Art

Safety First at Design Miami

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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.

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Jean Prouvé, Cité Universitaire Jean Zay (1954), at the Galerie Patrick Seguin booth
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Installation view, Laffanour – Galerie Downtown booth
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Detail view, Lindsey Adelman, “Catch” ceiling lamp (2013), at the Nilufar Gallery booth
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Detail view, Lindsey Adelman, “Cherry Bomb” ceiling lamps (2014), at the Nilufar Gallery booth
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Vincenzo De Cotiis, “Mirror VDC14_03” (2014), at the Carwan Gallery booth
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George Nakashima, Kornblut case (2014), at the Moderne Gallery booth
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Janne Kyttanen, “A Void” stool (2014), at the Galerie VIVID booth
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Installation view, Jason Jacques Inc. booth
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Sebastian Errazuriz, “Wave Cabinet” (2014), at the Cristina Grajales Gallery booth
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Detail view, Johannes Hemann, “Storm Series” standing light (2014), at the Victor Hunt Designart Dealer booth
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Detail view, RO/LU, “Surfaces on which your setting and sitting will be uncertain” (2014), at Patrick Parrish Gallery Design Curio
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Jeff Zimmerman, “Snow Crystal” chandelier (2014), at the R & Company booth
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Mathias Bengtsson, “Growth Table” (2014), at the Galeria Maria Wettergren booth
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Studio Job, “Chartres” (2009-2012), at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery booth
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Studio Job, “Big Ben (Aftermath)” (2009), at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery booth
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Installation view, Galerie kreo booth

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

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