image above: The Armadillo Tea Pavilion by Ron Arad for Revolution
A global fair for design, Design Miami/ Basel celebrates its eleventh edition with an exceptional offering, starting on June 14th and over nearly a week, and this year with the partnership of Crash. This time around, the international design fair welcomes new exhibitors, such as Galerie Alain Marcelpoil (Paris), MANIERA (Brussels), or Gate 5 (Monaco), adding to the list of prestigious galleries already represented: Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Galerie Downtown Laffanour, amman gallery, Friedman Benda, Galerie VIVID, to name but a few. The 2016 edition promises to be particularly exciting for design enthusiasts all around the world. First with the solo exhibitions it offers and that extend the reach of design onto other fields. Just like Ai Weiwei’s pieces of wearable design presented by Elisabetta Cipriani (London), the first ever created by the Chinese artist. Not to miss are also the works of French Art Deco designer André Sornay, presented by Galerie Alain Marcelpoil. For the third year, the Design at Large program returns with a common theme: landscape. The past two years have proven to be very successful for Design at Large, and this year will be no exception. It will present nine substantial works of design that play with their relationship with nature. Each work is a wonder for the eyes, just like Jean Prouvé’s Temporary School of Villejuif (presented by Galerie Patrick Seguin). Designed 60 years ago, it demonstrates Prouvé’s inimitable approach and forward-thinking mind with a structure that melts into the environment. Ron Arad’s Armadillo Tea Pavillon also reunite the concepts of design and nature and creates a pavillon resembling the armor of the animal. It is presented by Revolution Precrafted Properties. This year again, Swarvoski shows its support to young designers with the Swarovski Designers of the Future Award. Four finalists have been chosen by the Crystal House to create works using crystal as their main inspiration and material, whatever their field of expression may be. Learn more about the initiative in our previous feature HERE.
There is so much more to discover at Design Miami/ Basel, go to www.basel2016.designmiami.com to do so.
And don’t miss our latest issue Crash 76 Cruel Summer, exclusively distributed within the fair for its entire duration.
Design Miami/ Basel, from June 14th to 19th, Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel.