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Brief Published: 24 Nov 2016

Preview: Design Miami/Art Basel 2016

Flotsam & Jetsam 3D-printed pavilion

Once again the international art and design worlds are set to descend on Miami for a week of fine art shows, design installations and events [November 30 – December 4]. We preview some highlights.

  • Design Miami: Alongside the 31 leading design galleries exhibiting, New York-based Shop Architects – who won this year’s Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award – will unveil a monumental 3D-printed outdoor pavilion made of bamboo fibre, titled Flotsam & Jetsam. Our 2017: Look Ahead report features this project with further examples that bring industrial processes together with biodegradable materials.

    Airbnb is partnering with Mexico City-based design studio Pedro&Juana for Sobremesa – a shared space inspired by the Mexican tradition of enjoying casual conversation around the table after a meal. Similarly convivially focused, German architect Ole Scheeren has partnered with New York gourmet grocer Dean & DeLuca on a high-tech food retail concept titled Stage. 
  • Art Basel: Of the 269 international galleries exhibiting, we’re especially looking forward to London/New York-based Lisson Gallery’s showcase of work by British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor, as well as paintings by iconic Cuban artist Carmen Herrera.

    Also set to make an impact are the 20 international artists that will publicly exhibit new Instagram-ready works in Miami’s Collins Park. Highlights include Mirage by French artist Jean-Marie Appriou, which consists of four three-metre-high aluminum sculptures of camels standing on their own reflections, as if in a mirage, and Miami Mountain by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, which features five brightly painted stacked boulders.

Look out for our forthcoming Design Miami, Art Basel and Miami Brand Activations round-ups.