DESIGN MIAMI 2016: DISCOVER ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS YEAR’S EXCELLENT SELECTION
By Crash redaction
WHAT TO SEE AT DESIGN MIAMI 2016 ?
This twelfth edition of Design Miami is devoted to found objects, unexpected materials, and native inspiration, as nine founding galleries and five first-time galleries exhibit their best pieces from November 30 to December 4. Kicking things off with two of the fair’s founding galleries: Galerie Patrick Seguin presents the full extent of Modernism from Prouvé’s clear and legible design to Royère’s humor and versatility, while Hostler Burrows invites artist Frida Fjellman for a special exhibition of her hand-blown Lustres. Elsewhere, ARTRIUM mounts an exhibition focused on Parisian ceramicist Denise Gatard and Salon 94 presents a solo exhibition of vintage cabinets by designer Gaetano Pesce, who also produced new resin vases exclusively for Design Miami 2016. New York dealer Friedman Benda presents new artworks from Chris Schanck, the Campana Brothers, and Faye Toogood, among others. Next, Patrick Parrish Gallery displays works by Bec Brittain, including five sculptural table lamps in brass, leather, and glass. Galerie Downtown presents several commissions, such as a bench by Charlotte Perriand and a custom-built shelving system by Jean Prouvé. Misha Kahn debuts a series of cabinets made entirely from found materials like grass, car parts, trash, hair extensions, and cow bones at Friedman Benda. In short, this vast and varied selection is sure to contain some of the next biggest trends in design. Of course, a few special events also come along with this twelfth edition, such as Fendi reaffirming its commitment to design with The Happy Room by Cristina Celestino, and Louis Vuitton revealing new additions to its Objets Nomades series – all exclusively for Design Miami.