Design Miami 2015 which is a global forum where the most famous collectors, galleries, curators and critics come together was held between 2 and 6 December this year. Design Miami is much more than being a marketplace; for instance the museum-like exhibitions consisting the 20th and 21st century furniture welcomes the guests at the fair. The organization being held simultaneously with Art Basel Fairs is one of the pioneering places for exhibitions, giving and taking ideas and creativeness.
The Most Outstanding Designs At Design Miami 2015
We have compiled the most attractive and stuunning designs at Design Miami 2015 for you. Here are the ones that we chose:
Fernando & Humberto Campana; Cangaço
Since its founding in São Paulo in 1994, Firma Casa has been one of the biggest champions of the Campana brothers. Here is the Brazilian designers’ new collection, Cangaço, which, inspired by Northeast Brazil, consists of leather-and-wicker furniture.
Kassane by Dokter & Misses
From South African gallery Southern Guild, design company Dokter and Misses present recent additions to their Kassena series, which draw on a number of African sources.
From the designers:
“Our business is separated into two distinct lines; they are standard products and limited-edition work. Both sides of the business are equally rewarding and important to us. The biggest difference is in how and why they are produced. We separate the two because the markets are different; people buy standard products for different reasons to why they buy limited-edition work and we approach the manufacture of the two lines very differently.”
You can see the designs taking place at Southern Guild by clicking here.
At Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Pritzker Prize–winning architect Zaha Hadid and British furniture designer Gareth Neal present a duo of vessels. We highly recommend you to read the article that we published before named 2015 Wood Awards in order to see the details of VES-EL and to watch the video of its producing process.
Afreaks by Haas Brothers and Haas Sisters
R & Company, a gallery specializing in unique and historical works, will also be showing pieces by contemporary designers, including the Afreaks Series by the Haas Brothers and the Haas Sisters.
The Afreaks series is comprised of fantastical beaded works co-created by Niki and Simon Haas, known as The Haas Brothers, with The Haas Sisters, a group of women from South African townships. Each design is a collaborative effort between the Brothers and Sisters, from sketching to sculpting to stitching. The resulting design objects are extraordinarily expressive forms that embody the history of indigenous beading cultures as well as the Haas’ unique design aesthetic.
Here is the selection that we prepared by Haas Brothers and Sister:
Aranda & Lasch; Railing Series
Railing is a new collection of furniture pieces designed by Aranda Lasch. At Design Miami 2015, Gallery ALL will present the first three elements of the collection R1, R2 & R3: two chairs and a stool.
Railing is an exploration of structural modular loops that are upholstered like handle-grips to become furniture. Each piece of furniture is a single loop made up of many circles. Here, the circle does not display the qualities it is most known for, but it is what a circle can be. It is not whole or complete but is instead growing into itself. It is a circle that refuses its own dimension and finitude, that struggles to be endless.
The Railing series at Gallery ALL’s booth was inspired by the New York City subway system. Its winding lines and bright colors may resemble a subway map, but they conjure more happy thoughts than any crowded 6 train ever has.
Magen H Gallery in New York will present a selection of works exploring the aesthetic and tactile qualities of various design materials, from bronze and iron to glass and marble. The booth will include the likes of Jim Cole, Pierre Székely, Le Corbusier, and Terence Main, whose Light Pods combine a mixture of materials in stylish but playful ways.
Julie Richoz, Galerie Kreo
The technical challenges and diverse effects afforded by glass continue to inspire forms both ethereal and unexpected. At Galerie Kreo Julie Richoz shows new works created with glass blowers at Marseilles’s legendary.
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Zig-Zag Chairs
For fans of De Stijl, Dutch Galerie Vivid will have a collection of seats by designer and architect Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, including his famous Zig-Zag chairs. The chairs, which the gallery calls “one of the most radical formulations in furniture design,” date from the 1930s and are as riveting now as they were 80 years ago. Dutch Galerie Vivid will have a collection of seats by designer and architect Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, including his famous Zig-Zag chairs.
Windy Chair by Yinka Shobinare
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, with spaces in London, Paris and now New York, transcends classical borders in terms of art and design. Its proposal stands just at the intersection of these two universes, reaching precisely a symbiosis of art and design. Windy Chair I (Orange and Blue) took inspiration from the sails of the artist’s work Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, which was created for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London in 2010. The incorporation of batik fabric used in Windy Chair I (Orange and Blue) is one of Yinka Shonibare MBE’s trademarks as an artist. It reflects his interest in the complicated relationships between European and African cultures, after he himself grew up in both Great Britain and Nigeria. Yinka Shonibare MBE buys his fabrics in Petticoat Lane Market in East London. Once a number of changes are made to the pattern digitally, it is applied by paintbrush to the work. A design inspired by the sails… A cultural concept, a creative approach…
“Still Alive” designed by Antonio Aricò for Seletti
The desktop objects at offices do not need to be classical or boring. The desktop objects designed by Antonio Aricò for Seletti is higly functional, sensorial, tactile, and dynamic and playful. “Still Alive” by Antonio Aricò for Seletti was launched in the United States during Miami Art Week at Cable Design. The event took place at Cable Design on Dec. 2nd, during Miami Art Week. From 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Art Basel’s visitors would be able to come to the store and enjoy Aricò’s timeless designs.