Design Miami/Basel 2021 rethinks the relationship between humans, nature and human nature

Joseph Walsh Studio @ Design Miami/ Basel 2021 - Photo by James Harris

Design Miami/Basel 2021: Space Age-inspired parametric sofas, blackhole mirrors between the parallel universe and the antiverse and a constellation of lighting designs blooming in mid-air. We round up 12 must-see best exhibitions on show.

Mischer’traxler creates The Curiosity Cloud installation for Maison Perrier-Jouët at DesignMiami

Perrier Jouët presents "Curiosity Cloud" By Mischer'traxler at Design Miami/ 2020 - All photos by Getty.

Hand-crafted insects are trapped in the lightbulbs of The Curiosity Cloud chandelier by Austrian duo mischer’traxler who invite to reflect on the relationship between man and nature, the impact of human activity and the importance of biodiversity.

DesignMiami/ 2020 asks what does America mean through the lens of design and crafts

DesignMiami 2020 - DesignMiami Podium - Photo by Kris 2Tamburello.

DesignMiami/ 2020: from Shakers objects to Black Live Matters-inspired works, but also Native Indian textiles, the new generation of immigrant American designers and dinosaurs’ skeletons. Aric Chen curates DesignMiami/ Podium, the fair’s major phygital exhibition.

Zaha Hadid Architects’ One Thousand Museum tower in Miami photographed by Hufton+Crow

One Thousand Museum skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects in Miami - Photo ©Hufton+Crow.

The One Thousand Museum skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects features a hurricane-proof structural concrete exoskeleton with a fluid design. The 62-storey residential tower opposite Museum Park in Miami offers views across Biscayne Bay which includes the city’s new art and science museums.

Elmgreen & Dragset’s BENT POOL in Miami invites to reflect on climate change

Bent Pool by Elmgreen & Dragset in Miami Pride Park - Photo by Robin Hill.

Miami Beach is renown for fancy pool parties. The new BENT POOL permanent sculpture is a reminder of the city’s endangered future due to flooding and rising sea level. Located in Pride Park, the monument pays also homage to the LGBT+ historical contribution to Miami cultural fabric.

6 fashion empowered designs at Miami design week

Crosby Studio's BALENCIAGA SOFA by Harry NurIev in collaboration with Balenciaga - Photo by James Harris.

6 fashion empowered designs in Miami: FENDI architectural installation, Sasha Bikoff’s furniture collection inspired by Gianni and Donatella Versace’s fascination with the city, Crosby Studios’ ‘upcycled’ Balenciaga sofa and more…

‘Metamorphosis’ installation by Andrea Mancuso for champagne Perrier Jouët in Miami

Perrier Jouët's METAMORPHOSIS installation by Andrea Mancuso @ DesignMiami/ 2019 - Courtesy of Maison Perrier Jouët.

Champagne Perrier Jouët renews the dialogue between nature, champagne and design with Andrea Mancuso’s ‘Metamorphosis’ installation at DesignMiami/ 2019. The designer explores the metamorphoses of nature and the way the Maison transforms grapes into champagne using over 200 years of savoir-faire.

10 aquatic exhibitions tuning with DesignMiami/’s main theme ‘ELEMENT: WATER’

Gallery ALL @ DesignMiami - Photo by James Harris

Sinking furniture reminding of Venice challenging tasks and iceberg-like pottery going beyond the natural-artificial dichotomy… 10 aquatic exhibitions at DesignMiami/ 2019.

Miami Art Week 2019: 12 highlights empowered by architecture and design

Pink Beasts by Fernando Laposse @ Miami Design District - Photo via @miami_tips on IG by @gnazzogroup.

A tribute to Lina Bo Bardi at Art Basel Miami, crafted pink beasts in the city’s design district and a brand new museum dedicated to the urban imprint of graffiti culture. 12 not-to-be.-missed fairs, exhibitions and installations at Miami Art Week 2019.

Design Miami/ Basel 2019: 7 sustainable installations exploring future design scenarios

Magnus V by Joseph Walsh Studio @ Design Miami:​ Basel 2019 - Photo by James Harris, courtesy of Design Miami:​ Basel.

A ribbon-like sculpture taking olive wood to the extreme, an installation inspired by Brazilian urban birds’ architectural ‘woven’ nests and more. Design Miami/ Basel 2019 focuses on how designers can help to shape a more sustainable future.

Miami 2018: 7 must-visit exhibitions blending art with design and architecture

Miami 2018. Derrick Adams’ America’s Playground' installation at Faena Festival - Photo by Kris Tamburello, courtesy of Faena Art.

Miami 2018: ArtBasel and DesignMiami/ but also The Haas Brothers’ hallucinogenic creatures at the Bass Museum and the free-to-all Faena Festival aiming to unite rather then divide. If you are in town blend in with the creative vibe!

DesignMiami 2018: 12 exquisite and quirky designs on show

Design Miami 2018 - Photo by James Harris; courtesy of DesignMiami 2018

Copper and gold vessels mirroring dysfunctional relationships, furniture made with discarded flowers, a re-interpreted windowless office for Russian interns and Walt Disney’s 1930’s animation studios. 12 out-of-the-box designs at DesignMiami 2018, starting from an installation supporting immigrants’ families divided at the US-Mexico Border.

7 poetic designs on show at Design Miami/ Basel 2018

Porky Hefer for Southern Guid - Photo by James Harris.

Snuggle-up alcoves within endangered monsters’ hugs, bespoke thrones in a barn and ‘watercoloured’ furniture… 7 poetic designs debuting at Design Miami/ Basel 2018.

Miami Art and Design Week 2017: the best collateral events and exhibitions

Miami Art and Design Week 2017. Ugo Rondinone's exhibition "good evening beautiful blue" - Photo by Zachary Balber, courtesy of the artist and The Bass.

Luminous sculptures made of drones, Carsten Höller’s double club for Prada and a 45 clowns posing in a sunset-gradient hued room. Miami Art and Design Week 2017 takes over the city, starting from Arata Isozaki’s Bass Museum and ICA Miami’s new home.

12 must-see exhibitions and installations at DesignMiami/ 2017

DesignMiami/ 2017: FENDI - Photo by James Harris

Cutting edge robotic printing, Shaker furniture, Space Age and Desert Modernism. DesignMiami/ 2017 is bigger in size… and less flamboyant. Did the fair sober up from last year’s extravaganza?

Asymmetrical Symmetry: Friedman Benda previews 2017 design-shows in Miami

Asymmetrical Symmetry - Photo by Adam Reich, Courtesy of Friedman Benda.

At DesignMiami/, New York City gallery Friedman Benda previewed 2017 solo exhibitions with Asymmetrical Symmetry: two parallel design settings juxtaposing frenzy mood with sober style, non-traditional materials with natural ingredients.

7 must-see exhibitions at DesignMiami/ 2016

DesignMiami/2016 - Photo by James Harris, all images courtesy of DesignMiami/.

DesignMiami/ 2016: a 3d-printed wooden pavilion, spiky foam chairs and a delicatessen theatre. Make sure not to miss these 7 exhibitions and installations on show in the so-called Magic City.

Ten unexpected creatures take over DesignMiami/ 2016

Mini beasts by The Haas Brothers - Corutesy of Joe Kramm and R & Company.

DesignMiami/ 2016 kicked off. We selected ten unexpected creatures on show: from Nordic leprechauns to golden mammoth skeletons but also funky African monsters and in-wonderland cabinets.