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
Crate Desk by Gerrit Rietveld & Gerard van de GroenekanPresented by R & Company
Sakyamuni in a Mold Niche by Jiang Sheng for The JIANGS
This statue of Sakyamuni presents a well-proportioned and slender image of the Buddha, with concise drapery and stacked folds at the hem resembling a spectacular waterfall. The work represents a contemporary take on the exquisite, ancient Han-style of sculpture, exemplifying the trend among the rising generation of Chinese designer-makers who are experimenting with heritage artforms to take them into striking new directions.
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.