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Design Miami/ 2019: Our fave pieces and booths

Design Miami/ 2019: Our fave pieces and booths

A must-attend event for collectible design, the event Design Miami/ 2019 was held from December 3 to 8, revealing the most beautiful pieces but also the most prominent designers of the moment and for the coming year. Discover our favorite projects!

 

 

Design Miami: Galleries

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Friedman Benda

 

This year, for the set design of its booth, the gallery Friedman Benda called on the architect Lelia Arruda to create a space reminiscent of some hot Summer days. A Southern countries atmosphere, where some masterful sculptures recall the phenomenon of heat stored naturally by the rock. This stand with its holiday vibes welcomes in its heart the essential elements to a successful Summer, such as a lounge chair from designer Jonathan Trayte, as well as an impressive deep pink fuchsia luminaire that looks like an equatorial plant.

 

Among the designers also represented are the Campana brothers, Wendell Castle, Carmen D'Apollonio, Najla El Zein, gt2P (Great Things to People) - black chair - Misha Kahn - Puzzle and Rasta Mirrors -Adam Silverman, Faye Toogood, as well as an exceptional collaboration with Calico Wallpaper for the design of the walls.

 

Design Miami 2019, Friedman Benda booth

Design Miami 2019, Friedman Benda booth

Design Miami 2019, Friedman Benda booth
Design Miami 2019, Friedman Benda booth

Design Miami 2019, Friedman Benda booth

Design Miami 2019, Friedman Benda booth
Design Miami 2019, Friedman Benda booth

The gallery Friedman Benda actually had two booths, because one of them was made in collaboration with the artist Daniel Arsham, who designed each element of the scenography as pieces with which he could truly live, naming them after places and people who marked his life. The works presented are a continuation and further exploration of Arsham's emblematic and immediately recognizable practice of creating fossil "futures" that distort the viewer's perception of space and time.

 

Design Miami 2019, Friedman Benda booth

Design Miami 2019, Friedman Benda booth X Daniel Arsham

Design Miami 2019, Friedman Benda booth X Daniel Arsham
Design Miami 2019, Friedman Benda booth X Daniel Arsham

 

 

Functional Art Gallery

 

The Functional Art Gallery has chosen to present an exclusive selection of chairs, designed by many designers that have already been lauded by the gallery before. Indeed, among these incredible creations, we find the essential work of its star duo OrtaMiklosbut also other designers have also made a lot of noise thanks to their vision of thechair, such as Finn Meier who created the highly acclaimed glass and neon light chair for the occasion, Berlin. An exceptional selection of the gallery which, as usual, presents pieces questioning the boundary between art and design...

 

Design Miami 2019, Functional Art Gallery's booth

Design Miami 2019, Functional Art Gallery's booth

Design Miami 2019, Functional Art Gallery's booth
Design Miami 2019, Functional Art Gallery's booth
Design Miami 2019, Functional Art Gallery's booth
Design Miami 2019, Functional Art Gallery's booth
Design Miami 2019, Functional Art Gallery's booth
Design Miami 2019, Functional Art Gallery's booth
Design Miami 2019, Functional Art Gallery's booth
Design Miami 2019, Functional Art Gallery's booth

 

 

Galerie Scène Ouverte

 

The Galerie Scène Ouverte, based in Paris, regularly presents young talents as well as works by established artists, with a strong interest in ancestral know-how and its evolution in order to adapt to our times. In this edition of Design Miami/ 2019, we really appreciated the work of young French designer and now very much in the spotlight Léa Mestres, and her new piece: the Bubble Chair. The monumental ceramic works of William Coggin were also well represented, as well as the incredible work of Nadège Mouyssinat and especially her work named Pseudosphères, a sculptural table console that is barely accessible and whose singular proportions are remarkable.

 

Design Miami 2019, Gallery Scène Ouverte's booth

Design Miami 2019, Gallery Scène Ouverte's booth
Design Miami 2019, Gallery Scène Ouverte's booth
Design Miami 2019, Gallery Scène Ouverte's booth
Design Miami 2019, Gallery Scène Ouverte's booth

Design Miami 2019, Gallery Scène Ouverte's booth, William Coggolin's work

 

 

 

Gallery ALL

 

Based in China and Los Angeles, the Gallery ALL aims to highlight emerging Asian talent as well as China's propensity to become a major player in art and design worldwide. The gallery's stand highlighted the work of the Studio BUZAO and here is the collection NULL, all in blue-tinted glass. We also noticed the sculptural work of Spanish studio Todomuta, work of female designer Hua Wang (glass coffee table) as well as the atypical mirrors of Dutch designer Mark Sturkenboom.

 

Design Miami 2019, Gallery ALL's booth

Design Miami 2019, Gallery ALL's booth

Design Miami 2019, Gallery ALL's booth
Design Miami 2019, Gallery ALL's booth

Design Miami 2019, Gallery ALL's booth

Design Miami 2019, Gallery ALL's booth

Design Miami 2019, Gallery ALL's booth

 

 

 

Salon 94

 

In this edition of Design Miami/, we particularly appreciated the work of Korean female designer and entrepreneur Jay Sae Jung Jung Oh on the booth of the New York gallery Salon 94 Design. Always subtly exploring the art/design boundary, the designer has notably created the Savage Seriesor a meticulous work of wrapping different elements to create a new shape - shapeless - with rope or thin leather twine. Her work always highlights nature and animals, hiding well-known beings here and there.

