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Design Miami/ Basel celebrates its 10th year. the first showcased 15 galleries, this year features 45 of the world’s leading design galleries including 12 of its founding members and a number of newcomers to the fair – iconic designers from the 20th century alongside contemporary designers exhibited at the fair for the first time.
galerie kreo presents designers muller van severen and julie richoz; ornamentum offers a look into the work of american silversmith jaydan moore; gallery all from beijing displays the works of naihan li, zhouhjie zhang and trent jansen in their first outing as a design miami/ gallery; and a host of lebanese designers, most of which have never exhibited at the fair, will be represented by art factum gallery, including david nicolas , marc baroud, marc dibeh, mary-lynn massoud, rasha nawam, carlo massoud and karim chaya. art factum gallery is joined by fellow lebanese gallery carwan, showing a solo exhibition of the works of karen chekerdjian, also a design miami/ first-timer.
console | gio ponti | nilufar gallery |1929
designed by gio ponti, made for a private commission. these furnishings were conceived by gio ponti as prototypes for “casa di moda” and for “casa all’italiana”, where taste and high quality craftsmanship find their best expression. among these models many in briar root, polished walnut, with bronze decorations, will be part of the limited series “domus nova” set up by gio ponti for the rinascente stores.
catherine esca | porky hefer | southern guild | 2015
catherine esca brings to life cape town designer porky hefer’s fascination with human-scale, animal-inspired environments – a bold statement in leather and sheepskin inspired by the deep-sea anglerfish.
synthesis | tom price | victor hunt designart dealer | 2015
sculpture table | luiza miller de andrada | magen h gallery | c 1970
transform confessional screen | karen chekerdjian | carwan gallery | 2015
beirut’s carwan gallery presents ‘trans|form’, a three-part collection of limited-edition objects by lebanese designer karen chekerdjian, explores the idea of function-based metamorphism. instilled with an innate sense of liminality — a transitional stage in a process — each piece is in a state of constant, perpetual change and mutation. a vase becomes a hunk of solid metal, a dining table is also a rock formation, a platform morphs into a lamp. the plurality of materials and functions engage in an uninterrupted dialogue with their environments, which help ground the forms within a contextual framework.
in addition to the robust offerings from new designers in the gallery program, the swarovski designers of the future award highlights three new designers/design studios in this first edition carrying the crystal house’s moniker.
[ design galleries ]
Art Factum Gallery
Caroline Van Hoek
Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Cristina Grajales Gallery
Dansk Mobelkunst Gallery
Erastudio & Apartment Gallery
Galerie Eric Philippe
Galerie Jacques Lacoste
Galerie Maria Wettergren
Galerie Matthieu Richard
Galerie Pascal Cuisinier
Galerie Patrick Seguin
Galleria Rossella Colombari
LAFFANOUR – Galerie
Louisa Guinness Gallery
Magen H Gallery
Patrick Parrish Gallery
Pierre Marie Giraud
R & Company
Sarah Myerscough Gallery
Thomas Fritsch – ARTRIUM
Victor Hunt Designart Dealer
Schedule of Events
Design Miami/ Basel 16-21 June 2015
Public Show Days
June 16-17/ 10am-8pm
June 18-19/ 10am-7pm
June 20-21/ 11am-7pm
Preview Day: Monday, 15 June (by invitation only)
Press Conference and Preview: 2:30p
Collectors Preview: 12noon – 5p
Location: Hall 1 Süd, Messeplatz, Basel, Switzerland
[ Design Miami/ ] is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design. For more information, please visit www.designmiami.com
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[ Swarovski ] fFounded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. Now celebrating its 120th anniversary and run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach with approximately 2,560 stores in around 170 countries, more than 25,000 employees. In 2014, the Group generated revenue of about 3.05 billion euros and employed more than 30,000 people. The Swarovski Foundation was set up in 2012 to honor the philanthropic spirit of founder Daniel Swarovski. Its mission is to support creativity and culture, promote well-being and conserve natural resources.
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Design Miami/ Basel 2015
Jun 16-21, 2015
Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel