This week, Design Miami will play centre stage in what is one of the wealthiest cities in the world. This event attracts some of the world’s most influential designers, gallerists, and critics, as well as collectors and enthusiasts, attending everything from commercial projects to cultural programming. We’ve covered some of the works we’re most excited about and that you can see in the next few days.
R & Company
R & Company, a gallery specialized in unique and historical works, will be showcasing pieces by contemporary designers.
Patrick Parrish Gallery
Patrick Parrish Gallery is known for the “unusual new and sometimes overlooked modernist designers and artists”. With both larger furniture items and smaller accents, they will be plenty to mesmerize you.
Magen H Gallery
Magen H Gallery in New York will present a selection of works that explore the aesthetic and tactile qualities of various design materials, from bronze and iron to glass and marble. The booth includes the liked of Jim Cole, Pierre Székely, Le Corbusier and Terence Main, whose Light Pods combine a mixture of materials in stylish but playful ways.
And if you’re looking for something smaller but no less spectacular, Le Collection Heure specializes in rare and stunning watches, like this one from Patek Philippe. Only 349 of these timepieces were made between 1951 and 1985 separated into four series. This yellow-gold beauty is from the second series.
Hostler Burrows will show a selection of his speciality – mid-century Nordic design, including this example of Finnish ceramic Kristina Riska’s hand-formed large-scale works – a gorgeous, listing sculpture whose organic shape in muted tones, as well as its tiles, brings to mind muscle arms or an elongated neck.
Since its founding in São Paulo, Firma Casa has been one of the biggest champions of the Campana brothers. Here the gallery will present the Brazilian designers’ new collection, Canganço, which, inspired bu Northeast Brazil, consists of leather and wicker furniture in mingling gem tones.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Lending a taste of whimsy to the scene, Carpenter Workshop Gallery will present Yinka Shonibare MBE’s wild Windy chair. Inspired by sails, the windswept batik-inspired blue and orange seat is a buoyant pop of color, which Schonibare designer to subtly address the heavier issue of Europe and Africa’s complicated cultural history.
In short, Design Miami 2015 promises to be a jam-packed affair, with plenty to ogle, plenty to buy, and plenty to keep the design universe inspired until the fair’s next iteration.
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