Welcome to Design Miami/ Podium x ShanghaiAn Overview
For Design Miami’s first major event in China, we explore design as an art form through 20th-century and contemporary works, while drawing on Chinese culture’s historical relationship with fine objects to prompt new interpretations in a global context. Join us as we explore a unique selection of works from our inaugural exhibition.
Cell 1 by AA MurakamiPresented by Pearl Lam Gallery
Inspired by the long tradition of Chinese rock gardens, boundary-blurring work brings elements of a rugged landscape into the domestic sphere, highlighting the power of nature to bring a sense of sanctuary.
Crate Desk by Gerrit Rietveld & Gerard van de GroenekanPresented by R & Company
Rietveld’s Crate series, originally designed for mass production for the department store Metz & Co., had a lasting impact on generations of makers, most famously Donald Judd’s furniture in the 1980s.
Unique Print/Music Stand by George NakashimaPresented by Moderne Gallery
This historic, custom-designed object was created by George Nakashima, master woodworker and godfather of the 20th-century American Crafts Movement. Employing a dramatic piece of English walnut, it was designed to display Japanese woodcuts, but also features an adjustable structure so it can be used as a music stand as well.
Kazmir Cabinet by Gijs Frieling and Job WoutersPresented by The Wrong Shop
A collaboration between artists Gijs Frieling and Job Wouters, this object is a reworked antique cabinet that’s been reborn as strikingly contemporary functional sculpture—one that champions upcycling and celebrates outstanding craftsmanship.