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Design Miami/ Basel 2022 Now Open

Design Miami/ Basel 2022 Now Open

14-19 June 2022

For its sixteenth edition, Design Miami/ Basel explores the theme The Golden Age. Alongside presentations from 34 of the world's leading galleries and 18 Curio exhibitions, the fair presents the first Podium exhibition in Basel, and an exciting series of Special Satellite Projects, digital and in-person talks.

Exhibitor Highlights/

Best in Show Awards

Design Miami/ is delighted to announce the award winners for this year's Basel fair:

Best Gallery: Morentz

Exhibiting for the first time at Design Miami/ Basel, Netherlands-based Morentz has won the Best Gallery Presentation award. According to advisor Simon Andrews, “Their skillfully curated, atmospherically staged installation of rare and diverse works celebrates the very best of international mid-century design, intuitively uniting Nordic, Italian, American, and Brazilian expressions.”

Morentz at Design Miami Basel 2022. Photo credit - James Harris
Morentz at Design Miami Basel 2022. Photo credit - James Harris

Best Curio: FAINA Gallery

The award for Best Curio Presentation goes to Ukrainian-born, Belgian-based designer Victoria Yakusha of FAINA Gallery. Her Stepping on Ukrainian Soil installation features a two-and-a-half-meter handwoven tapestry that symbolizes the deep, unbreakable connection between Ukrainians and the soil of their homeland.

FAINA Curio at Design Miami/ Basel 2022. Photo credit - James Harris
FAINA Curio at Design Miami/ Basel 2022. Photo credit - James Harris

Best Historic Object: Galerie Meubles et Lumières - Office Set of Pierre Poutout, 1970

The fair’s Best Historic Object award winner is a suite of office furniture designed by Pierre Poutout, presented by Galerie Meubles et Lumières in Paris. According to architect Lee Mindel, “This low slung office suite—three chairs, a console, and a Calder-shaped desk—is an historic reminder of 1970s-era, avant-garde French architecture. The desk is anchored to the floor only by a flat steel plate. The comfortable chairs have a gyroscope base that adjusts to any position. Each piece is an engineering feat that appears to defy gravity. And the ensemble is a gesamtkunstwerk that celebrates the integration of design and architecture.”

Office Set by Pierre Poutout, presented by Galerie Meubles et Lumières at Design Miami Basel 2022. Photo copyright - World Red Eye for Design Miami Basel
Office Set by Pierre Poutout, presented by Galerie Meubles et Lumières at Design Miami Basel 2022. Photo copyright - World Red Eye for Design Miami Basel

Best Contemporary Object:  Maria Wettergren - Astrid Krogh Planet, 2021

And finally we have the Best Contemporary Object: Danish artist-designer Astrid Krogh’s Planet, presented by Galerie Maria Wettergren in Paris. Architect Lee Mindel explains: “From a land where light can be either overabundant or totally scarce, Krogh has created an abstract expression of the science and art of the universe. Made of gold leaf, silver, platinum, aluminum, and fiber optics—with its sweeping flux of moving light and various vibrating surfaces—Krogh’s Planet is a pulsating feast for the eyes.”

Planet by Astrid Krogh, presented by Galerie Maria Wettergren at Design Miami Basel 2022. Photo copyright - World Red Eye for Design Miami Basel
Planet by Astrid Krogh, presented by Galerie Maria Wettergren at Design Miami Basel 2022. Photo copyright - World Red Eye for Design Miami Basel

Podium

This year sees the launch of Podium in Basel, a selling exhibition of museum quality works curated by Maria Cristina Didero around this year's theme,The Golden Age.

​Pieces from the Podium exhibition are available to shop online at designmiami.com.

Partner Highlights

Audi

Audi Germany is supporting this year’s Design Miami Basel as a partner for the all-electric shuttle service. Design and Audi – a good match: design is and will remain a key part of the DNA of the brand with the Four Rings.

Audi grandsphere concept design vision for digital transformation. Courtesy of Audi.
Audi grandsphere concept design vision for digital transformation. Courtesy of Audi.

