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November 11th, 2015 - New York, NY: The Future Perfect will present Fragments as a Design Curio at Design Miami/, December 2nd - 6th, 2015. The installation will include new and exclusively commissioned work from Dutch designer Lex Pott and New York-based Calico Wallpaper, created in collaboration with The Future Perfect founder David Alhadeff.

Fragments is an immersive display of Lex Pott's new works in stone framed by a custom handmade gradient wallcovering made from the same stone by Nicholas and Rachel Cope of Calico Wallpaper. The wall design will be hand-applied on-site at Design Miami/, creating a holistic environment and allowing visitors to see the performative process as it develops.

"It is an honor to unveil this project as a Design Curio at Design Miami/," said David Alhadeff, founder of The Future Perfect. "At The Future Perfect, we have long been dedicated to commissioning new work from emerging designers, and we are proud to continue that mission with Lex Pott and Calico Wallpaper, two rising stars on the global design scene."

Fragments will feature four new Lex Pott furniture pieces and a series of small accessories. Three of furniture designs will be made in Belgian Bluestone, while the fourth piece, a shelf, is composed of multiple layers of marble including: Nero Marquina, Verde Rajasthan, Rouge, Giallo Reale, and Bianco Carrara marble, sourced from the same quarry as the rest of the collection. Commissioned by Alhadeff exclusively for The Future Perfect, the designs started with an idea about the way rock at a quarry breaks along the natural lines in the material. The works offer a dialogue between nature's naturally broken forms and industry's polished planes of traditionally manufactured stone.

Monumental, rough slabs adjoin smooth surfaces in the Fragments Dining Table and Fragments Side Table, while in Fragments Layered Shelf, five distinct colored marbles are stacked against each other. The collection explores the properties of stone and tells a story about the interplay of texture.

"It has been a privilege to collaborate on a new collection with a visionary such as David Alhadeff and to showcase my new work with The Future Perfect," said Lex Pott."As the leading global platform for design, Design Curio at Design Miami/ is the perfect venue to introduce these new works."

Invited by Alhadeff to create an artistic wallcovering for Fragments, Calico Wallpaper developed a unique process whereby custom pigments derived from pulverized stone - the same stone used in Pott's work - will be hand-applied to a fine linen sub strate created especially for the installation. The end result is a gradient in a similar color to the Lex Pott works, which will progressively fade to the natural linen color as the visitor's gaze moves toward the ceiling.

The pigments are mixed with mica, which adds depth and luster, causing the design to shimmer as guests move throughout the space. Calico Wallpaper painters will wear jumpsuits created from the same Belgian linen, and over the course of the exhibition the jumpsuits will naturally take on the pigment from the painting process, blending the wallcovering and furniture pieces through performance.

"We are very excited to debut this new collection with The Future Perfect and honored to show our work alongside Lex Pott's beautifully crafted pieces," said Nicholas Cope, co-founder of Calico Wallpaper. "We have always wanted to create a bespoke collection of handmade wallcoverings, and Design Curio at Design Miami/ presents the perfect opportunity to showcase this new direction for our work."

Following Design Miami/, additional works from the Fragments collection by Lex Pott and custom handmade Fragments wallcoverings by Calico Wallpaper will be available exclusively through The Future Perfect.

About The Future Perfect:
Founded by David Alhadeff in 2003, The Future Perfect proudly features works from a diverse group of distinguished designers as well as emerging talent. With locations in both Manhattan and San Francisco, The Future Perfect acts as a premiere retail platform for art and design from around the world for all of North America and abroad.
thefutureperfect.com / Instagram: @thefutureperfect

About Lex Pott:
Lex Pott (1985) employs a raw and intuitive method. In his work, he returns to the origin of the materials he uses most: wood, stone and metal. He does not hide his designs under indirect layers, but reduces them to their very essence. Pott is an Amsterdam based designer and works from his studio in an old shipyard on the NDSM-Terrein, one of the last fringes in Amsterdam. He graduated cum laude in 2009 from the Design Academy Eindhoven.
lexpott.nl / Instagram: @lexpott

About Calico Wallpaper:
Calico Wallpaper is a designer of bespoke wallpaper. The company was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2013 by creative and life-partners Rachel and Nick Cope. Their process combines artisanal methods from the decorative arts, such as traditional marbling and dip-dying techniques, with innovative digital technologies. Calico Wallpaper works with a global roster of leading designers and architects. In addition to residential and hospitality projects, Calico Wallpaper designs have been exhibited at Mallett Antiques (London Design Festival 2015), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (November 2015) and Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan (Salone del Mobile 2015).

With the 11th Edition of Design Miami/ only a few weeks away, I am pleased to share with you this year’s highlights from the Sponsors and Satellites programme:

  • 02.12.2015 - 06.12.2015
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    Preview Day/ December 1, 2015
    Collectors Preview/ 12-6pm
    Vernissage/ 6-8pm
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    Public Show Days/
    December 2-3/ 10am-8pm
    December 4/ 11am-8pm
    December 5/ 12-8pm
    December 6/ 12-6pm

    Design Miami/ will create a new exhibition venue adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center, a short walk from Art Basel in Miami Beach.

    Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
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