Design Miami/ Basel 2014 Highlights

The ninth edition of Design Miami/ Basel, June 16-22, opened with its largest and most spectacular show to date, affirming its position as the leading global forum for collectible design. More than 50 galleries from 13 different countries presented a range of museum-quality historical pieces to newly commissioned works to record attending audiences of collectors…


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Herman Hertzberger

A collection of rhetoric gems from issues past, thanks to Design Miami’s online platform Design Log. This time: Herman Hertzberger, structuralist, humanist, and éminence grise of Dutch architecture.


Categories / Dutch architecture, Herman Hertzberger

Design At Large Highlight Video

Video: Design At Large highlights with curator Dennis Freedman and the designers Sheila Hicks, Anton Alvarez, and Eske Rex


Categories / Anton Alvarez, artist Sheila Hicks, Chris Kabel, Demisch Danant, Dominic Harris, Eske Rex, Galerie kreo, Gallerie Maria Wettergren, Gallery Libby Sellers, Jean Benjamin Maneval, Jousse Entreprise, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

Featured Design Talks

This June’s Design Talks offered a compelling and thought-provoking platform into the world of design. The series brought together designers, architects, artists and critics actively influencing design discourse and production, offering insight into what drives creative output, criticism and the market


Categories / artist Sheila Hicks, Artsy, Ben Vickers, Boijmans Director Sjarel Ex, Caroline Roux, Dennis Freedman, Deyan Sudjic, Fredrikson Stallard, Jamie Zigelbaum, Jana Sholze, Mateo Kries, Matthew Israel, Metahaven, Nadja Swarovski, Rodman Primack, Space Caviar, Yves Béhar

Artsy / Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?

Now in its ninth edition, Design Miami/ Basel has gained a reputation for premiering new work by up-and-coming designers—often created specifically for the fair—making it not only a superb venue for collecting design, but also a chance to take the pulse of the contemporary design world. This year, one of the most standout trends is the use of ancient techniques and organic materials, from Icelandic rope-making and Korean lacquerware to the use of fossils, sheepskin, and lava.


Categories / Artsy, artsy.net, Brynjar Sigurðarson, Carol Bove, Gallery Fumi, Gallery Libby Sellers, haas brothers, Kang Myung Sun, Phillip Arctander, Porky Hefer, Rebecca Horn, Rowan Mersh, Studio Formafantasma, Thomas Houseago

Video Highlights of Design Miami/ Basel 2014

Video: Gallery Highlights from Design Miami/ Basel 2014


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A Closer Look at the Design Commission Triangular Series

Video highlight: Jamie Zigelbaum gives us a closer look into the making and inspiration behind the 2014 Design Commission Triangular Series.


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Dokter and Misses Kassena series at Southern Guild

 
Husband and wife team Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin – aka Dokter & Misses – are based in the Braamfontein neighbourhood of Johannesburg, an area that was, until recently, an impoverished ‘ghost town’ populated by squats and drug dens. Now one of the city’s regeneration areas – Stevenson Gallery moved to the neighbourhood in 2010…


Categories / Design Network Africa, Dokter and Misses, Southern Guild

Rowan Mersh at Gallery Fumi

“Rowan is a textile artist,” says Valerio Capo of Gallery Fumi, standing in front of Rowan Mersh’s wall of roiling, creamy-coloured nacre. “Even when he’s not working with textile he tries to give the sensation of softness. When people talk about this work they often say that it looks like feathers or fur. It’s a…


Categories / Design Miami/ Basel 2014, Gallery Fumi, Rowan Mersh

Lovely Things Come In Pretty Packages: talking scenography with Emilie Bonaventure

Design Miami/ Basel was not always the sleek treat for the eyes that it is today – in the early years stands at the fair too often resembled furniture stores, and many dealers seemed determined to cram in as much stock as possible, maximising the use of space but condemning themselves to a visually chaotic…


Categories / Emilie Bonaventure, Galerie BSL, Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Galerie Thomas Fritsch, Jean Royère, Nacho Carbonell, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, Pol Chambost, Taher Chemirik