DESIGN MIAMI/ 2019
Roman Molds/Kueng Caputo, 2019/ Courtesy of FENDI/ Photo: Paola Caputo
Swarovski presents Water
Water is fundamental to the Swarovski business, which was founded in 1895 in Wattens, Austria, near the Alpine rivers that provided the energy and fresh water supplies essential to crystal production. In 2000 the company established Swarovski Waterschool, a community investment program that inspires present and future generations to practice sustainable water use. This installation explores Swarovski’s longstanding and extensive work in water stewardship and education.
Savannah College of Art and Design presents the Design Forum
SCAD has conceptualized and curated the interior environment of the Design Forum, an immersive landscape for discussion among today’s visionary thought leaders, artists, designers, and media partners. The Design Forum will also incorporate a state-of the-art Media Suite to promote original, social-first content, including podcasts, live-streamed conversations, and interviews, in a celebration of design innovation, contemporary art, and creative education. In addition to visiting the Design Forum, you can also view new work by talented SCAD alumni artists from around the world at SCAD’s booth in the Design Miami/ fair.
Lonely Whale and Point Break Foundation presents Tick Tock
Lonely Whale has partnered with Point Break Foundation to create twenty-four ‘time-bombs’ made from beach trash collected from twelve countries around the world to reflect the reality of our plastic problem. The Tick Tock team collaborated with an artist to shape each sculpture to represent the coast from which it was collected, and to symbolize the ticking time bomb that explodes on our beaches and marine ecosystem every day, all year long, regardless of the countless beach clean-ups conducted.
evian presents One Drop Can Make a Rainbow by Virgil Abloh
evian and visionary designer Virgil Abloh have partnered on a series of limited-edition designs for a collection of stylish, collectible items that expand ways to hydrate sustainably. Abloh’s designs for evian are inspired by one of nature’s most beautiful and simple phenomena, the rainbow. Abloh has said of the project, “The notion that one drop of water can create a rainbow served as the inspiration and metaphor to drive my first project as evian’s Creative Advisor for Sustainable Innovation Design.”
Louis Vuitton presents Objets Nomades
Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades is an ever-expanding collection of limited-edition, collectible furniture. Pieces from the collection have been imagined by some of today’s most creative designers: Patricia Urquiola, India Mahdavi, Atelier Oï, Atelier Biagetti, Barber and Osgerby, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Raw Edges, Zanellato/Bortotto, Marcel Wanders, Tokujin Yoshioka, Nendo and André Fu.
Gemfields presents GEOCHROM by Sebastien Leon
Gemfields, a world-leading supplier of Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies, partners with Whitewall to present ‘GEOCHROM’ by Sebastien Leon. An immersive installation set to captivate and educate visitors through a multitude of sensorial elements. The result is an artistic experience that brings to life the inimitable beauty of responsibly sourced gems, celebrating the story in every gemstone.
Design Miami/ Satellites/
Bas Fisher Invitational and Bridge Initiative present Coral City Camera by Coral Morphologic
After years of studying the ecosystem of Biscayne Bay, Coral Morphologic has identified populations of highly biodiverse and resilient coral communities that are colonizing human-made infrastructure. Coral Morphologic’s on-site research plan to continuously monitor one of these coral communities utilizes a 360-degree live streaming underwater camera installed at PortMiami. The output of the camera will be broadcast in to public spaces and twenty-one school districts across the state through partnerships with the Everglades Foundation, teaching students to work as citizen scientists.
Les Ateliers Courbet presents Please Be Seated
Please be Seated offers visitors a glimpse at French filmmaker Jacques Tati’s humorous satire on modern lifestyle, consumerism, and our built environments at large as portrayed in his acclaimed 1958 film Mon Oncle. Esteemed master craftsmen and design publishers Domeau & Pérès pay homage to the cinematographer's visionary and whimsical designs with the sole editions ever produced of his designs. The series includes three visually appealing and completely impractical seats. Presented in collaboration with Jacques Tati Estate 'Les Films de Mon Oncle', the collection belongs to significant collections – both private and public - including that of Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.
Miami Design District presents Pink Beasts by Fernando Laposse
The Miami Design District has chosen the London-based Mexican designer Fernando Laposse for their 2019 Neighborhood Commission, where he will be debuting Pink Beasts: long, pink sisal tassels, hammocks, and sloths suspended through the trees. Laposse explores materials and techniques native to Mexico and has collaborated with like minded textile designer Angela Damman as well as local artisans in Sahcabá, Yucatán. Visitors at Design Miami/ will have a chance to encounter members of the sloth family up-close.
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Schedule of Events/
Preview Day/ By invitation only
Tuesday, December 3/
Press Preview/ 1–7PM
Members Preview/ 11AM–12PM
Collectors Preview/ 12–7PM
Wednesday, December 4/ 11AM–1PM
Public Show Days/
Wednesday, December 4/ 1–8PM
Thursday, December 5/ 11AM–8PM
Friday, December 6/ 12–8PM
Saturday, December 7/ 12–8PM
Sunday, December 8/ 12–6PM