MIAMI—From furniture and lighting to home accessories and “Transformations,” a visual identity project commissioned by Fendi, Design Miami is featuring the best in collectible design. Located adjacent to the Miami Beach convention Center where Art Basel is being held, Design Miami is a global forum for design that “brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce.”
Design Miami runs from Dec. 4 to Dec. 9, 2012.
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Stools by Robert Laughlin (1949-2011) at Johnson Trading Gallery of Woodside Queens, N.Y.
The imaginative lounge space at the entrance to the Design Miami is by Brooklyn-based Snarkitecture. Complementing the white vinyl of the fair’s tent, the inflated hanging tubes are intended to create a “topographical landscape in suspension.”
The luxury designer Fendi describes the project composed of lacquered wood boards, tree stumps and handmade leather as “exploring the boundaries between hard and soft, natural and hand-made, organic and geometric, luxurious and mundane.”
Bent wood tables by Richard Woods and Sebastian Wrong at Galerie VIVID of Rotterdam.
Lighting at Galerie Kreo of Paris.
The project is the artist’s tribute to what he calls the “last American presidential election” and commemorates Jefferson’s leadership as author of the Declaration of Independence.