Once again Design Miami/ reaffirms its position as leading event for the most influential designers, galleries, collectors, curators and critics that gather together to celebrate the culture of design and its multiple faces. From December 2 to 6, Art Basel galleries are enhanced by an extensive program of satellite projects that stud the city.
Among these, Swarovski returns for its tenth consecutive year with a collaboration with the design firm Fernando Romero Enterprise FR-EE that built “El Sol” installation. The sphere, designed to scale, is one billion times smaller than the sun and it is made of 2880 crystals. Romero found inspiration for his design in the sacred geometry used by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans in constructing their pyramids.
Zaha Hadid presents Volu, a contemporary dining pavilion. Defined by sophisticated digital processes, the structure has a bold silhouette, forming a typical fusion of design, lightweight engineering, and precision fabrication.
Fendi partecipates with “L’altra metà del sogno. Roma 1940 – 2015”, a collection of unique pieces inspired by Guglielmo Ulrich drawings made in the thirties for the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, the new headquarters of the fashion house in Rome.
Airbnb has collaborated with the Chicago-based architecture and design firm, Design With Company, to create the installation “Belong.Here.Now” that allows visitors to move the modular components around as they would like, creating a playful and interactive environment.
Inaugurated in 2014, Design Miami’s Visionary Design Award is a program that celebrates the most significant contributions made to the field of design. This year the designer Yves Behar signs Connecting, the exhibition on social and sustainable design. Behar is internationally acknowledged for its holistic design vision expressed through humanitarian projects such as Laptop Per Child and See Better To Learn Better.
This concludes the path along which unfolds the Design Miami with a rich array of showrooms dedicated to design – many of whom are high-quality representatives of the Made in Italy label – distributed within the Miami District.