Design Miami/ Basel presents

Essentialism

Basel MesseplatzBasel, Switzerland

Sep 21, 2021Sep 26, 2021

Discover exceptional historical and contemporary design objects created by masters of minimalism. These works are at once barely there and high impact.

Curated by Aric Chen
1

Vittoriano Viganò & Gino Sarfatti 1049/N Floor Light

presented by Galerie kreo

Galerie kreo

Vittoriano Vigano & Gino Sarfatti

This rare and important piece was created by architect Vittoriano Viganò and designer-entrepreneur Gino Sarfatti—two legends of postwar Italian lighting design. The elegantly functionalist form is emblematic of the paradigm-shifting design culture that swept through Italy in the early 1950s.

2

Roger Tallon Module 400 Cockle Chair

presented by Jousse Entreprise

In 1965, film director Raoul Lévy commissioned French industrial designer Roger Tallon to design the interior of his Paris nightclub, The Garage. Tallon formed every element, from the floor tiles to the seating, around a module of 400 x 400 mm. The club became a hub of 1960s avant-garde culture, and Tallon’s Module 400 pieces became design icons that went on to appear in Jacques Deray’s 1969 thriller La Piscine, starring Romy Schneider and Alain Delon.

3

Germans Ermičs & Boris Berlin Black Mirror

presented by Galerie Maria Wettergren

Germans Ermičs & Boris Berlin

$46,000.00

Black Mirror is a circular table in glass and mirror by Latvian designer Germans Ermičs and Russian-born, Denmark-based designer Boris Berlin. Through a masterful color gradation from 0%–100% black, the appearance of the table subtly shifts in response to the surrounding light and one’s point of view. The precise geometric form combined with the perfected finish makes the table both visually light and a feast for the eyes.

4

Front Design Bronze Mirror 2

presented by Galerie kreo

Swedish studio Front’s latest collection explores the history and meanings of mirrors across time and cultures. Through the Bronze Mirror, Front reclaims a tradition of ancient Chinese mirrors, the first of which were designed 2000 BC. The hand-worked rope and beautifully drawn contours are reminiscent of these valuable objects, often worn as jewelry.

5

gt2P Less CPP Wall Lights

presented by Friedman Benda

Chilean design, architecture and art collective gt2P (Great Things to People) blends cutting-edge parametric approaches with traditional craft techniques that represent their cultural heritage. Their Less CPP porcelain collection is cast in a slow, low-fi process of the studio’s own invention.

6

Tatiana Bilbao, AGO Projects

presented by AGO Projects

Tatiana Bilbao

$4,200.00

Born in Mexico City in 1972, Tatiana Bilbao has gained international acclaim for her socially conscious approach to architecture. This work comes from her Growing with You collection, which includes versatile modules that adapt to different needs, an expression of the designer’s philosophy of humanizing the constructed environment.

7

Bernar Venet Standart Lamps

presented by Galerie Philippe Gravier

French conceptual artist Bernar Venet is known for his mathematically precise sculptures. More recently he turned his attention to furniture and lighting, with results that are just as visually arresting.

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