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10 Exquisite Pieces You Must See During Design Miami 2018 ⇒ Design Miami 2018 will bring together the most influential collections, gallerists, designers, curators and critics in a highly creative and business-positive atmosphere. This year, the event will take place from 5-9 December 2018 in Miami and seeks to celebrate design culture and commerce. Today, CovetED brings you the 10 most coveted items you can’t miss during Design Miami 2018.
Cristina Grajales Gallery
Cristina Grajales will introduce three new talents at Design Miami 2018. Among them is Sang Hoon Kim, a designer from South Korea who studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and is now making furniture entirely out of memory foam. Kim’s process not only generates unexpected forms and textures for furniture but also gives new purpose to a material that his family has been producing for three generations.
London-based Faye Toogood has a reputation for producing primal, pared-down furniture using simple geometries and a limited material palette. At Design Miami, Friedman Benda will present a piece of hers of surprising purity: the Roly-Poly Chair / Water, a visually light chair made from heavyweight lithium-barium crystal.
Galerie Patrick Seguin
Jean Royère was arguably one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. While most collectors are familiar with his plump, snuggly Ours Polaire armchair and sofa, as well as his slender metal lamps and table bases, fewer have seen a piece like his Coin du report pour l’hiver sofa (sofa for a winter’s nook), which Patrick Seguin is bringing to the fair.
In creating his MY Collection of polished stainless-steel and enamel furniture for Gallery All, the Hong Kong-based British designer Michael Young took inspiration from cloisonné-enamel jewellery techniques as well as the patterns created by oil on water.
Hostler Burrows is showing a monumental new piece by the Finnish ceramist Kristina Riska. Riska has been testing the limits of her chosen medium since the 1980s but recently had the opportunity to try her hand at even bigger things.
Magen H Gallery
French artist Pierre Sabatier, a key figure in advocating for the integration of art with modern architecture in the middle of the 20th century, was no stranger to creating large-scale site-specific works. At Design Miami 2018, Magen H Gallery will present a particularly monumental piece made of tin, silver and brass and measuring more than six feet tall by eight feet wide.
R & Company
The Haas Brothers have been making waves in contemporary-art and design circles for years. And they are set to make perhaps their biggest splash yet in Miami. “Ferngully,” a solo exhibition of their work, opens on December 5 at the Bass contemporary art museum (where it will run through April 21, 2019), and their latest monstrous creation — Bathy Bates, a freestanding tub of hand-carved Pele de Tigre marble — will be given pride of place in R & Company’s booth at Design Miami.
The Future Perfect
Dutch designer Floris Wubben experiments with new machines and production processes to push common materials in new directions. Among his creations are muscular ceramic tables that he extrudes with the help of a machine of his own design.
Todd Merrill Studio
Since establishing his New York studio last year, Brecht Wright Gander has been making a name for himself with furniture and objects that live between the sculptural and the provocative. Todd Merrill is using Design Miami as a launch pad to introduce Gander’s work to a larger audience.
J. Lohmann Gallery
Participating in Design Miami’s Curio program, J. Lohmann Gallery will present “Breaking the Mold: Contemporary Korean Ceramics,” an exhibition of five emerging ceramists who are breathing new life into the medium.
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