Design Miami 2015

Design Miami is one of the global forums for design. Each fair brings together a selection of 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 one of the premier venues for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.

Running form the 2nd – 6th December, the fair offered works from galleries based on five continents specialising in everything from classic early twentieth century design to the conceptual cutting edge. Featured work ranged from full-sized architectural elements to delicate jewellery, by designers from as far afield as the Philippines and Japan, South Africa and Brazil. The presentations of the exhibiting galleries was supported by an extensive program of satellite projects, collaborations and commissions, which this year included a number of installations, exhibitions, dynamic talks, and innovative retail concepts.

This year also saw a number of firsts for the fair. The abiding strength of interest in design from Brazil was marked by the inaugural participation of Firma Casa from São Paulo. Design Miami’s dedication to supporting young and emerging design talent took a new turn as the fair also partnered with Harvard University Graduate School of Design on a unique pavilion commission. This commission represents the first time Design Miami has collaborated with a school and the first design competition organised by the fair.

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Image left: Galerie VIVD/ Rotterdam, Credit: James Harris

Below: Sarah Myerscough Gallery/London, Credit: James Harris

Below: Firma Casa/ São Paulo, Credit: James Harris

Below: Friedman Benda/ New York, Credit: James Harris

Below: Galerie Philippe Gravier/ Paris, Credit: James Harris

Below: Gallery ALL/ Beijing & Los Angeles, Credit: James Harris

Below: Sarah Myerscough Gallery/London, Credit: James Harris

Below: ammann//gallery/ Cologne, Credit: James Harris

Below: Pierre Marie Giraud/ Brussels, Credit: James Harris