ESIGN MIAMI/ 2016 - ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING
Miami Beach, November 2016 - Design Miami/ 2016 will continue its dedication to offering an extensive program of special events, satellite projects, collaborations and commissions to complement the gallery exhibitions this year. New collaborations for this edition include an inspiring set of cross-cultural initiatives from fashion and lifestyle to food, retail and hospitality. Maison Kitsuné drew inspiration from the archives of illustrator John Alcorn for a Design Miami/ capsule collection; Dean & DeLuca return this edition with a new concept: A prototype food retail space designed by Ole Scheeren titled Stage, which will operate throughout the duration of the fair as its main and sole food partner; Design Miami/ announces a partnership with the United Nations titled Building Legacy, in support of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainability. By connecting architects, designers, manufacturers, real estate developers and other stakeholders in the building environment through a series of talks and forums, Building Legacy hopes to push forward the exploration of green building solutions and initiatives.
Returning this year and continuing to explore the relationship between fashion and design are FENDI and Louis Vuitton. FENDI brings a decidedly conceptual, mobile interpretation of a VIP room, THE HAPPY ROOM, which references the Italian brand’s heritage and workmanship. Louis Vuitton adds to its Objets Nomades collection with two striking new furniture pieces. Airbnb will present Sobremesa, a shared space inspired by the Mexican tradition of lingering around a table after a meal, working with emerging Mexico City-based design studio, Pedro&Juana. Long-time collaborator Audi presents The extra hour, by LEGO, inspired by the Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept and focusing on the new kind of freedom and control over time and for the fifth year, Maison Perrier-Jouët returns, this time working with Andrew Kudless and focusing on the notion of digital craftsmanship. COMPAC, Spain-based surface manufacturer collaborates with Israeli designer Arik Levy on an installation inspired by frozen lakes, referencing features of quartz and marble.
Audi/ The extra hour
Audi presents The extra hour by LEGO, inspired by the Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept and focusing on the new kind of freedom and control over time that has come along with it. Audi has commissioned installations by international designers and architects including Bjarke Ingels, Reed Kram, Clemens Weisshaar, and Konstantin Grcic, thus underlining the brand's commitment to fostering design culture. Each of Audi’s installations has highlighted key elements of Audi’s technological advancements and married automotive design with the most current developments in different fields of design, urban planning and architecture.
Dean & DeLuca / Stage
Dean & DeLuca, the legendary New York gourmet market and leading international purveyor of fine food, is partnering with one of the world’s most innovative architects, Ole Scheeren, to create a prototype of his design for a unique food retail concept titled Stage. Stage presents a glowing, pristine object in polished stainless steel with the undulating topography of a bespoke, high tech display system, created for the powerful celebration of the preparation and presentation of food. Stage will be located in the main exhibition tent of the design fair and will operate throughout the duration of the fair as its main and sole food partner.
Maison Perrier-Jouët/ Strand Garden and L’Eden
Maison Perrier-Jouët is proud to partner with Andrew Kudless, a groundbreaking American artist. To mark the fifth year that Perrier-Jouët has been a partner of Design Miami/, it presents visionary works founded on the notion of digital craftsmanship. Inspired by nature and the Maison’s Art Nouveau heritage, the installation deploys cutting-edge technique and innovation. These new works by Andrew Kudless—including an exclusively designed ice bucket and a large-scale installation—inspire the same emotion as a sip of the Maison’s champagne: the surprise that comes with any creation that is truly one-of-a-kind. The curving lines of the installation evoke the transformative energy of nature while celebrating the unpredictable forces that guide all creation, from design to winemaking.
FENDI/ THE HAPPY ROOM
FENDI presents THE HAPPY ROOM , an inspired interpretation of a modular VIP room, emphasizing and confirming once again FENDI’s commitment to the world of design, united in the values that distinguish it: creativity associated with excellence, quality of materials and high-precision workmanship, mastery of execution and Italian savoir faire. With a soft and rarefied tone, distinguished by simple volumes and rounded shapes, THE HAPPY ROOM by Celestino suggests harmony and delicacy. Numerous are the references to iconic elements of FENDI, such as the distinctive arch of Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana in Rome, or the inlay of materials; drawing on the stylistic matrix of the FENDI fur atelier and of fur workmanship, which is repeated within the collection through innovative techniques and the contrasting play of various types of marbles.
Design Miami/ Basel June 14-19, 2016
Public Show Days/
June 14-15/ 10am-8pm
June 16-17/ 10am-7pm
June 18-19/ 11am-7pm
Preview Day/ Monday, June 13 (by invitation only)
Collectors Preview/ 12-5pm
Press Conference and Preview/ 2:30pm
Location/ Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel, Switzerland