*Written by Cláudia Assis
This week, hundreds of gallerists, artists, photographers, some of the most desirable brands are already in Miami Beach for the annual Design Miami fair. The twos events gather the world’s most influential designers, gallerists, and critics, as well as collectors and enthusiasts. But if you are willing and able to “think outside the box”, beyond all the branding, there are a few highlights that should not be missed.
Jean Prouvé, 4×4 demountable military shelter (1939) at Galerie Patrick Seguin
Designed by architect Jean Prouvé during World War II, 300 of the units were ordered by French General Jacques Dumontier and were assembled at a break-neck pace.
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Katie Stout, Bedroom Curio, presented by Gallery Diet and Cultured magazine
Brooklyn-based furniture designer Katie Stout has created an environment that’s equal measures psychedelic and inviting. Inspired by the “bedroom culture” of teenage girls, Stout’s world does, in fact, feel like a place one could engage in activities like magazine reading, nail painting, and late night soul-bearing sessions with friends.
The Haas Brothers and Haas Sisters, “Afreaks” at R & Company
If you’ve spent any time at all around the contemporary design world, you’ve likely heard of the Haas Brothers, the Los Angeles-based twins known for their claw-footed furry chairs.
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Fernando Romero Enterprise, El Sol, sponsored by Swarovski
This is an example of obvious corporate sponsorship done well. Architect Fernando Romero has created a scale model of the sun using 2,880 custom-made Swarovski crystals that hug a core of LED lights.
Kengo Kuma, Oribe (2015) at Galerie Philippe Gravier
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma’s igloo-like “mobile tea room” is created using corrugated plastic boards arranged at 65 mm intervals and lit from below to create an environment that’s simultaneously cozy and futuristic.
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Source: ArtNet News