Highlights from Design Miami 2017
Highlights from Design Miami 2017
Running concurrent to Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami 2017 wrapped up last week and as always some amazingly talented artisans flocked to the beachside city to showcase their creations at the Miami events. Design Miami/ features a Gallery section along with a series of special exhibitions, events, retail, and hospitality offerings throughout the fair.
The shows distinguished Gallery area is dedicated to reputable international design galleries presenting curated displays of museum-quality furniture, lighting, and objets d’art. With 34 galleries to choose from picking a favorite from the 2017 show is close to impossible!
We loved what we saw from Gallery ALL, a Beijing and Los Angeles based gallery specializing in limited-edition furniture and design objects.
We also loved Carpenters Workshop Gallery! They produce and exhibit functional sculptures by international rising and already established artists and designers. With showrooms in London, Paris, New York and San Francisco, the gallery is actively involved in the research and production of the limited edition works it exhibits.
When it came time to venture out of the mesmerizing Gallery section these five Collaborations and Satellites kept us equally captivated!
FENDI celebrated its tenth edition at Design Miami/ and presented WELCOME! a luxurious living room setting designed by Chiara Andreatti.
This sophisticated, open environment, incorporated FENDI Selleria leather and stitching, fur craftsmanship and other iconic elements of the House’s DNA. Handcrafted materials and refined elements such as wrought iron, brass, ceramics, glass, neon, and walnut punctuate the living room, presenting an environment of “good living” that epitomizes the fashion house’s creative and aesthetic philosophy.
Audi presented The Audi Motherboard featuring the new Audi A8 – yes, please!!
Audi presented the Audi A8 featuring a new design language, an innovative touchscreen operating concept, and a systematically electrified drive. The Audi A8 is also the first production automobile in the world to have been developed for conditional automated driving.
Maison Perrier-Jouët collaborated with artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of Luftwerk, Chicago to present Becoming.
Taking over Miami in key locations throughout Art Basel Miami Beach including Design Miami/, Eden by Perrier-Jouët, and Miami International Airport, using projected color and light to reimagine familiar environments in unexpected ways. The immersive space at Design Miami/ featured a rhythmic ebb and flow of colored light that resulted in a bold, contemporary reinterpretation of the Maison’s historic links with Art Nouveau.
Airbnb presented A Wild Thing, a complete replica of Muller Van Severen’s actual living room in Belgium.
The design duo invited visitors into their own home in a complete replica of their actual living room in Belgium. The installation included their personal items, such as works of art by the designers’ family members, souvenirs they’ve collected over time, and original furniture of their own design.
Louis Vuitton presented an exclusive addition to the Object Nomades by Fernando and Humberto Campana.
The turquoise-colored edition of the Bomboca Sofa, a new piece by Fernando and Humberto Campana, was presented alongside other Objets Nomades such as Atelier Oï’s Swing Boat and Belt Chair; Patricia Urquiola’s Palaver Chair; India Mahdavi’s Talisman Table; and Marcel Wanders’s Lune Chair and Diamond Screen. Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades is an ever-expanding collection of limited-edition, collectible furniture inspired by Louis Vuitton’s storied Art of Travel. With its sense of intuitiveness and elements of desire and pleasure, the collection continues Louis Vuitton’s tradition of offering inspiring and surprising designs anchored in evolving visions of travel.
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