 

Design Miami 2019, Salon 94 Design's booth

 

 

Southern Guild

 

The gallery Southern Guild, based in Cape Town, presented 13 works never before seen by the public, with vibrant colors, futuristic shapes, and very unique designs. Of particular interest are the five pieces presented for the first time by Dokter and Misses', a studio that usually works with functional and classic usual furniture but this time experiments with collectible design for our greatest pleasure.

 

Result: the collection Practically Everywhere, which experiments with serrated shapes, odd proportions and stacked shapes covered with textured surface treatments. All the works presented by the gallery represent a spirit "African-pop", gathering the best of artists and South African designers of the moment.

 

Design Miami 2019, Southern Guild's booth

Design Miami 2019, Southern Guild's booth

Design Miami 2019, Southern Guild's booth
Design Miami 2019, Southern Guild's booth
Design Miami 2019, Southern Guild's booth
Design Miami 2019, Southern Guild's booth

 

 

Tile Blush

 

Founded in 2017, Tile Blush is a gallery based in Miami and whose objective is to promote both art and contemporary design. During its participation in this edition of Design Miami/, the gallery presented pieces by designers Deon Rubi, Jonathan Gonzalez, Jonathan Nesci, Robert Pulley and Jessica Martin that have impressed us, borrowed from minimalism and modernity.

 

Design Miami 2019, Tile Blush's booth

Design Miami 2019, Tile Blush's booth

Design Miami 2019, Tile Blush's booth
Design Miami 2019, Tile Blush's booth

Design Miami/ 2019: Our fave pieces and booths

 

 

 

Todd Merrill

 

The well-known gallery Todd Merrill has chosen to highlight six of the greatest design talents it represents, including American designer Brecht Wright Gander whom we have followed for years. Brecht's work has found its balance now, bold, experimental and organic, the designer has moved from everyday objects to masterly works. At Design Miami/ 2019, the gallery displayed his already very famous floor lamps, but above all new remarkable pieces such as the whole Rhythm and Flow series, composed of a console and a stool, Ode to the Wrong Angle Table and Mirror for a Moon.

 

We were also captivated by the work of the Korean designer Yunhwan Kim with in particular the presentation of the Unintended Low Cabinet II.

 

Design Miami 2019, Todd Merrill's booth

Design Miami 2019, Todd Merrill's booth

Design Miami 2019, Todd Merrill's booth
Design Miami 2019, Todd Merrill's booth

Design Miami 2019, Todd Merrill's booth

 

 

 

Curio

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Sarah Myerscough Gallery

 

The gallery Sarah Myerscough presented in the Curio category the latest series in the collection Perma by Marcin Rusak. Thus, it was in milky tones this time that the designer realized Perma 04, 05 and 06, on a perfect pink monochrome background, that really highlighted the sculptural furniture series. Although massive, these pieces appear fragile, as if they were soap, wax or some gastronomic feat... But not at all, the designer is still working on a bio-resin in which the insert of dried flowers allows to preserve their beauty in an eternal and sustainable way.

 

Design Miami 2019, Curio, Sarah Myerscought Gallery x Marcin Rusak

Design Miami 2019, Curio, Sarah Myerscough Gallery x Marcin Rusak

Design Miami 2019, Curio, Sarah Myerscough Gallery x Marcin Rusak
Design Miami 2019, Curio, Sarah Myerscough Gallery x Marcin Rusak

 

 

Crosby Studios x Balenciaga

 

The designer and architect Harry Nuriev worked with Balenciaga to advocate for environmental responsibility, by creating a functional work of art that uses discarded Balenciaga clothing. The designer and the brand chose to present a sofa with a transparent structure, showing a cluster of clothes inside, as an example of environmentally friendly design, giving a second life to generations of clothes and other materials.

 

Design Miami 2019, Curio, Crosby Studios X Balenciaga

 

 

 

Collaborations

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FENDI x Kueng Caputo

 

FENDI called on design studio Kueng Caputo (Lovis Caputo and Sarah Kueng) in order to create ten rooms in harmony with the decor representing the brand's headquarters building, the Palazzo dellà Civilita Italianarecreated for Design Miami. The collection Roman Molds, is the result of the study of the fusion between the brand's DNA and this architecture. For this purpose, the Swiss design duo combined the brand's iconic leather and terracotta-colored brick.

 

Curved to represent the arches of the Palazzo, the brick is combined with a new kind of leather, far from the format in which it finds itself. The furniture thus created as blocks of color, represents the color-block trend literally anchored in FENDI's DNA.

 

Design Miami 2019, Collaborations, FENDI X Kueng Caputo

Design Miami 2019, Collaborations, FENDI X Kueng CaputoDesign Miami 2019, Collaborations, FENDI X Kueng Caputo

Design Miami 2019, Collaborations, FENDI X Kueng Caputo

Design Miami 2019, Collaborations, FENDI X Kueng Caputo
Design Miami 2019, Collaborations, FENDI X Kueng Caputo
Design Miami 2019, Collaborations, FENDI X Kueng Caputo
Design Miami 2019, Collaborations, FENDI X Kueng Caputo

 

 

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