A Visual Recap of Design Miami/ 2012

The Drift Pavilion and Bend entrance pavilion, designed by Snarkitecture. Photograph by Markus Haugg

The amount of activity at Design Miami/ 2012 was truly astounding. More than 30,000 design collectors and enthusiasts visited Design Miami/ 2012. 25% more international galleries joined the fair’s prestigious roster. And the personalities walking the aisles were more notable than ever before.

Museum representatives attended from the Metropolitain Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Victoria+Albert, the MAK Vienna, the Vitra Design Museum, MCA Denver, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Walker Art Center, the Carnegie Museum and the Guggenheim among many others.

Thankfully we had an amazing crew of photographers on hand to catch the best moments at this year’s fair.The week started off on Sunday with a Welcome Cocktail party at the W Hotel.

Sasha Gambachni and Silvia Fendi at the Design Miami/ 2012 Welcome Cocktail

Patrick Seguin and Anna Williams at The W hotel

On Monday, collectors had a chance to preview the show.

Will Ferrell and friends at Michael’s Genuine pop-up

Adam Lindemann. Photo by Seth Browarnik

Jerome Sans sitting in Maarten de Ceulaer’s Design Performance space

Austin & Sarah Harrelson & Craig Robins

Adrienne bon Haes & Marvin Ross Friedman

Our Collector’s Breakfast was also a hit.

Martha Stewart

Design Miami/ 2012 officially kicked off with its Vernissage.

Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams at the Design Miami/ 2012 Vernissage

Valerie Chapoulaud-Floquet and David Goubert

Mera and Don Rubell admiring the work of Wendell Castle

Michael Shwartz & Hedy Goldsmith posing inside the Michael’s Genuine pop-up cafe at Design Miami/ 2012

This year’s Design Performance was titled Transformations by Maarten de Ceulaer and Fendi.

Maarten de Ceulaer collaborated with Fendi on his Design Performance

Sarah van Gameren and Tim Simpson of Glithero with presented a special exhibit titled Lost Time, a collaboration with Perrier-Jouët.

Sarah van Gameren and Tim Simpson of Glithero

Asif Khan posing in front of Parhelia, his collaboration with Swarovski Crystal Palace

For this year’s fair, Audi teamed up with design stars Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram to construct the R18 Ultra Chair.

The Audi R18 Ultra Chair special exhibit, showcasing the R18 Ultra race car and chair that was designed from it

The number of attendees at this year’s Design Miami/ was an inspiration to behold.

Over 30,000 attendees came to Design Miami/ 2012 throughout the week

Andrea Lipps of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum giving a tour

Thirty six of the world’s top established and emerging galleries showed at Design Miami/ 2012.

Industry Gallery

Demisch Danant Gallery

Design Space

Jason Jacques Inc.

Galerie Jacques Lacoste

Galerie BSL

Galerie Patrick Seguin

Galerie Kreo

Gabrielle Ammann // Gallery

Johnson Trading Gallery

Erastudio Apartment-Gallery, presenting Gaetano Pesce

Galerie Downtown – François Laffanour

Michael Dreiling getting up close and personal with experimental lighting at the booo gallery

The Design Talks this year were centered around Design Pioneers – those who have had influential impact on modern design as well as those who continue to break contemporary ground.

Asif Khan and Kenya Hara spoke with Terence Riley (on the far left)

Asif Khan spoke about Parhelia, a special exhibition in collaboration with Swarovski Crystal Palace. He and Kenya Hara – the creator of Architecture for Dogs – had a discussion about how their work intersects.

Stefano Tonchi and Diane von Furstenberg had a frank and fascinating conversation

Stefano Tonchi had a talk with a true Design Pioneer: the irrefutable Diane von Furstenberg.

Vito Acconci and Mitchell Joachim having a highly cerebral Design Talk

Vito Acconci, winner of the Designer of the Year Award, had a discussion with Dr. Mitchell Joachim.

Craig Robins and Pharrell Williams

Pharrell, Craig Robins, Kanye West, and Terry Richardson

Craig Robins spoke with Pharrell about his new book and a plenitude of other design subjects. Also, Kanye West made a surprise appearance much to the audience’s delight.

Alastair Gordon and Wendell Castle

The influential Wendell Castle spoke with Alastair Gordon.

Dawn Goldworm, Marije Vogelzang, Carter Cleveland, Marcelo Coelho, Tuur van Balen, and Jamie Zigelbaum

BE OPEN hosted a forum with an exciting cast of designers working in sensory explorations.

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