Marking its 13th year, the annual Design Miami opens tomorrow, with 34 galleries hailing from New York, London, Paris, Milan, and beyond. This year’s furniture, lighting, jewelry, and other objets d’art on view take a decidedly keen focus on craft. Our favorite is Patrick Parrish’s strong, yet nicely coherent, mix of work by Bec Brittain, Clemens Kois, Julian Watts, and others. Guests are greeted with a big architectural moment, with Salon 94’s presentation of Philippe Malouin’s outsize poured concrete “Core” sculpture, which sits near an architectural model of the Bouroullec brothers’ outdoor installation for the city’s Design District. It’s a powerful way to begin one’s journey through the fair, which runs through Dec. 10.
Best of Design Miami 2017
From Dec. 6–10, Design Miami returns as a main attraction in Miami Beach. Here, we’ve selected our favorite presentations.by the editors
December 05, 2017
(From left) Julian Watts’s “pig” bench and the Kawari Crane light by Bec Brittain.
“Core” Project, by Philippe Malouin.
“Insubordinate Creatures,” by Ellen Grieg and Elisabeth von Krogh.
Coffee table by Mathieu Lehanneur.
Wall sconces by Eric Roinestad.
Wall installation by Rami Dalle. Mr. Brain lamps and Escort of the Night table by Khaled El Mays.
Solid-wood dining table by Gal Gaon.
Chair by Krueck + Sexton Architects.
Sean Gallero and Petra Bachmaier of Luftwerk, who designed this year’s Perrier-Jouët installation.
Ceiling light designed by Chiara Andreatti at the “Fendi Welcome” exhibition, curated by Maria Cristina Didero.
Photos: Spencer Bailey