Design Miami Basel Programming Highlights/
Alongside presentations from 45 of the world’s leading collectible design galleries, 14 Curio presentations, nine Design at Large projects, a new installation by the three Swarovski Designers of the Future award winners, Design Miami/ Basel will unveil a series of Satellites exhibitions at the Basel fair. The three-day Talks Program, developed by Curatorial Director Aric Chen, will take place in the Broadcast Theater and feature panels from leaders from the worlds of art, design and architecture, including Deyan Sudjic, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Maja Hoffmann, Mathieu Lehanneur, Studio Swine and Maria Cristina Didero to name a few.
The fair will once again share a connecting entrance with Art Basel Unlimited. This area will house a range of interactive and exploratory projects such as Stuart Parr’s playful, nostalgic vision of the French Riviera, Connie Hüsser’s eccentric personal collection of decorative and utilitarian objects, First Stone’s designer showcase of sustainable and ageless materials, and a retrospective of Jean Prouvé’s architecture from Galerie Patrick Seguin.
In the spirit of the theme Elements: Earth, Design Miami/ Basel is partnering with A Plastic Planet to drastically reduce its consumption of single-use plastic. The former plastic cards issued to VIP members are now replaced with paper and biodegradable PVC and the Terra café by Beschle, located on the fair’s ground floor, is designated plastic-free. USM Presents the Collectors Lounge in Collaboration with Verpan, creating a space that embodies a youthful optimism through communally designed furniture and unexpected objects. Perrier-Jouët is again the fair’s exclusive champagne sponsor.