The 12th edition of Design Miami has just ended, and each year brings to us the most outstanding projects. We want to share with you some of this year highlights from the international design and art fair.
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Airbnb’s installation “Sobremesa,” designed by the Mexico City studio Pedro&Juana, celebrates the act of gathering around a table with friends and family. The project explores the concept of co-habitation of a shared indoor/outdoor space. This born from Latin American culture, expressing the quantity of time people spend together around after a meal to have conversation.
Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has collaborated with Louis Vuitton to create a four-petal ‘blossom stool’ for objects nomads’ exhibition at design Miami/ 2016. The elegant furniture piece reinterprets the designer brand’s iconic monogram of petals, by reshaping the silhouette to form a delicate overlapping structure. The overall goal of the piece was to re-interpret the philosophy of Louis Vuitton by creating an object which is both ‘universal and timeless’ says the artist.Ole Scheeren has designed a dramatic platform named “stage” to present Dean & Deluca’s new chef-led fast food concept. Created as a unspoiled object that celebrates what we eat, the scheme highlights food’s elements of lively culture and social experience through its preparation, presentation and the people working around it. The “stage” allows people to move around it, inspiring social interaction as customers communicate with staff, watch their food being prepared.
Philippe Malouin’s Speed of Light was commissioned as a holiday installation for the Miami Design District. The concept was to create a piece that could reach all audiences and speak to everyone. Titled “speed of light”, the installation has resulted in a hypnotic and meditative piece to look at.
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Is an attempted to “change people’s perception of light,” the designer said. “It’s a play on outdoor light posts — as if you drew a line between them”.