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Design Miami
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Design Miami

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach

A new program of galleries, exhibitions and events to celebrate the fair's 10th edition; names Peter Marino the recipient of the first Design Visionary award, and commissions Jonathan Muecke to create the Design Miami/ 2014 Pavilion.

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Ten years ago, a small fair for collectible design named design.05 Miami launched concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach . Located in the Moore Building in the Miami D esign D istrict , it offered a selection of fifteen invited exhibitors, with the stated aim of bringing museum - qu ality galleries together with the best collectors, connoisseurs, and designers from around the world in one of the premier destinations for art and design.

Remaining true to that aim , t h e intervening decade has seen the blossoming and expansion of the fair alongside the market for collectible design , evidenc ed by the number of participating galleries , which ha s almost tripled in that period. As it has matured, Design Miami/ has lead the field in establish ing new global standards for creative and inspiring exhibition s , turning the fair into a n essential destination for the design press and enthusiasts as well as collectors.

Rodman Primack, Execu tive Director of Design Miami/ stated, “ T he fair grew out of the need for a consolidated marketplace that would act as a platform to showcase the range and strength of wha t was then a fledgling market.” Adding, “Since then, the collectible design market has really changed in scale; it’s internationalize d and diversified, and this is reflected very clearly in the fair. Design Miami / has changed the way galleries engage with their audiences. I am excited to see this ecosystem bringing so many distinct viewpoints and aesthetics together.”

The burgeoning interest in c ontemporary design from around the US is particularly evident this year , with the invitation of first - time participants Edward Cella Art+Architecture of LA and Gallery Diet of Miami . These two newcomers to the fair are joined by ret urning participants Volume Gallery, Chicago and Johnson Trading Gallery from New York. Design Miami/ 2014 also welcomes regular participants of the Basel fair, Galleria O . , Rome, specializing in Italian twentieth century and international contemporary design, Galerie Pascal Cuisinier from Paris , with their focus on French design from the 1950s , Carwan Gallery, Beirut, emphasizing work from Western designers interpreting Middle Eastern craf t and Nilufar Gallery , Milan, known for Italian postwar design.

The Miami fair and its Basel sibling have maintained strong bonds with the founding galleries that participated in th at first design.05 Miami. Eleven founding galleries of the original fifteen – including the previously mentioned Nilufar Gallery , Casati Gallery , Cristina Grajales Gallery , Demisch Danant, Galerie k reo, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jousse Entreprise, LAFFANOUR - Galerie Downtown, Magen H Gallery , R & Co mpany and Hostler Burrows – will be participating in Design Miami/ 2014.

Zesty Meyers, Principal of R & Company, New York commented, “I think what we’ve accomplished in ten years is amazing. Design Miami / and Design Miami / Basel have brought a global audience to us: because of them, I don’t know what languages will be spoken in my gallery today. The power of acting under the Design Miami / umbrella as a group of galleries attracts buyers that we’d never attract individually – we keep on getting first time buyers. Because of the clients we have through Design Miami / , we can invest in scholarship and research; we can publish major books and hold museum shows. At a certain point, these pieces we are selling from the twentieth ce ntury will be gone – we’re saving history with these works, and creating future history with the contemporary.”

Equally excited by the future as it is inspired by the past , Design Miami/ is launching two new forward - looking initiatives this year: the exhibition strand Design Curio , and the Design Visionary award.
Conceived as contemporary cabinets of curiosity, the four independently curated Design Curio booths scattered throughout the fair will take the widest possible view of design practice . They will go beyond the scope of collectible design to embrace diverse fields from science and technology , to handcraft , and from unrealized prototypes to esoteric collections.

The new Design Visionary a ward from Design Miami/ celebrates individuals who have significantly contributed to the field of design , such as collectors, curators, architects and luminaries who influence and are engaged in design in the broadest sense. T he laureate of the Design Visi onary a ward is recognized as having a continued, tangible and lasting i mpact.

The inaugural Design Visionary a ward will be presented to Peter Marino in December 2014 . With this award, Design Miami/ recogniz es Marino for his achievements as an architect, fo r his knowledge and status as a collector of design, art and the decorative arts, and for the impact he has had as an advisor on contemporary and twentieth century design to his numerous clients.

At Design Miami/ 2014, Marino will be the subject of an exhibition celebrating his multiple roles within the world of design. In a stand - alone display space designed by the architect, the exhibition will feature antique and contemporary chairs from his collection, architectural maquettes and images , and his series of cast bronze boxes.

Minneapolis - based designe r Jonathan Muecke has been commissioned to create the Pavilion for the tenth anniversary of Design Miami/.
The Design Miami/ Pavilion C ommission has become an important feature of the fair. An ephemeral extension of the fair space itself, the pavilion is at once an exhibit and a piece of functional temporary architecture. While the commission is traditionally given to an early career architect or studio, for its tenth anniversary Design Miami/ has selected a designer whose practice reflects the multifacete d nature of the fair itself.

Jonathan Muecke studied architecture at Iowa State, interning at the architectural office of Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland before studying design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Muecke has evolved a design practice that resists standard divisions between design, art and architecture, instead focusing on refined forms that investigate notions of positive and negative space, positional relationships to structures and the innate desire to read notions of functionality into objects that relate to human scale.

Centered around a double - layered circular structure with apertures at both poles, Jonathan Muecke’ s Design Miami Pavilion ( DMP ) is designed on a human scale, rejecting monumentality in favor of lightness and variability. Filtered through a translucent canopy that shelters the whole structure, light will bounce off the curved and colored surfaces of the pavilion – complementary tones of red and green within, primary blue and yellow without – creating a shifting topography of reflected color. Seamlessly shaped seating units made from composite will allow visitors a moment of quiet reflection in a space co nceived in part as a refuge from the hyper - stimulating environment of the fair itself.

For press enquiries, please contact:
Farris Bukhari-Communications Manager, Design Miami tel +1 786 8714872

Preview Day (by invitation only) Tuesday December 2
Press Conference 2:30pm
Collectors Preview 12-6pm
Vernissage 6-8pm

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Public Hours of Admission
December 3-4, 10am-8pm
December 5, 11am-8pm
December 6, 12-8pm
December 7, 12-6pm
General Admission: USD 25
Students & Senior Citizens: USD 20
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