Like every year, Design Miami reveals the latest design trends. For its fifteenth edition, the fair - which runs until December 8 in Florida - hosts more than thirty galleries from around the world to exhibit exceptional pieces. Focus on five new features
The Miami Design Fair brings together collectors, designers, gallery owners, curators and international critics to celebrate the design of yesterday and today, from iconic pieces to the latest novelties, to unpublished collaborations. Design Miami is not only an upscale trade fair for professionals, but also introduces amateur visitors to contemporary design. Review of the five most surprising creations of the 2019 edition.
Daniel Arsham, Paris Chaise Lounge I 2019
The New York gallery Friedman Benda presents an immersive installation, directed by Daniel Arsham, which plunges us into an imaginary domestic universe. The American artist has come up with an original furniture collection inspired by his Norman Jaffe Long Island home. Its composite seat Paris Chaise Lounge I is particularly sensational, because it reveals an artistic vocabulary that we did not know him.
Harry Nuriev x Balenciaga, The Balenciaga Sofa 2019
On the occasion of the fair, the architect and designer Harry Nuriev creates for Balenciaga a ecoresponsible couch full of color entirely made from old clothes and falls of the mark. A way for the tandem to promote respect for the environment in the fashion and design industry.
Virgil Abloh, Aqua Alta Set 2018
After a remarkable visit to the Venice Biennale, Virgile Abloh exhibited at Design Miami her line of Aqua Alta Set furniture. The furniture in the series - benches, chairs and lighting - in polished bronze are slightly sloping as if they were flowing in the waters of the Venetian lagoon. A poetic collection that fits perfectly into the theme of the fair chosen by the curator Aric Chen, Elements: Water.
Andrew Kudless x Louis Vuitton, Swell wave shelf 2019
Louis Vuitton presents its Nomadic Objects collection of pieces designed by 2012 by famous designers such as Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Patricia Urquiola and Marcel Wanders. The latest acquisition of the fashion house is a light oak wood furniture and bright red leather straps which is none other than the Swell wave shelf shelf designed by American architect and designer Andrew Kudless for the French brand.
Léa Mestres, Bubble armchair 2019
As part of its participation in the fair, the Parisian gallery SCENE OPEN reveals the latest piece of the young French designer Léa Mestres: a blue chair with naive curves. This seat looks like a big candy acid will take place alongside the sculpture Coral Light Willima Coggin on the stand of the gallery.
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1) courtesy Friedman Benda and Daniel Arsham / Photography by Daniel Kukla
2) courtesy Harry Nuriev and Balenciaga
3) courtesy Carpenters Workshop Gallery
4) courtesy Louis Vuitton
5) courtesy Gallery OPEN SCENE