Design Miami/ Basel
THE GLOBAL FORUM FOR DESIGN
The last edition edition of Design Miami/ Basel, the ninth, just en ded has seen the participation of more 50 galleries from 13 different countries and 26.600 visitors over 7 days ( June 16 – 22).
The fair also launched its newest program Design At Large curated by Creative Director of Barneys New York Dennis Freedman and unveiled its most ambitious Design Commission Triangular Series by Jamie Zigelbaum.
“Each year, Design Miami/Basel has exceeded its previous incarnation in every way and the June 2014 fair has been no exception; with increased visitors, an expanded floor plan , additional galleries and programming” said Executive Director Rodman Primack. “What has remained consistent throughout has been the presence of museum – quality vintage design in immediate proximity to ground breaking contemporary work, though this year we have seen particularly beautiful booth constructions. It has been a thrilling fair throughout.”
The central meeting place on the global design calendar, the fair attracted again a plethora of notable attendees including art gallerists and dealers Larry Gagosian,Jay Jopling, Almine Rech, Jeff Poe, Edward Tyler Nahem, Bruno and Yoyo Bischofberger, Dominique Lévy, Nicholas Maclean , Gerard Faggionato and Ben Brown; architects including David Adjaye and Kulapat Yantrasast; economist Jean –Pierre Lehmann; collectors Marie and Joe Donnelly, Noam Gottesman, Dan Loeb, Pam and Dick Kramlich, Peter Brant, Beth de Woody, Adam Lindemann, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Alberto Mugrabi; as well as Lauren Santo Domingo, Michele Lamy, Alice Tisch and Becca Cason Thrash.
“Design Miami/ Basel remains an important site for international discourse about design. The confluence of works from Africa, The Americas, Asia and Europe creates an opportunity for collectors to discover new passions, for critics to voice opinions and for enthusiasts to become connoisseurs. Fueling authentic and informed interest in design is truly one of the main goals of the fair” said Alexandra Cunningham Cameron,Creative Director of Design Miami/Basel.
The ground floor entrance hall was dominated by this year’s Design Commission, Triangular Series, a responsive, suspended installation by Jamie Zigelbaum. Resembling icy stalactites, the suspended tetrahedral forms of the immersive installation pulsed with warm and cold light, responding to the movement of visitors through the space. The work also provided a dramatic setting for the VIP dinner hosted by Nadja Swarovski, Craig Robins and Rodman Primack on the eve of the fair.
Design Miami/ Basel returns celebrating its10th Anniversary, June 16-21, 2015