Design Miami in Basel: 2016 Design at Large – The upcoming Art Basel Miami/Design 2016 edition is the global forum for design and you will want to put this design event in your calendar. In only one fair, you will find the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce.
The 2016 Design at Largeis on of the event contest and the program will focus on the theme of Landscape, exploring the connections between the built and natural worlds from a literal, poetic, scientific or technological perspective. Discover everything with Design Limited Edition!
You can’t miss this huge event between June 14 and 19!
Design at Large program will celebrate the beauty and bounty of nature through the varied perspectives of the participants. Discover the perspectives that we’ve selected for you:
The Armadillo Tea Pavilion is designed as an independent shell structure, for use indoors and outdoors. The modularity of components provides freedom to configure the tea canopy to suit a number of arrangements, which can be expanded when using additional shells. Be it an informal garden enclosure, playroom, pavilion, or place of reflection, the canopy is designed to be structurally independent, and can be installed as a freestanding element, with the possibility of additional anchoring where desired.
ThePP Trees by Tom Priceare both an expression of the capabilities of the material from which they are made – polypropylene pipe – and also an examination of attitudes towards plastics and our perception of beauty. The trees are not intended to be accurate representations of natural forms but instead attempt to evoke an atmosphere similar to what one might experience standing amid a cluster of cherry trees in full bloom.
Though made entirely from re-appropriated polypropylene pipes and cable ties, the delicate play of light and gracefulness of the formed tubes reveals something of the natural and otherwise hidden beauty of the materials, encouraging us to look beyond their intended application and appreciate the poetic potential of the banal.
Masatoshi Izumi & Koichi Hara’s Stone Tea House Meditative Alcove presented by Gallery Japonesque is simultaneously plainly present and subliminally absent. The meditation space, tea house, is a stone shell remnant from the removal of a large block of stone. The room like the skin left behind in molting is a shell, protective and powerful for the person within.
Design Miami/ is more than a marketplace for design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first-century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. Each show balances exclusive commercial opportunities with progressive cultural programming, creating exciting collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects.