Design Miami/ 2011 Preview

By danielle

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Design Miami/ is only a few weeks away! The seventh edition, held from November 30 – December 4, in a custom structure, erected adjacent to its sister fair Art Basel Miami Beach (Meridian Ave & 19th St). It will feature the world’s leading galleries specializing in 20th and 21st century collectible design, including furniture, lighting and objets d’art. This year’s fair will see a 50% increase in participating galleries and will host a program of Talks, Satellite Exhibitions and custom commissions exploring the relationship between design and architecture. Here are some of the 2011 highlights –

•        Galleries // 23 of the world’s most active design galleries will present works from established and emerging design talent

•        Design On/Site // 5 independent and emerging galleries will present works by individual designers or studios

•        Designer of the Year Award // David Adjaye will debut ‘Genesis’ – an exclusive commission for Design Miami/ which will be showcased at the very entrance of the fair

•        Design Performances // FENDI will present ‘Craft Alchemy’, a dreamlike installation realized by designer Elisa Strozyk and artist Sebastian Neeb.

•        Design Talks // W Magazine’s Stefano Tonchi will moderate a series of compelling conversations with a selection the world’s top architects, discussing their careers, collaborations and passions.

•        Satellites Exhibitions // the Miami Design District presents in collaboration with the Buckminster Fuller Foundation, utopian architect Fuller’s 1970s Fly’s Eye Dome alongside Lord Norman Foster’s reconstructed Dymaxion car

•        Sponsors //  Audi, Design Miami’s Exclusive Automotive Sponsor, Fendi and Swarovski Crystal Palace will unveil new design projects at the fair; Veuve Clicquot and Cappellini also continue their support with the 2011 show.

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