Roman Lounge by Dimore Studio for Fendi (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

MIAMI BEACH — In its tenth year, Design Miami again enjoyed a prime location across the street from the center of the Miami universe, Art Basel Miami Beach. Presentations at the show featured design objects ranging from familiar midcentury modern classics to contemporary luxury objects bordering on the obscene.

Overall, the fair was a successful, if safe, snapshot of the design world today. Unlike the more international art fair across the street, the galleries represented at Design Miami were almost exclusively North American and European, which may explain some of the homogeneity of the installations. Standouts of the fair included some of-the-moment lighting designs by Lindsey Adelman and Jeff Zimmerman as well as more experimental computer-aided furniture designs by Janne Kyttanen and Mathias Bengtsson.

Jean Prouvé, Cité Universitaire Jean Zay (1954), at the Galerie Patrick Seguin booth

Installation view, Laffanour – Galerie Downtown booth

Detail view, Lindsey Adelman, “Catch” ceiling lamp (2013), at the Nilufar Gallery booth

Detail view, Lindsey Adelman, “Cherry Bomb” ceiling lamps (2014), at the Nilufar Gallery booth

Vincenzo De Cotiis, “Mirror VDC14_03” (2014), at the Carwan Gallery booth

George Nakashima, Kornblut case (2014), at the Moderne Gallery booth

Janne Kyttanen, “A Void” stool (2014), at the Galerie VIVID booth

Installation view, Jason Jacques Inc. booth

Sebastian Errazuriz, “Wave Cabinet” (2014), at the Cristina Grajales Gallery booth

Detail view, Johannes Hemann, “Storm Series” standing light (2014), at the Victor Hunt Designart Dealer booth

Detail view, RO/LU, “Surfaces on which your setting and sitting will be uncertain” (2014), at Patrick Parrish Gallery Design Curio

Jeff Zimmerman, “Snow Crystal” chandelier (2014), at the R & Company booth

Mathias Bengtsson, “Growth Table” (2014), at the Galeria Maria Wettergren booth

Studio Job, “Chartres” (2009-2012), at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery booth

Studio Job, “Big Ben (Aftermath)” (2009), at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery booth

Installation view, Galerie kreo booth

Design Miami (Meridian Avenue & 19th Street, Miami Beach) ran December 3–7.

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Michael Groth is a designer and photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. His work can be found online at and