Last week, Design Miami/Basel presented its most far-reaching edition ever, taking a powerful stand against the dark state of the world and reaffirming design’s powerful ability to bond and bring together.
“Looking around our world in 2017 – from the US to the UK, France and beyond – it is with great pride that this edition of Design Miami/ Basel will be the most diverse ever,” said Rodman Primack, the fair’s chief creative officer. “More countries than any previous edition are represented at the fair, and a broader range of styles and aesthetics than ever before.”
For its twelfth edition, Design Miami/Basel presents 46 galleries from 11 different countries, and counts among those — for the first time — a South American gallery. Bringing together collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around design’s world, this global forum for design is always a place to take the temperature of contemporary design, and this year’s iteration featured some compelling standouts. Herewith, a small selection of the most interesting contemporary pieces and exhibitors on view this year.
Gallery Wettergren, Sculptures by Carl Emil Jacobsen
Gallery FUMI – Desk by Glithero
Todd Merrill Studio (New York), Niamh Barry, Diving, IRE, 2017, 58.25 H x 42.5 W x 71.25 D inches
Gallery ALL, The Synthesis Monolith by Hongjie Yang
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, MAARTEN BAAS, CLAY DINING CHAIR BRONZE, 2016, PATINATED BRONZE, H 78 L 41 W 50 CM, LIMITED EDITION OF 10
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, STUDIO JOB, BANANA LAMP (MODEL D), 2015, POLISHED BRONZE, ETCHED MOUTH BLOWN GLASS, HAND PAINTINGS, LED FITTINGS, H 30 L 25 W 20 CM
Gallery: CHAMBER (New York), Presentation includes work by Pieke Bergmans, Jörg Boner, Margriet Craens + Lucas Maassen, Neil Denari, Alex De Witte + Studio Job, Trix and Robert Haussmann, Carl Emil Jacobsen, Bertille Laguet, Sabine Marcelis + Made a Mano, OS Δ OOS, Studio Job, and Oskar Zieta. Image credit: James Harris
To explore the world of 3D rendering and its uses in the collectible design industry, Adorno has teamed up with a diverse group of 3D artists to interpret a range of pieces in their imaginative environments.
ADORNO is pleased to share the Nordic Young Designers Network (NYDN), a new sister platform that presents and promotes the work of Nordic design students on the shared digital platform Graduates.Design.
The Norwegian collection, “Inside Looking Out”, presented in Kiyoshi Yamamoto’s studio, takes a closer look at artistic practices in relation to restrictions, isolation, and solitude – which have afforded some unexpected opportunities.