Design Miami returning with Collectible Design
|Johanna Grawunder, Carpenters Workshop Gallery|
From a delicate earring to a full-scale pre-fabricated house, in materials ranging from
stone to gold to technological refuse, the world’s leading design galleries are readying their
most exciting pieces for the ninth edition of Design Miami/. This annual highlight of the
collector’s calendar will once again bring together museum-quality masterpieces of the
20th century, important contemporary works and groundbreaking commissions from
emerging talents under one (impeccably designed) roof.
The program of exhibitions presented by carefully selected galleries from Europe, the
United States and Asia will be enriched by a dynamic series of design talks, site-specific
installations and satellite events.
“We have consistently expanded our program over recent years,” says Marianne Goebl,
Director of Design Miami/. “This December, visitors to the fair will discover the widest range of historic positions to date as well as new work, which will debut in Miami.”
Key design references from the 20th century include a full-scale house by JeanProuvé from
1944, which will be exhibited, for the first time in public, by Galerie Patrick Seguin. Galerie
Downtown is showing a resonant collection of works by Charlotte Perriand inspired by her
friendship with the Borot family, and her relationship with their house in Montmartre which
she reconfigured and furnished for their changing needs over many years. Didier Ltd will
pay homage to the game changing 1973 Jewelry as Sculpture as Jewelry exhibition from
the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston, including several unique pieces on display
from the original show.
|Wieki Somers, Galerie kreo|
Demisch Danant focusing on Maria Pergay, whose production of spare, organically inspired
work in metal spans the last half century. Carpenters Workshop Gallery will bring new
works by Johanna Grawunder, a designer redefining the use and presence of lighting in the
interior. New works by Hella Jongerius will be presented by Galerie kreo, showcasing both
her particular sensibility for color and her melding of craftsmanship with modern
technique. A joyous curiosity, the work of pioneering German toy maker Renate Müller
continues to delight; R 20thCentury will use the fair as a platform to preview her
|Charlotte Periand, Gallery Downtown-François Laffanour|
On/Site program. ArtFactum Gallery, Beirut, brings Marc Baroud & Marc Dibeh’s sculptural
meditations on metal frame furniture. Caroline Van Hoek, Brussels, is presenting new
jewelry works by Gijs Bakker, co-founder of the Dutch design enterprise Droog. Conceptual
jewelry will take center stage at Elisabetta Cipriani with highly-colored pieces by kinetic
and op-artist artist Carlos Cruz-Diez shown in a custom designed booth. Wonderglass,
London, will be stringing up a sublime, oneiric, contemporary glass chandelier by multidisciplinary designer Nao Tamura. The alchemy of off beat materials is at the heart of
Jonathan Muecke’s collection for Volume Gallery, which includes works in coal slag and
epoxy, carbon fiber and silicone.
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