Superblue presents Pulse Typology

Superblue returns to Basel for a second year, to once again take over the 2500sqm ground floor event hall of the Messeplatz, greeting audiences as they first enter the fair. This year, Superblue presents Pulse Topology, the latest artwork in pioneering Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s ongoing Pulse Series. Recognized for his interactive installations at the intersection of architecture and performance art, Lozano-Hemmer’s works are activated by the real-time detection of viewers’ biometrics such as heartbeats, breaths, voices, or fingerprints.

Virtual Tour/

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Digital Talks Programme/

The Design Miami/Basel 2022 talks programme, curated by Maria Cristina Didero, explores the intersectional nature of design and embraces a truly hybrid format. All in-person talks are being live-streamed, and a curated selection of exclusively digital talks are also available online. Browse the programme here: https://shop.designmiami.com/pages/talks .

​Highlights include:

Tree Huggers: Design as an Agent of Change, Presented by Tony's Chocolonely

JUNE 17, 2022 AT 11AM EDT / 5PM CEST
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE, REGISTER HERE TO WATCH
Moderator: Sujata Burman (Editor of London Design Festival)
Panelists: Stefano Boeri (Architect), Es Devlin (Artist and Designer), Maria Chiara Pastore (Professor)

Tree conservation lies at the heart of designing a better tomorrow. Design and culture editor Sujata Burman talks with architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri, Politecnico di Milano professor Maria Chiara Pastore, and artist-designer Es Devlin about how creative practices can advance more thoughtful built environments that coexist harmoniously with natural ecosystems.

Collecting the Intangible: The Rise of NFTs

JUNE 16, 2022
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE, REGISTER HERE TO WATCH

Moderator: Giacomo Nicolella Maschietti (Journalist)
Panelists: Hunn Wai (Co-Founder of Lanzavecchia & Wai), Federico Palazzari (Owner of Nemo Lighting Group), Merel Van Helsdingen (Founder & Managing Director at Nxt Museum), Alexis Christodoulou (3D Artist)

The past few years have seen the rise of non-fungible-tokens, scores of new digital artforms, and the metaverse itself. We’ve witnessed the growth of purely digital fashion brands, crypto artwork, and other intangible creations that blur the boundaries between what is and isn’t collectible art. How has collecting design changed throughout this digital acceleration, and what challenges and opportunities are collectors facing today?

Collecting Objects, Collecting Experiences

JUNE 19, 2022
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE, REGISTER HERE TO WATCH
Moderator: Maria Cristina Didero (Curatorial Director, Design Miami/)
Panelists: Misha Kahn (Designer and Artist), Alexander Von Vegesack (Co-Founder of Vitra Design Museum), Mathias Schwartz-Clauss (Art Historian and Curator)

How would a great Collector define “collecting”? Would it differ from the definition a young Designer might propose? For many of us a collection looks like a group of objects, furniture and other tangible design pieces. But collectible design goes far beyond the tangible, encompassing intangible elements such as the emotion, experiences and sentimental value behind the works. Alexander von Vegesack’s extraordinary design collection is the result of years of work and travel. American design Visionary Misha Kahn’s collection looks far different, made up of experiences, sensations and emotions that fuel his incredible work. In this talk the definition of collecting will be blurred and bent as we explore the differences and intrinsic connections between two different perspectives within the design community.


