Today we present the Design Miami/Basel Highlights. This trade show is the global forum for 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. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating a collectible design.
Galerie Eric Philippe focused on furniture by Swedish designer Axel Einar Hjorth and lighting by Finnish creator Paavo Tynell
Milanese gallery Erastudio Apartment-Gallery had a blacked-out booth, where the dark mood enhanced the colorful nature of Ettore Sottsass’ chair and sofa, and Nanda Vigo’s mirrors and rug.
The sensual lighting pieces by Verre Lumiere, featuring designers (from left) Étienne Fermigier, Ronald Cecil Sporters, Ben Swildens, Michel Boyer and Michel Mortier.
A large and intricate corner bookshelf in brass, the ‘Chambre à Livres’ was made to measure for Barbezat’s Parisian apartment to hold his rare books collection.
The fair’s lounge, designed by Berlin-based architecture studio Kuehn Malvezzi, featured the 1960s Ilmari Tapiovaara collection, reissued by Artek in collaboration with Kvadrat.
Friedman Benda dedicated its stand to the work of designer Joris Laarman and his explorations in digital fabrication and 3D printing.
Studio Job’s delightful ‘Banana Lamp’ is a faithful reproduction of the exotic fruit, featuring polished and hand-painted bronze with mouth-blown glass.
The projects that seemed the most attention for us: The Studio Job’s delightful Banana Lamp and The Giacometti, presented by Galerie Jacques Lacoste, is an exceptional one-off creation that the Swiss artist made for Marc Barbezat, Jean Genet’s publisher, in 1967. A large and intricate corner bookshelf in brass, the ‘Chambre à Livres’ was made to measure for Barbezat’s Parisian apartment to hold his rare book collection.
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