Design Miami Basel – a world of inspiration

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Design Miami Basel logoAt Design Miami, a high-end design fair that takes place twice a year in Miami and Basel, 50 top galleries from all over the world present museum-quality exhibitions. The invited galleries create a market place for collectible design where outstanding designs from Modernism – 20th and 21st century to today are presented.Design Miami Basel Laffanour ParisThey are showcasing collaborations with designers and design institutions and making design accessible to everyone. The collaboration partners are actively involved in the creation of customized installations that are then shown at the event.Design Miami Basel RCompany New YorkDesign Miami Basel celebrates design innovation. In addition the gallery exhibitions, a number of talks about current topics are held with design world leaders. One of this year’s speakers was Lee Mindel, principal of SheltonMindel. He presented ten of the top influences representing the Zeitgeist through the discussion of objects from Russia, North America, South America, Asia, UK, and mainland Europe.
Design Miami Basel Swarovski awardAt the event also the Swarovski Design of the Future Award is being bestowed. In 2017 Marcus Fairs, founder and editor-in-chief of Dezeen, presented the prize under the motto “Shaping Societies” to the three emerging designers who represent the next generation of design talents. Their works characterize new directions in design culture.Design Miami Basel Amman CologneAnother part of the fair is the newly created platform “Curio” which reveals total environments of objects in today’s design landscape. These installations were interspersed with the usual gallery booths.
Design Miami Basel SokyoFor example Sokyo Gallery from Japan showed a “Ceramic Garden” with 15 ceramic sculptures and paintings reinventing a Japanese sand and rock garden. This space as in traditional Japanese culture represents a room for meditation. Intriguing is also that the number 15 in Chinese philosophy stands for perfection.
Design Miami Basel SyzAnother Curio installation was the collaboration between Suzanne Syz, Swiss jeweler and collector, and American multimedia artist Alex Israel who just loves sweets.Design Miami Basel Gallery ALL Los Angeles BeijingDesign Miami Basel is a great platform to raise awareness of contemporary and modern design and give the visitors a glance of future trends and tendencies.Design Miami Basel Hostler Burrows New York

Source: photos are courtesy of Design Miami Basel, credits: James Harris

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