From the 14th to the 19th of June, Design Miami returns to Basel for the eleventh time with a highlyfocused program that speaks to the fair’s maturation and reaffirms the thoughtleadership of participating galleries. Design Miami Basel 2016 is the global forum for art and design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce.
In addition to select new exhibitors – including Galerie Alain Marcelpoil from Paris, MANIERA from Brussels and Gate 5 from Monaco – the returning galleries at Design Miami prove yet again that they are the world’s leading experts in collectible design with robust offerings that encompass a century of design movements, including Jugendstil, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, De Stijl, French Post War, Italian Post War, Scandinavian Mid-Century, Modern, American and Contemporary.
Solo exhibitions have a notable presence at Design Miami Basel 2016: Elisabetta Cipriani offers the first pieces of wearable design ever created by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei in a scenography also devised by the artist; Friedman Benda presents an exploration of the works of Dutch designer Joris Laarman; Galerie Eric Philippe offers two solo exhibits of Nordic designers Axel Einar Hjorth and Paavo Tynell and the works of French Art Deco designer André Sornay will be presented by newcomer Galerie Alain Marcelpoil.
The art and design fair’s museum-quality exhibitions in the gallery program are strengthened further by carefully curated cultural programming, with the return of the highly successful Design at Large, this year bringing the outdoors in with a landscape theme guestcurated by magazine editor and publisher Martina Mondadori. Design at Large will once again be presented in the ground floor Event Hall, designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron. In the main gallery space and scattered amongst the Gallery Program will be a number of bite-size Design Curios, offering intriguing immersive environments that challenge and contextualize design.
The Swarovski Designers of the Future Award returns for its second edition, with a diverse roster of designers at the vanguard of design and innovation. Sound designer Yuri Suzuki (based in London), glass designer Anjali Srinivasan (based in Dubai), and multidisciplinary duo Studio Brynjar & Veronika (based in Berlin) have been commissioned by the crystal company to create new works and installations to be debuted at Art Basel Miami.
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