Design Miami/ Basel 2022 Galleries/ 

BABS Art Gallery, Milan
​Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London/Paris/NYC
​Caterina Tognon, Venice
​Dansk Møbelkunst, Copenhagen
​DIMORE GALLERY, Milan
​Friedman Benda, NYC
​Galleria Rossella Colombari, Milan
​Galleria Antonella Villanova, Foiano Della Chiana
​Galerie Chastel-Maréchal, Paris
​Galerie DOWNTOWN - François Laffanour, Paris
​Galerie Eric Philippe, Paris
​Galleri Feldt, Copenhagen
​Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Paris
​Galerie kreo, Paris
​Galerie Matthieu Richard, Paris
​Galerie Meubles et Lumières, Paris
​Galerie Mitterrand, Paris
​Galerie Negropontes, Paris
​Galerie Pascal Cuisinier, Paris
​Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris
​Galerie Philippe Gravier, Paris
​Galerie SCENE OUVERTE, Paris
​Gokelaere & Robinson, Knokke/Paris/Brussels
​Guelfucci Gallery, Berlin
​Hostler Burrows, NYC
​Jousse Entreprise, Paris
​Lebreton, Paris
​Maria Wettergren, Paris
​Morentz Gallery, Waalwijk
​MOUVEMENTS MODERNES, Paris
​Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels
​Thomas Fritsch-ARTRIUM, Paris
​Thomsen Gallery, NYC
​Todd Merrill Studio, NYC

 

Design Miami/ Basel 2022 Curios/

193 Gallery, Paris
​20C Gallery, Shanghai
​Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London/ NYC/ Paris
​co/rizom, Vienna
​Garrido Gallery, Madrid
​Eclecticó Studio, Bucharest
​FAINA Gallery, Antwerp
​Galerie MICA X LAB, St. Gregoire
​Ivan Baj, Bolzano
​Marie Piselli, Paris
​Particle, Singapore
​Paul Bourdet Fine Furniture, Paris
​Rademakers Gallery, Amsterdam
​Sèvres, Paris
​Stefano Trapani SRLS, Paris
​we+,Tokyo
​WKND Lab, Seoul
​Yasmine Mahmoudieh, London

 

Design Miami/ Basel 2022 Podium/ Exhibitors

Galerie Eric Philippe, Paris
​Friedman Benda, NYC
​Galleri Feldt, Copenhagen
​Galerie SCENE OUVERTE, Paris
​Galleria Antonella Villanova, Foiano Della Chiana
​Galerie Chastel-Maréchal, Paris
​Lebreton, Paris
​Maria Wettergren, Paris
​Galerie Meubles et Lumières, Paris
​Galerie Pascal Cuisinier, Paris
​Galleria Rossella Colombari, Milan
​Thomas Fritsch-ARTRIUM, Paris
​Morentz Gallery, NYC
​Gokelaere & Robinson, Belgium
​Galerie MICA X LAB, St. Gregoire
​we+,Tokyo
​Marie Piselli, Paris
​co/rizom, Vienna
​Ivan Baj, Bolzano
​Garrido Gallery, Madrid

Special Satellite Projects/

The Art and Culture Development Foundation of the Republic of Uzbekistan
​Galleria Antonella Villanova
​Joseph Walsh Studio 
​Superblue
​V Over M

Schedule of Events/

Preview Day/ By Invitation Only
Monday, June 13/
​Collector’s Preview/ 12-6 PM
​VIP Preview/ 6-8 PM

Public Show Days/

Tuesday, June 14/ 11 AM - 8 PM
​Wednesday, June 15/ 11 AM - 8 PM
​Thursday, June 16/ 11 AM - 7 PM
​Friday, June 17/ 11 AM - 7 PM
​Saturday, June 18/ 11 AM - 7 PM
​Sunday, June 19/ 11 AM - 7 PM

Visiting the Fair/

Tickets for the fair are still available to purchase. Please click here for more information. 

To apply for a press pass, please use the link here.

About Design Miami

About Design Miami/

Design Miami/ connects the world through extraordinary collectible design, with live fairs and experiences on three continents that bring together galleries, designers’ studios, brands, experts, collectors, and enthusiasts, and designmiami.com, a content-rich digital marketplace. Each edition of Design Miami/ features museum-quality 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting, and objets d’art from the world’s top, expertly vetted galleries with flagship fairs taking place alongside Art Basel in Miami, Florida, each December and Basel, Switzerland, each June. Design Miami/ is also accessible 365-days a year through designmiami.com, featuring shoppable works from Design Miami’s expert galleries, as well as virtual programming, and engaging storytelling at the Forum Magazine.

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