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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.”

More pics and highlights after the jump…

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Design Miami 2012 Opening Pics !

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The Big Shows

Art Basel 

Art Miami/Context Miami

Design Miami 

Miami Design District

Miami Project

NADA Miami

Pulse Miami

SCOPE Miami

 

Cool Exhibits/Installations/Events

Bisazza & Arik Levy: Virtual Truth

Kartell Miami – Louis Ghost Celebration

Juxtapoz/Mixed Media Collective present The Factory

Architecture for Dogs

Tai Ping Carpets x Rita Motto: Inventory 03

Alessi Presents Metal Workshop

Poltrona Frau – Le Corbusier: The Interior of the Cabanon

Hermes Editeur 3 – Hiroshi Sugimoto

Harper’s Bazaar presents shopBazaar Miami

Louis Vuitton – Objects Nomades

ORCHID

INFLATED VILLA – 79th NE 41st Street

Kell Munoz Architecture Firm presents Meztizo City

Liquid Matter II – Buena Vista Building, 180 NE 39th Street, Suite 120

De la Cruz Contemporary Art Space

Locust Projects

Mr Andre Saraiva

 

 

 

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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.

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Design Miami – Perrier-Jouët’s collaboration with Glithero

Check out Design Miami‘s ‘teaser’ on Perrier-Jouët’s collaboration with Glithero: http://www.perrier-jouet.com/design-miami/ !

Photo: Courtesy Perrier-Jouët

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The #Coolness – Design Miami 2012

Design Miami 2012 is where all the top influential galleries, collectors, curators, critics and gallerists from across the globe will gather from Dec 4-9  to celebrate, promote and engage in all things design !  This year Design Miami/ will celebrate its eight edition with an impressive roster of 29 international participants in the gallery program and 7 emerging galleries as part of the Design On/Site program.

Key themes for Design Miami 2012 include:

  • Nature Inspirations: Jason Jacques (presenting Art Nouveau glass and ceramic), R 20th Century (bronze and ceramic candlesticks by David Wiseman), Galerie BSL (nature inspired work by Noë Duchaufour-Lawrence and Taher Chemirik), Cristina Grajales Inc (Walking Bench by Pedro Barrail), Priveekollektie (light installations by Dominic Wilcox) and Galerie VIVID (new unique vases by Glithero).
  • American Design: a strong roster of historic and contemporary design made by US designers. Mark McDonald (homage to the Eames House), Moderne Gallery (work by California Modern masters Nakashim and Wharton Esherick), R 20th Century (work by Wendell Castle, godfather of the American studio furniture movement), Volume Gallery (a solo show by Snarkitecture).
  • Italian Design: Nilufar (presenting selected work by Michelangelo Pistoletto), Rossella Colombari (with pieces from the most important Italian designers of the twentieth century such as Gio’ Ponti, Carlo Mollino, Ico Parisi, Ettore Sottsass and Andrea Branzi), first-time participant Erastudio Apartment-Gallery (a solo show by Gaetano Pesce) and Antonella Villanova (with hand crafted jewellery by Delfina Delettrez).
  • Innovation in glass work: novel ways of expression and experimentation in the ancient medium glass at Pierre Marie Giraud (with work by Ritsue Mishima), Venice Projects (with Pieke Bergmans) and Victor Hunt (presenting a solo show of work by Sylvain Willenz).
  • Statement jewelry by women: sculptural works by female jewelry artists. Didier Ltd will present a strong selection of work by female artists such as Louise Nevelson, Louise Bourgeois and Janine Antoni. Antonella Villanova will present a solo-exhibition of work by Delfina Delletrez including new commissioned pieces and private early works. Ornamentum will premiere Swiss designer Johanna Dahm’s project ‘William Tell’s Shot’, a presentation of rings created by shooting through silver and gold bars or coins with a machine gun.

Check out  Top Picks from this year’s fair and their fabulous blog,  Design Log,  that provides up-to-the-minute information on all the event happenings.

 *Special Thanks to Valentina Giani from Camron PR for providing event details.