Tables that dream of being lights, weird creatures from another planet, a glittering disco chair, and a clay celebration of African womanhood… We picked seven bold and surreal furniture designs in Miami.
Design Miami 2021 focuses on human-based projects. From ceramic vessels reinterpreting the African diaspora to ‘floral’ cabinets exploring ideas of ephemerality, decay, and more.
Would you take a nap hugging a polar bear or finding a comfy space between a white shark jaws? Probably YES if your cuddling mate is one of Porky Hefer’s creations!
Molecules, ‘Magodi’ hairstyles and heroic grandmas inspired South African designers launching African-pop furnitures in Miami.
Anthropomorphic hairy chaises, fantastical beaded chairs and fungi, and hand-layered liquid clay accretion vases. The Haas Brothers: Ferngully exhibition brings an in-wonderland flora and fauna to Miami.
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.
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.
South African designers Porky Hefer created hanging seatings inspired by marine creatures. The series supports local makers with an environmental message.