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.
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.
Demisch Danant Gallery
- Jason Jacques Inc.