Highlights from Design Miami/Basel 2017

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 Wettergren, Sculptures by Carl Emil Jacobsen

Gallery FUMI - Desk by Glithero

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

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

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, 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

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

Nilufar Gallery (Milan), Parachute, Two Parachute ceiling lamp by Michael Anastassiades, UK, 2017, Fontana Amorosa collection,

Nilufar Gallery (Milan), Parachute, Two Parachute ceiling lamp by Michael Anastassiades, UK, 2017, Fontana Amorosa collection,

Gallery: Salon 94, Max Lamb, Poly furniture series (2016)

Gallery: Salon 94, Max Lamb, Poly furniture series (2016)

Victor Hunt Designart Dealer (Brussels). Designers represented: Tomás Alonso, Commonplace Studio, Sabine Marcelis, mischer’traxler, Tom Price, Ben Storms, Sylvain Willenz

Victor Hunt Designart Dealer (Brussels). Designers represented: Tomás Alonso, Commonplace Studio, Sabine Marcelis, mischer’traxler, Tom Price, Ben Storms, Sylvain Willenz

Gallery: Wettergren, Mathias Bengtsson, Large Growth Table, 2014, Solid bronze, lost wax casting, 3D printed molds 430 x 90 x 75 (h) cm, Limited edition of 6 + 2 AP

Gallery: Wettergren, Mathias Bengtsson, Large Growth Table, 2014,
Solid bronze, lost wax casting, 3D printed molds
430 x 90 x 75 (h) cm, Limited edition of 6 + 2 AP

Gallery: Wettergren, Hannes Stephensen, FLY, 2016, Ash wood, H76 x L67 x P45 cm, Made by Egevaerk, Limited edition of 20

Gallery: Wettergren, Hannes Stephensen, FLY, 2016, Ash wood, H76 x L67 x P45 cm, Made by Egevaerk, Limited edition of 20

Gallery: Victor Hunt (Brussels). Wall Clock by Commonplace Studio, Numbers shown by heating the copper.

Gallery: Victor Hunt (Brussels). Wall Clock by Commonplace Studio, Numbers shown by heating the copper.

Gallery: Victor Hunt (Brussels), Side table: The moment of eclipse, marble by Kwangho Lee, unique work various marbles 400 x 460 x 305mm,

Gallery: Victor Hunt (Brussels), Side table: The moment of eclipse, marble by Kwangho Lee, unique work various marbles 400 x 460 x 305mm,

Gallery: Victor Hunt (Brussels), Dawn lights by Sabine Marcelis, unique work, casted polyester resin & neon light, 2400 x 450 x 40mm. Sight lights by Arnout Meijer

Gallery: Victor Hunt (Brussels), Dawn lights by
Sabine Marcelis, unique work, casted polyester resin & neon light, 2400 x 450 x 40mm. Sight lights by Arnout Meijer

Gallery: Etage Projects (Copenhagen), Table by FOS, Material: Steel, wood

Gallery: Etage Projects (Copenhagen), Table by FOS, Material: Steel, wood

Gallery: Etage Projects (Copenhagen), Diamond Table by FOS, Material: Concrete, Chrome, Mirror, Dimension: 45 x 45 x 48 cm. Glass Vase by FOS, Dimensions: 38 x 33 x 33 cm

Gallery: Etage Projects (Copenhagen), Diamond Table by FOS, Material: Concrete, Chrome, Mirror, Dimension: 45 x 45 x 48 cm. Glass Vase by FOS, Dimensions: 38 x 33 x 33 cm

Gallery: Etage Projects (Copenhagen), GAS Lamp by FOS, Material: Glass, Copper Pipe, Concrete, Dimensions: 210 x 110 x 55 cm

Gallery: Etage Projects (Copenhagen), GAS Lamp by FOS, Material: Glass, Copper Pipe, Concrete, Dimensions: 210 x 110 x 55 cm

Gallery FUMI, Atlas by Simon Klenell, 2017 Blown and Cold Worked Glass, Steel, Unique, Sweden

Gallery FUMI, Atlas by Simon Klenell, 2017
Blown and Cold Worked Glass, Steel, Unique, Sweden

Gallery FUMI (London), BLANKENAU Side Tables Lukas Wegwerth, 2016, Hornbeam, Shellac, Bronze Unique, Germany

Gallery FUMI (London), BLANKENAU Side Tables
Lukas Wegwerth, 2016, Hornbeam, Shellac, Bronze
Unique, Germany

Todd Merrill Studio (New York)

Todd Merrill Studio (New York)

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

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

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