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Design Miami/ has always been the global forum for design, and as the Basel fair returns this year, we hope Human Nature will continue to prompt lively discussion through our talks and programming while offering another lens for looking at the work of our galleries and designers.
Walk through the fair floor with Design Miami's CEO
Discover exceptional historical and contemporary design objects created by masters of minimalism. These works are at once barely there and high impact.
Explore significant historical objects by the legends in our field. These pieces—and their makers—have defined the design canon to date.
Some of today’s most collectible design objects downplay function in favor of exuberant aesthetics and visions of life beyond the ordinary. These contemporary works heighten the experience of the everyday.
Every object in this collection has been exquisitely made by hand by masters of their craft—past and present.
Collector, Entrepreneur, and Design Miami/ Cofounder Craig Robins spotlights his favorite pieces at Design Miami/ Basel 2021.
The to and fro of austerity and flamboyance in design is a perpetual rhythm, varying from era to era. Sometimes the two tendencies are diametrically opposed; sometimes they are encapsulated in a single piece. While Jean Prouvé represents one extreme end of the pendulum's swing, the contemporary designer Joseph Walsh perhaps represents the other, while near-contemporaries Joaquim Tenreiro and Carlo Mollino represent critical pivot points of sensibility. Wendell Castle's Desk of Doctor Caligari's Mistress is playfully and theatrically over the top, while the Grande Table Pliable by Bernard Dubois and Isaac Reina, in its subtle luxuriousness, offers a more intellectual and sensual thrill. I hope you enjoy the journey!
At the 15th edition of Design Miami/ Basel, the artist duo DRIFT presented Shy Synchrony, a site-specific installation for the fair, which seeks to encourage a deepened connection to our environment. The artists joined forces with Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto who specially conceived a pavilion, which acts as a counterpoint to the kinetic artwork.