Design Visionary

The 2018 Design Miami/ Visionary award is given to creative talents across all fields who have made significant contributions to the field of design that offer a tangible and lasting impact on the world around us. This year, the award is presented to contemporary artist Pedro Reyes and fashion designer Carla Fernández. Pedro and Carla will present a collaborative exhibition at Design Miami/ 2018 as well as design the graphic identity for the fair.

Pedro and Carla’s work has always brilliantly synthesized a spectrum of influences – from Brutalism to Mexican indigenous culture to social progressive values – into a remarkable body of work. Reyes and Fernández will present a retrospective of works that address some of the fundamental concerns of our time and facilitate intimate human exchanges that have become rare in this digital age. The booth’s overall structure is designed by the award winners and will feature curved steel walls.

The 2018 Design Visionary Award is co presented by Design Miami’s official university partner, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Following its debut at Design Miami/ the exhibition will travel to SCAD Museum of Art opening February 2019.