Tick Tock – A Review of Design Miami/

By cecilia fortuna



While at Design Miami/ one of the things that captured my attention was Clock Clock. It is a particular piece that brilliantly re-contextualizes time in a mix of old and new, analogue and digital. The unique clock is made of 24 traditional two-handed analogue alarm clocks stacked on top of each other. All 24 clocks revolve hypnotically with each passing minute before settling down to display the updated time.  This idea comes from the studio Humans, which was founded in 1982 by two young designers: Per Emanuelsson (Sweden) and Bastian Bischoff (Germany).

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I saw also Spanish designer Nacho Carbonell at work in the space of Rossana Orlandi’s Gallery.  Entitled Panta Rei, his installation is a kind of calendar. There are 12 pieces  inside – one for each month. Each is gradually destroyed by the shoot of a gun. The process takes about 30 days.


There was more to see around Miami Beach and the Design District.

Louis Vuitton paid homage to Charlotte Perriand, one of the most pioneering architects from the 20th century. LV created La Maison au bord de l’eau, that was designed by C. Perriand in 1934 but never realized. Eighty years after C. Perriand’s daughter and LV have teamed up to build this house, designed to be assembled and dismantled as required. The house reflects the 30’s utopia that links social needs with architecture, prefabrication technologies and home furnishing. (The Raleigh, Miami Beach December 5-8)

Cassina shared its passion of Charlotte Perriand with a travelling exhibition of the architect’s photography. It made its Design Miami/ debut in the Cassina showroom onDecember 5 and will be on display through the 16th.





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