Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai presents

A Welcome Tour

No. 1 Wai Tan YuanShanghai, China

Nov 04, 2021Nov 14, 2021

Join Curatorial Director Aric Chen and Deputy Curator Violet Ruhui Wang on a welcome tour of Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai

Curated by Aric Chen & Violet Ruhui Wang

Welcome to Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai

An 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 Murakami

Presented by Pearl Lam Gallery
PearlLam Galleries

Studio Swine


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 Groenekan

Presented by R & Company

Gerrit Rietveld


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 Nakashima

Presented by Moderne Gallery

George Nakashima


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 Wouters

Presented by The Wrong Shop
The Wrong Shop

Gijs Frieling and Job Wouters


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.

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