Design Miami/ Basel presents
Best of Show
Hall 1 Süd — Messe Basel, Switzerland
Each year Design Miami/ Basel enlists a jury of experts to review the onsite exhibitions and present the Best of Show awards. The jury for Design Miami/ Basel 2022 included architect Lee Mindel, art advisor Simon Andrews, design expert Jeremy Morrison, and Design Miami/ Vice President of Fairs Grela Orihuela.Curated by Design Miami/ Basel Vetting Committee
Best Gallery Presentationpresented by Morentz
Exhibiting for the first time at Design Miami/ Basel, Netherlands-based Morentz has won the Best Gallery Presentation award. According to Design Expert, Simon Andrews, “Their skillfully curated, atmospherically staged installation of rare and diverse works celebrates the very best of international mid-century design, intuitively uniting Nordic, Italian, American, and Brazilian expressions.
Best Curio Presentationpresented by FAINA Gallery
The award for Best Curio Presentation goes to Ukrainian-born, Belgian-based designer Victoria Yakusha of FAINA Gallery. Her Stepping on Ukrainian Soil installation features a two-and-a-half-meter handwoven tapestry that symbolizes the deep, unbreakable connection between Ukrainians and the soil of their homeland.
Best Contemporary Workpresented by Galerie Maria Wettergren
The Best Contemporary Object is Danish artist-designer Astrid Krogh’s Planet, presented by Galerie Maria Wettergren in Paris. Design Expert, Lee Mindel explains: “From a land where light can be either overabundant or totally scarce, Krogh has created an abstract expression of the science and art of the universe. Made of gold leaf, silver, platinum, aluminum, and fiber optics—with its sweeping flux of moving light and various vibrating surfaces—Krogh’s Planet is a pulsating feast for the eyes.”
Best Historic Workpresented by Galerie Meubles et Lumières
Office set by Pierre Poutout, 1960's
The fair’s Best Historic Object award winner is a suite of office furniture designed by Pierre Poutout, presented by Galerie Meubles et Lumières in Paris. According to Mindel, “This low slung office suite—three chairs, a console, and a Calder-shaped desk—is an historic reminder of 1970s-era, avant-garde French architecture. The desk is anchored to the floor only by a flat steel plate. The comfortable chairs have a gyroscope base that adjusts to any position. Each piece is an engineering feat that appears to defy gravity. And the ensemble is a gesamtkunstwerk that celebrates the integration of design and architecture."
A Welcome TourMesse Basel, Switzerland — Hall 1 SüdJun 14, 2022 — Jun 19, 2022
PODIUM TourMesse Basel, Switzerland — Hall 1 SüdJun 14, 2022 — Jun 19, 2022
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