Best of Show: 3D Virtual Tour by Design Miami/ The global forum for collectible design

Design Miami/ presents

Best of Show

Convention Center Drive & 19th StreetMiami Beach, USA

Each year Design Miami/ enlists a jury of experts to review the fair’s exhibitions and present the Best of Show awards. This year’s jury for Design Miami/ includes architect Lee Mindel, art advisor Simon Andrews, design collector Al Eiber, and Design Miami/ Vice President of Fairs Grela Orihuela.

Curated by Design Miami/ Vetting Committee
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    Best Curio Presentation

    Tuleste Factory
    • Two innovative, young galleries share the title for Best Curio Presentation. One is Tuleste Factory of New York, offering a vibrant, monochromatic ensemble of new works from buzzworthy rising talents. Mindel applauds the seductive, otherworldly quality achieved by Tuleste Factory.

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    Best Curio Presentation

    Stroll Garden
    • Stroll Garden

      Los Angeles
    • The other is Stroll Garden of Los Angeles, with its garden-like installation centered around a charming series of bubbling water fountains by ceramics artist Lily Clark. Mindel also applauds Stroll Garden’s inventive aesthetic references to Luis Barragán and Palm Springs.

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    Best Historic Work

    presented by Diletante42
    • Diletante42

      José Zanine Caldas 

      Zanine Sculptural Dining Table
    • Making the most of its Design Miami/ debut, São Paulo-based gallery Diletante42 earned the Best Historical Work award for a one-of-a-kind table by José Zanine Caldas. Andrews says this “tour-de-force” was sculpted by the Brazilian master in 1977, “from a massive trunk of fallen timber and celebrates the renewal of natural materials.” Mindel adds that the piece “remained with its original owner until last year and represents the ultimate expression of conservation.”

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    Best Contemporary Work

    presented by Gallery FUMI
    • Gold and Platinum Cleft Chairs by Max Lamb

      A pair of hand-wrought, gold and platinum lacquered wood chairs by Max Lamb, represented by London-based Gallery FUMI, took this year’s prize for Best Contemporary work. Andrews tells us, “Max’s handcrafted chairs reveal a level of sophistication that belies the superficially rudimentary personality of their assembly; the precious lacquer cladding celebrates the unadulterated beauty of the raw, hewn timber.” Mindel notes that Lamb “consistently asks the material what it wants to be—an approach that has resulted in highly refined jewels of design.”

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