DESIGN MIAMI/ 2019
Miami, November 21, 2019/ Alongside 34 gallery exhibitions and 15 Curio presentations from the world’s most distinguished collectible design galleries and most significant designers, Design Miami/ will unveil a series of creative brand collaborations and satellite exhibitions. The Design Forum, previously known as the Talks theater, will be presented by Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) for this edition of the fair and for the next Miami edition in 2020. The space will host programming for the duration of the fair and will feature panels, workshops, film screenings, and more, highlighting the foremost creators and leaders in the design, arts, architecture, and culture sectors, including such esteemed guests as designers Humberto Campana and Fernando Laposse, Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum’s Christina De León, and Roman and Williams on the firm’s redesign of the British Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Many of the Design Miami/ collaborations and satellites have embraced this edition’s curatorial theme of Elements: Water. These include initiatives such as the ROOTS pavilion curated by Ximena Caminos, Swarovski’s Waterschool, and Nao Tamura’s Sunshower installation at Lexus. Elements: Water will also take center stage at the Design Forum, with talks such as Sustainability as the New Business Model presented by Lexus and Whitewall which explores how creative industries and consumers are approaching climate change and the A/D/O presented Designing Water Futures panel with Alexander Groves, artist and founder, Studio Swine; Vincent Lee, associate principal of Arup; and Jane Withers, founder Jane Withers Studio. Swarovski will also host a special screening of the brand’s feature documentary film Waterschool as well as a Waterschool workshop for children of all ages.
#designforall/ Studio Swine, 2019/ Courtesy of Instagram
Design Miami/ Collaborations/
Instagram’s @design presents #designforall
Instagram’s @design is shining a spotlight on designers whose work reflects the company’s values of simplicity, craft, and putting their community of more than one billion people first. Working with Studio Swine, @design will create a gallery that uses air as the underlying structure of the exhibition. The space references how community, connection, and support can contribute to revolutionary ideas. Four designers who have been featured on @design are exhibited as part of #designforall, dedicated to designers pioneering a more inclusive, accessible, and sustainable world. The designers include: ALLELES Design Studio, Yona Care, Kano in collaboration with Map Project Office, and Deva Pardue.
Perrier-Jouët presents Metamorphosis by Andrea Mancuso of Analogia Project
Maison Perrier-Jouët and Design Miami/ have collaborated for the past eight years to offer emerging artists and designers an opportunity to interpret the House’s iconic Art Nouveau heritage through the prism of the twenty-first century. This year, they are working with Italian designer Andrea Mancuso of Analogia Project, who has imagined Metamorphosis, a collection of six glasses that unite traditional craftsmanship with modern technology. The collection will be displayed in a singular setting created from thousands of ceramic pieces mimicking the scenography of the House’s renowned vineyard cellars.
FENDI presents Roman Molds by Kueng Caputo
FENDI has commissioned the Zurich-based design studio Kueng Caputo to create ten design pieces intended to decorate the exterior colonnade of its iconic Roman headquarters, the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana. The resulting collection, Roman Molds, captures the tension that has historically informed much of the house’s best output—traditional craft disrupted by innovation. The collection of ten pieces are meant to be building blocks that in multiplication would create a series of intimate “rooms” for socializing, escaping, and working on the grand loggias of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana. The pieces combine FENDI’s iconic, supple Selleria Roman leather and versatile, unpretentious terracotta brick.
Lexus presents The Sunshower by Nao Tamura
The installation—curated by Design Miami/ Curatorial Director Aric Chen and Milan-based curator Maria Cristina Didero—will evoke the magic of sunshowers and reinforces the brand’s commitment to omotenashi (hospitality), takumi (artisans), and the indoor-outdoor philosophy of engawa. Guests are invited to experience The Sunshower, relax in the space, use its charging stations, and sample Ooho, the innovative new water capsules made of edible seaweed extract. The sunshowers will highlight the same qualities in the Lexus LC Convertible Concept, a vehicle that dazzles in rain, sun—or both.
Delta Air Lines and Sacred Space present ROOTS by Atelier Marko Brajović curated by Ximena Caminos and produced by architect Alberto Latorre
After witnessing first-hand the fires that ravaged the Amazon in 2019, Brazilian architect Marko Brajović envisioned ROOTS as a cultural and artistic response to alarming changes in nature and the environment. The pavilion takes the shape of a cocoon of mangrove roots surrounding a gathering space where visitors can experience the immersive documentary SACRED COCA.
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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