Design Miami/ returns to Miami Beach across from Art Basel for its twelfth edition as the meeting point of the design world’s elite with a distinctly new set of projects, partnerships and programming. Thirty-one of the world’s leading design galleries will exhibit, with four first-time exhibitors: Chamber of New York City, The Future Perfect of New York City and San Francisco, Mercado Moderno of Rio de Janeiro and Giovanni Beltran of Miami.
This edition reveals several pronounced highlights among the fair’s gallery program – Mexican emerging and established talent will appear, with new works by Abel Zavala at ammann//gallery, Tanya Aguiñiga at Volume Gallery, and Gloria Cortina at Cristina Grajales Gallery. Unexpected materials will also be found throughout the fair, signaling a distinct inclination to the found and to the salvaged this year; ranging from new work by Misha Kahn at Friedman Benda; Hugo França’s works in reclaimed indigenous woods at Mercado Moderno; and Niek Pulles of Amsterdam at Chamber Gallery presents everything from classical door frames to objects and products all found on the streets of his native Amsterdam. Visitors can also expect to see monumental solo exhibitions ranging from seminal designer Maria Pergay at Jousse Entreprise to renowned artist Giorgio Vigna at Elisabetta Cipriani.
The Design Curio program reveals six of the latest viewpoints from today’s innovators and experimental designers and artists. This year’s program includes Delorenzo Gallery presenting Samuel and Dominic Amoia; Michael Jon & Alan presenting Charles Hollis Jones; Patricia Findlay presenting NO SEX in Miami by Atelier Biagetti; Plusdesign Gallery presents Streetscapes; Cora Sheibani presents Colour & Contradiction; and Virgil Abloh presents a special commission for the fair.
New York based SHoP Architects is this year’s recipient of the Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award, and has produced Design Miami/’s largest commission to date. It will also be the first time that an award recipient’s work will be permanently installed in the Miami Design District following the fair. SHoP’s design, “Flotsam & Jetsam,” uses monumental 3D printed structural elements to create an environment that evokes the past romance and innovative future of Miami.