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

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