10 THINGS // Design Miami 2016

10 THINGS // Design Miami 2016

Design Miami just wrapped up last weekend, and this will probably be the last time I write about design shows until the fall. There is a GLUT of shows from Milan in March to NYCxDesign in May all through June! Moving forward we would like to do some studio visits and concentrate on design studios and individuals. Nevertheless, we'll do our due diligence and cover Design Miami. Here goes:

1) Sabine Marcelis at Victor Hunt

Highlight of the Victor Hunt Designart Dealer stand is the Dawn Light series, by Rotterdam-based designer Sabine Marcelis. Great use of color gradients, light and objects for some interesting shapes and forms.


2) Erastudio Apartment Gallery

Milanese gallery once again focusing on Memphis, featuring an Ettore Sottsass' chair and sofa that is new to me. My eyes start to glaze over when anyone mentions Memphis lately, but juxtaposed with Nanda Vigo's mirrors and rug and the blacked out background show Sottsass' work in a fresh light.


3) JM Design Gallery featuring Marc Baroud

JM Design Gallery presented 'Leatherscapes' by Lebanese designer Marc Baroud, a series of objects designed around the dimensions of a single sheet of leather.


4) The Archive Room by Louisa Guinness Gallery

Louisa Guinness Gallery's created a fictional museum, called The Archive Room, showcasing jewellery by sculptors and painters.


5) Collectors Lounge by Kuehn Malvezzi

Design Miami's Collectors Lounge designed by Berlin-based architecture practice Kuehn Malvezzi featuring Artek’s modernist Kiki Collection, by Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1960 and textiles designed by Raf Simons for Danish manufacturer Kvadrat.


6) Bookcase by Artist Diego Giacometti

Who knew Giacometti tried his hand at furniture? Presented by Galerie Jacques Lacoste, this built-in library titled 'Chambre à Livres' by the Swiss artist was made for a publisher, in 1967. 


7) Maxéville Design Office by Jean Prouvé

Gallerist and Jean Prouvé authority Patrick Seguin went into an unassuming sex club in Nancy, France and found Prouvé's long-lost Maxéville Design Office. He displayed the restored prefab unit at this year's show.


8) Kiki Van Eijk's Primeval Hut

Entitled 'Civilized Primitives' and inspired by twigs and branches of various trees found in the Finnish forests, Dutch designer Kiki Van Eijk's new collection is spectacularly whimsical.


9) Zaha Hadid Collection

I have to include the late Zaha Hadid who sadly passed away last year. If she was 'only' famous before, she's being immortalized now.


10) Galerie Kreo

Galerie Kreo presented a massive oak table by Barber & Osgerby next to a large-scale curtain by Hella Jongerius from the UN North Delegates’ Lounge, and an extraordinarily colorful Maarten Van Severen 'Bibliothèque'

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10 THINGS // Hamptons Design Contemporary

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