Design Miami 2016 Officially Starts Today!
My Design Agenda had the opportunity to attend Design Miami 2016‘s opening press conference that took place yesterday with the presence of the CEO, Jennifer Roberts. A pleasurable and interesting event with the company of some of the biggest names on the design industry, one of them Amândio Pereira, CEO of Boca do Lobo and partner brands.
By continuously expanding and enriching its program, Design Miami/ seeks to not only satisfy the demand for a high-end design fair, but also to broaden awareness of modern and contemporary design, fuel the market for collectible design, and provide an exciting yet accessible destination for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
This year’s program, once again, has a wide range of Design Talks that will remain throughtout the week. These Design Talks invite the world’s best designers, creatives and critics to cover the most compelling current topics of the design industry. Design Miami wants to offer high-quality exhibitions with new platforms such as Curio, wants to celebrate the individuals who have significantly contributed to the field of design with the Design Visionary award and wants to support and show off the best galleries in the world. A one-of-a kind experience to get to know the most relevant trends on interior design and learn more about the industry insights. The official opening starts today and we couldn’t be more excited.
Here are some of the conferences you can’t miss at Design Miami 2016:
Wednesday, 30 November
Design For Survival: Weighing Ideals and Realities for Sustainable Goals
Guests: Yves Béhar/ Founder and Principal Designer, fuseproject, and Co-founder, August
Aaron Dorf/ Project Director, Architect, Snøhetta
Weiping Wu/ Professor and Director, Urban Planning Program, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Kulapat Yantrasast/ Founding Partner and Creative Director, wHY
Thursday, December 1
Learning From the Past to Change the Future
Guests: Prasad Boradkar/ Professor and Director at Arizona State University, Design Lead at Google, Advanced Technology and Projects
Abrima Erwiah/ President and Co-Founder, Studio One Eighty Nine Terrol
Drew Johnson/ CEO and President, Tohono O’odham Community Action
Manvendra Singh/ Culture Conservationist
A Scietific Spirit: Symposium on Emergent Design Strategies
Guests: Nick Gelpi/ Principal, GELPI Projects LLC and Assistant Professor of Architecture, Florida International University
Andrew Kudless/ Associate Professor, California College of the Arts, Founder, Matsys
Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud/ Founders of Kneip
Oana Stanescu/ Founding Partner FAMILY New York, Friend of +Pool
Skylar Tibbits/ Co-Director, Self-Assembly Lab, MIT, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Architecture
Louisa Zahareas/ Conceptual Designer
Color Form and Space
Guests: Piero Lissoni/ Italian Master Architect
Yvette Mattern/ Artist
Yvonne Force Villareal/ Co-Founder, Art Production Fund
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2/
Guests: Daniel Lismore/ Artist, Stylist, Designer
Paula Wallace/ President and Founder, Savannah College of Art and Design
If you have time to attend each one, we advise you to! The multicultural diversity on Design Miami 2016 will blow your mind! It will be the perfect balance between industrial design and culture, that mixed together create new visions and perspectives on interior design.
Article by: Sara Magno
See also: Patrick Seguin at Design Miami 2016
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