Eighth Edition of Design Miami


Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Design Miami is the global fair dedicated to design culture and commerce that brings together the most eminent professionals of the market such as designers, collectors, gallerists and curators from all over the globe.

From December 5th to 9th its eight edition,

whose main sponsor is Swaroski Crystal Palacewill be open to public and will focus both on iconic and emerging design.

It will prove once again its leading role as far as 20th and 21st century design is concerned and will be the chance to find a meeting place for both patrons and creative, according to Marianne Goebl, Director of Design Miami.

The pavilion where the audience will be welcomed is ‘Drift’, an environment made of inflatable tubes created by the studio ‘Snarkitecture’, which will be enlightened from the sunlight coming from the openings above. The tortuous entrance to the fair will also provide a meeting and relaxing space in the courtyard seating installation.

As usual, this edition will offer a wide international overview with countries as Israel and Germany participating for the first time but will highly focus on American design too, while another main subject will be the inspiration by nature with glass and ceramic works by

Jason Jacques Inc., pieces by Jean RoyéreNoé Duchaufour

and benches within a garden environment at Cristina Grajales Gallery.

Ritsue Mishima, Pieke Bergmans and Sylvain Willenz will all show experimental glass pieces while the galleries Nilufar, Rossella Colombari and Antonella Villanova will display works by Italian designers such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gio’ Ponti, and Carlo Mollino, just to name a few, and the hand crafted jewellery by Delfina Delettrez Fendi.

The fair will also include a pop-up restaurant where the visitors can taste snacks and hot and cold dishes by chefs Michael Schwartz and Hedy Goldsmith.

Finally, the fair’s schedule will feature also solo exhibition of contemporary design at the platform ‘Design On/Site’ and as well as a series of event such as ‘Design Talks’, ‘Design Performances’, ‘Design Satellites’,

and ‘2012 Designer of the Year’.