DesignMiami2020 – Usually, this time of the year, the world of design descends upon the so-called Magic City to attend Miami Design Week. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, DesignMiami/2020 goes hybrid with the DesignMiami/Podium main physical exhibition exploring the real meaning of America within and beyond the US borders as well as installations across Miami Design District. The fair launches also new digital platforms and channels, expanding online opportunities.
“With DesignMiami/Podium we are excited to be able to offer not only our debut digital incarnation of our fair, but also a moment to physically come together, safely, to celebrate design and showcase the work of some of the world’s most talented designers.” Says Jennifer Roberts, CEO of DesignMiami/.
Take a virtual tour of Design Miami/Podium, the new selling-exhibition concept conceived by curatorial director Aric Chen at . Using 3D software, visitors can explore the exhibition in its real-world space in Miami. Everything at Podium is available for purchase. Visitors simply hover over the image to obtain details and price information, and then click through to the dedicated e-commerce page.
Design Miami/Shop features a curated selection of one-of-a-kind, limited edition, and small-batch production design objects from both Design Miami’s gallery partners and some of the most reputable design galleries in the world.
The DesignMiami/Talks Forum also goes digital in 2020 with an expansive schedule of virtual talks across 10 days all streamed on line. Check the full schedule here and re-watch the past talks on YouTube.
Rethinking “American” Design examines how new narratives and histories of design are being constructed just as notions of “America” itself are being questioned, challenged, and revised. Other talk focuses on the legacy of Shaker culture in American post-pandemic design.
Dezeen hosted a conversation with Tatiana Bilbao, Venezuelan-born architect Calros Zapata and Ecuadorian developer Joseph Schwarzkopf exploring how the city of Miami came to be informally known as “the capital of Latin America”.
In the talk “Africa’s at the forefront of design innovation” leading architects and designers who share their insights on the continent’s leaders advancing conversations into the next decade and on the emerging talents that we should keep our eye on. In collaboration with Lexus and Whitewall Art.
All photos by Kris Tamburello – Courtesy of DesignMiami/.