Welcome to Design Miami/ 2012!

Designers, gallerists, collectors, critics, lovers of design – all are arriving in throngs for the opening of Design Miami/ 2012. More than one thousand works by the world’s leading creators of furniture, lighting, jewelry, and objets d’art have been amassed for the most extensive Design Miami/ fair yet. Top galleries from the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia have set up in the 56,000 square ft. tent, alongside a number of unique installations and exhibitions.

Galerie Jacques Lacoste

Galerie Kreo

Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Johnson Trading Gallery

Demisch Danant Gallery

Mark McDonald Gallery

booo

Caroline Van Hoek Gallery

Mondo Cane

R 20th Century

Galerie Patrick Seguin

Galerie BSL

Gallery Seomi

Gabrielle Ammann // Gallery

Moderne Gallery

Each gallery booth is expertly curated with work ranging the 20th and 21st century – from Futurist tapestries to contemporary graphic furniture. Visitors will happen upon the innovative and cutting edge, turn a corner, and see classic works that have shaped the history of modern design.

Crowds roaming the floor at Design Miami/ 2012

Much to see and do

The Drift pavilion, designed by Snarkitecture

The entrance to Design Miami/ 2012 is a work by itself, listed as one of the NY Times’ must-see public installations for Art Basel Miami Beach week. Over five hundred massive, floating cylinders playfully undulate in the breeze – these make up the entrance pavilion designed by the NY-based architecture firm Snarkitecture. Titled Drift, the entryway – along with the Bend seating – serves as a point for rest and contemplation as sunlight seeps through the bouyant piping.

Quiet contemplation on the outside leads to visual, intellectual, even olfactory wonderment on the inside. Guided tours,  the Design Pioneers Talk and BE OPEN forum – these are just a few examples of the compelling programming that will be taking place throughout the week.

Some of the biggest names from the worlds of design, art, fashion and music are here as well.

Pharrell Williams

Jens Praet at Industry Gallery

Adrienne bon Haes & Marvin Ross Friedman

Marcella Novela marveling in the Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Rashid Johnson & Cristopher Canizares in front of Galleria Rossella Colombari

Criselda Breene, Walid Wahab, Padma Raj, & Susie Wahab

Maarten de Ceulaer chillin' on his design for Fendi

Design Miami/ 2012 will be a place of incredible convergence, where people from all areas of the design industry will view both the museum-quality gallery rooms and the uniquely commissioned works. Homages to history will exist alongside displays of future directions, and great works abound in every corner of the fair waiting to be experienced.

Welcome to Design Miami/.

Perrier-Jouët, the official champagne sponsor of Design Miami/ 2012

- Rob Goyanes

A list of notable attendees:
Leonard and Jayne Abess
Sumaya Abughazaleh
Peter Brant
J. Christopher Burch
Fernando and Humberto Campana
Lyor Cohen
Lou Cona
Sante D’Orazio
Delfina Delettrez Fendi
Silvia Fendi
Diane von Furstenberg
Sarah and Austin Harrelson
Lady Victoria Hervey
Asif Khan
George Lindemann
Ambra Medda
Patrick McMullan
Wendi Murdoch
Jorge Perez
Joshua Rechnitz
Jerry Robbins
Aby Rosen
Jerome Sans
Donald Soffer
Lori Stark
Pharrell Williams

See the complete, breathtaking list of participating galleries:
Caroline Van Hoek
Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Christina Grajales Gallery
Demisch Danant
Didier Ltd
Gabrielle Ammann // Gallery
Galerie BSL
Galerie Downtown – François Laffanour
Galerie Jacques Lacoste
Galerie Kreo
Gallerie Maria Wettergren
Galerie Patrick Seguin
Galerie VIVID
Galleria Rosella Colombari
Gallery SEOMI
Hostler Burrows
Industry Gallery
Jason Jacques Inc.
Johnson Trading Gallery
Jousse Entreprise
Magen H Gallery
Mark McDonald
Moderne Gallery
Nilufar Gallery
Ornamentum
Pierre Marie Giraud
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
R 20th Century
Venice Projects
Antonella Villanova presenting Delfina Delettrez
Booo presenting Front
Erastudio Apartment-Gallery presenting Gaetano Pesce
Design Space presenting Michal Cederbaum and Noam Dover
Mondo Cane presenting RO/LU
Victor Hunt Designart Dealer presenting Sylvain Willenz + CIRVA
Volume Gallery presenting Snarkitecture

Categories / Caroline Van Hoek, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Christina Grajales Gallery, Demisch Danant, Didier Ltd, gabrielle ammann // gallery, Galerie BSL, Galerie Downtown – Francois Laffanour, Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Galerie kreo, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Galerie Vivid, Galleria Rosella Colombari, Gallerie Maria Wettergren, Gallery Jousse Enterprise, Gallery Seomi, Hostler Burrows, Industry Gallery, Jason Jacques Inc., Johnson Trading, Magen H. Gallery, Mark McDonald, Moderne Gallery, Nilufar Gallery, Ornamentum, Pierre Marie Giraud, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design, R 20th Century, Venice Projects