Highlights from Design Miami/Basel, 2019
- 26 Jun '19
- 9:30 am by Nuriyah Johar
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 –