highlights from design miami/basel, 2019

Mathieu Lehanneur presents Inverted Gravity, Photo: James Harris

Design Miami’s partner event in Basel, Switzerland brought together the most illustrious gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture. Forty-three international galleries presented at the fourteenth edition of Design Miami/Basel, along with thirteen Curio presentations, the most in the fair’s history. Among the works on view were debut contemporary pieces, rare masterpieces, classic mid-twentieth-century furniture, and solo shows from historical and contemporary designers. Additionally, the fair’s overall theme of Elements: Earth resonated through various installations and displays, highlighting the grim realities of climate change.

From furniture that seemingly defied gravity to larger than life installations, the collections at Design Miami/ Basel elicited intrigue and inspired joy. Camp Design Gallery collaborated with Adam Nathaniel Furman on a project titled ‘Three Characters in the Second Act: The Royal Family’ – focusing on contemporary collectible design which featured intricately patterned surfaces and intriguing architecture. Olga Engel displayed her whimsical, dream-like furniture which personified her childhood memories, while Nordic fables and fairytales served as inspiration for Kim Simonsson’s Moss People sculptures. Here is a round-up of what caught our attention at Design Miami/Basel – 

Joseph Walsh Studio presents Magnus V, Photo: James Harris
Jason Jacques Gallery presents Moss Tower by Kim Simonsson, Photo: James Harris
Gallery ALL, Photo: James Harris
Etage Projects presents A Million Times and Leaking Fountain by FOS and Piano by Guillermo Santomá, Photo: James Harris
Camp Design Gallery presents Three Characters in the Second Act: The Royal Family by Adam Nathaniel Furman, Photo: James Harris
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Photo: James Harris
Armel Soyer presents Remember by Olga Engel, Photo: James Harris
Mercado Moderno, Photo: James Harris
Functional Art Gallery, Photo: James Harris

 

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Nuriyah Johar is a Mumbai-based content writer. Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and a Diploma in Interior Design, she wishes to explore the path of writing about art and design. Nuriyah loves pop culture and spends most of her time watching Shark Tank reruns.