and Asif Khan.
  • R18 Ultra Chair – Developed by Audi’s Lightweight Design Center and by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram, the R18 Ultra Chair will be shown with its inspiration  the Le Mans 2011 winning Audi R18 TDI.
  • Design Galleries: Didier LTD – My love for and appreciation of jewelry knows no bounds, so I am very excited that Didier LTD London will be exhibiting unique and fabulous pieces from the 1940’s-1980’s by such masters as Louise Nevelson, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Roy Lichtenstein.
  • Design Galleries: MarkMcDonald – I have Eames itch that I will be scratching viewing the Eames pieces exhibited here.
  • Design Performances: Transformations by Maarten de Ceulaer presented by Fendi –  Drawing from the Fendi’s archives, Belgian designer Maarten de Ceulaer uses the fabled house’s Pequin motif to create handmade leather planks that can be made into spectacular compositions.
  • Design Satellites – Design Miami’s unique exhibitions with cutting edge contemporary designers, businesses and design institutions.