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What You Should Expect from the Design Miami 2017Tuesday 5 December 2017
What You Should Expect from the Design Miami 2017 – Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Join CovetED Magazine and find out what you should expect from one of the worlds’ best design events!
Design Miami/ is more than a marketplace for design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first-century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. Each show balances exclusive commercial opportunities with progressive cultural programming, creating exciting collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects. See below the best features from this year’s edition. We’re quite sure you don’t want to miss them.
To celebrate its tenth edition at Design Miami/, FENDI presents WELCOME!, a luxurious living room
set designed by Chiara Andreatti that creates a survey of the FENDI universe. This sophisticated, open environment, incorporates FENDI Selleria leather and stitching, fur craftsmanship and other iconic elements of the House’s DNA. Handcrafted materials and refined elements such as wrought iron, brass, ceramics, glass, neon, and walnut punctuate the living room, presenting an environment of “good living” that epitomizes the fashion house’s creative and aesthetic philosophy.
Audi/ The Audi Motherboard
Audi presents the Audi A8 featuring a new design language, an innovative touchscreen operating concept, and a systematically electrified drive. The Audi A8 is also the first production automobile in the world to have been developed for conditional automated driving. Audi engineers are giving visitors an intimate look into the core of Audi’s research and development facility: a mock-up for testing of the electronic components from the various stages in the development process of the Audi A8 is on display.
Maison Perrier Jouët / Becoming
In collaboration with artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of Luftwerk, Chicago, Maison Perrier-Jouët’s Becoming takes over Miami in key locations throughout Art Basel Miami Beach including Design Miami/, Eden by Perrier-Jouët, and Miami International Airport, using projected colour and light to reimagine familiar environments in unexpected ways. The immersive space at Design Miami/ features a rhythmic ebb and flow of coloured light that results in a bold, contemporary reinterpretation of Maison’s historic links with Art Nouveau.
Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades
For Design Miami/ 2017, Louis Vuitton presents an exclusive Objet Nomade: the turquoise-coloured edition of the Bomboca Sofa, a new piece by Fernando and Humberto Campana. Other Objets Nomades making their Design Miami/ debut include Atelier Oï’s Swing Boat and Belt Chair; Patricia Urquiola’s Palaver Chair; India Mahdavi’s Talisman Table; and Marcel Wanders’s Lune Chair and Diamond Screen. Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades is an ever-expanding collection of limited edition, collectable furniture inspired by Louis Vuitton’s storied Art of Travel. With its sense of intuitiveness and elements of desire and pleasure, the collection continues Louis Vuitton’s tradition of offering inspiring and surprising designs anchored in evolving visions of travel.
Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watch-making, for many decades Officine Panerai supplied the Italian Navy in general, and its specialist diving corps in particular, with precision instruments. Technical excellence and exclusive design are the core principals of Officine Panerai watch due to seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise. For Design Miami/2017, Officine Panerai will for the first time, have an exhibition space within the fair that embodies a natural blend of Italian design, expert Swiss technology and passion for the sea alongside models of their latest design that will be unveiled under the tent.
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