All the contemporary design lovers’ eyes will be set in sunny Miami. Design Miami and Art Basel / Miami are the two main design events happening over the eventful week, with a program of offsite art installations, art exhibitions, workshops, and talks. Florida is celebrating modern design in style and we highly suggest that you pay a visit to these warm abodes of contemporary design. Miami Art Week is happening and it is thriving.
MAIN ART FAIRS
The Theme for this year is water. Design Miami happens alongside Art Basel in Miami and Basel each winter and summer. This design tradeshow is the global forum for a contemporary design where you can witness the best of design and all the novelties that await to be released during the year.
At Design Miami, Louis Vuitton exclusively presents the ‘swell wave shelf’ by Andrew Kudless, the designer’s debut for the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades contemporary design collection.
Balenciaga has collaborated with new york-based Russian furniture designer Harry Nuriev to create a clear couch for Design Miami/ 2019. Stuffed with offcuts and unsellable garments from the brand, the ‘Balenciaga sofa’ is a piece of art intended to work as an advocate for environmental accountability.
Cape town-based gallery southern guild is set to present a punch of ‘African-pop’ vibes, including major new works by artist Porky Hefer.
Art Galleries Present At Design Miami And Its Novelties
An abode of the finest collectible design has arrived in Miami, and today marks the first day of this amazing design event. From the days 3-8 of December Design Miami 2019 fills the sunny city’s streets with the best of the best of contemporary art.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, with spaces in London, New York, Paris, and San Francisco, transcends the classical borders of art and design, offering a precise symbiosis at the intersection of these two universes.
Friedman Benda presents a cutting-edge program exploring the most relevant movements in historical and contemporary design.
At Design Miami, the gallery’s mission is to help shape the discussion between art and design and to further increase the presence of cutting-edge design within the larger art world.
Design Miami 2019 is more than a marketplace for design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality art exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first century furniture, lighting and objets d’art.
The gallery celebrates 20 years now. At Galerie Kreo, Clémence and Didier Krzentowski produce and present limited-edition pieces by the greatest contemporary designers.
As one of the first design galleries originated in China, Gallery ALL is committed to lead the way of Asia’s rapidly escalating art and design market and develop into Asia’s premier resource for modern design.
R & Company represents a distinguished group of historical and contemporary designers whose work is among the most innovative and finely crafted of their time.
The Future Perfect was founded by David Alhadeff in 2003 as a platform for distinguished and emerging contemporary designers.
Their dynamic, unique, and frequently groundbreaking pieces stand at the forefront of today’s highly coveted collectible art and design.
Art Basel Miami
For its 18th edition, Art Basel Miami will not only showcase more US and Latin American exhibitions than you have ever seen before but will also have placed around the city multiple outdoor art installations. Art Basel showcases the best of contemporary design through its annual art fairs in Basel, Miami, and Hong Kong.
Artist Brian Jungen’s fascination with slicing up Nike Air Jordans began in the ‘90s after a trip to NYC. At the Miami Beach show, visit Catriona Jeffries (booth E9) to see his 2019 contemporary art sculpture
Dan McCarthy, ‘Brighton Beach’ (2016), a contemporary design sculpture via Anton Kern Gallery.
At Art Basel Miami Beach2019, Antenna Space will pair three of Guan Xiao’s sculptures with five paintings by Allison Katz.
EXHIBITIONS YOU CANNOT MISS
Pink Beasts by Fernando Laposse
Miami Design District chose Mexican Designer Fernando Laposse to embellish the design district with his pink sisal tassels and fun pinky hairy sloths hanging from ropes that visitors can see from bellow. A not-to-miss contemporary design installation.
“Dollar A Gallon” by Virgil Abloh
“Dollar A Gallon” is an art sculpture by Virgil Abloh presenting a window into the artist’s study and research of the effect of advertising on the impressionable.
Versace’s South Beach Stories
The Design District brings some of the best names in the world of contemporary design, and this year, a new exhibition by Versace and friend of the house, interior designer, Sasha Bikoff will debut.
Virgil Abloh and Baccarat Present Limited-Edition Crystal Pieces During Miami Art Week
“Crystal Clear” is being presented throughout the month of December at the baccarat boutique BBar and lounge at the Miami design district — the neighborhood and shopping destination dedicated to fashion, design, art, architecture, and dining. all of the pieces from the limited-edition collection are numbered and are exclusively made to order through Baccarat.
10 Years Anniversary of the Winwood Walls
And obviously, we couldn’t forget the Winwood Walls celebration of its 10th Anniversary! One of the most remarkable places to admire street art and known as the epicenter of a groundbreaking, ever-changing collection of curated modern art.
Metamorphosis: Andrea Mancuso Creates Cavernous, Ceramic-Clad Installation for Perrier-Jouët
In the development of the installation at Design Miami/ 2019, Maison Perrier-Jouët and Andrea Mancuso drew influence from the expressive formal characteristics of the art nouveau movement.
Excited for Miami Design Week?
We await the best from the best of contemporary design!