From the standpoint of a builder, the fish is the perfect symbiosis between skin and structure. Where there is movement there is stability. Where there is flexibility there is strength. Indeed, the dynamic shapes of Frank Gehry’s buildings have often been related to fish — several of his buildings have literally been fish.
Made Thought, who’s worked with Design Miami/ since 2008, has been an incredible and integral partner in helping to fashion our brand, aesthetics, and much of the actual fair ephemera. Kapila Chase, our Director of Marketing, spoke with Ben Parker and Paul Austin, the founding partners of Made Thought, who gave some insight into their design process and how they turn thoughts into realities.
George Nakashima was a Japanese-American woodworker born in Spokane, Washington, who studied architecture at the esteemed École Américaine des Beaux Arts outside of Paris, and then received a Master’s degree in Architecture from M.I.T. Though this architectonic training would impact his woodwork and style, it was perhaps his forced internment during World War II which had one of the greatest effects.
“What a WONDERFUL focal point for a room…”
For its eighth edition, Design Miami/ Basel returns with an enhanced gallery selection, showing museum-quality works spanning five centuries of design. See the complete list of Design Galleries and Design On/Site Programs as well as some preview shots of the pieces to be shown.
The term master builder, most of the time, refers to those pre-Renaissance individuals who were at the helm of both designing and building their projects. Louis Khan is considered one of the 20th century’s master builders.
New York Design Week is in full-swing with a bevy of exhibitions, installations, and events being held everywhere from pop-up tents to museums to retail stores. Design Miami/ has compiled our top picks for what to catch.
“I have always been intrigued with designs created in the mid-twentieth century…”
“The writing desk that Finn Juhl designed in 1953 consists of different elements: a drop-leaf made of rosewood, a metal tube supporting structure and a suspended four drawer cabinet…”
As part of the Masters in Product Design at ECAL (École cantonale d’art de Lausanne), Lausanne, Switzerland, the Terroir project recently brought together international students and local artisans from the Romandy region. The project allowed students to collaborate with local blacksmiths, pastry-makers, fromagers, forest keepers, and bonbon-makers (to name a few)…