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, CEOof Boca do Loboand partner brands.
By continuously expanding and enriching its program, Design Miami/seeks to not only satisfy the demand for a high-end designfair, 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 Talksinvite 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 Visionaryaward 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:
3-4 PM 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
1:30–2:30PM 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
3–5:30PM 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
6–7PM Color Form and Space
Guests:Piero Lissoni/ Italian Master Architect Yvette Mattern/ Artist Yvonne Force Villareal/ Co-Founder, Art Production Fund
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2/
2–3PM Be Yourself
Guests: Daniel Lismore/ Artist, Stylist, Designer
Paula Wallace/ President and Founder, Savannah College of Art and Design
6PM Youth Culture and the Next Era in Design
Guests:Virgil Abloh/ Designer and Chief Creative Director of Off-WhiteTM Misha Kahn/ Designer Philippe Malouin/ Industrial Designer
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.