#DesignMiami / Basel Talk Spotlight: In this @e_flux Architecture Conversation hosted by #NickAxel and #NikolausHirsch, @angelidakis discusses his inclination for creating pieces that can be demolished just as easily as they can be built. Relinquishing control once his pieces are exhibited, he allows the viewers to assemble or disassemble the work in order to best suit their vision. The influence of his home of Athens and its ruins in combination with his technological knowledge results in compelling works that represent the idea that not all ruins are to be taken seriously, some are meant to be changed. Click the link in our bio to listen to the full discussion.
@NBMAA56 will be exhibiting “Chairway to Heaven: A Celebration of Shaker Seating Furniture” featuring stools, chairs and benches made in Mount Lebanon by the Shaker community during the 1860s. These chairs, originally crafted for special functions and individuals, soon turned into a lucrative industry when the standardization of sizes, interchangeability of parts and specialization along assembly lines allowed for mass production. Open now through January 15, 2020.
Summer Show Special: Enrico Marone Cinzano, Comodino, 2018. @enricomaronecinzano began his career in fashion, working as creative director for the influential eco-designer Alabama Chanin. In more recent years he has embarked on a career as a furniture designer. His total emphasis is on sustainability, exemplified by the witty recycling of these night stands / lamps. The work has the direct, intuitive quality of self-taught / visionary art. Though created in the shadow of prospective environmental disaster, Cinzano’s work projects a sense of almost utopian optimism: “As constraints grow tighter, necessity will force our imaginations to flourish, and that is beautiful.” Cinzano exhibits regularly with @pearllamgalleries in Shanghai and @rossana_orlandi in Milan. The Summer show is the first exhibition with Friedman Benda. - Text by @glenn_adamson Installation photo by @timothydoyon 📷: @friedman_benda#repost
The Design Miami/ Basel team would like to thank you for following us throughout the fair last week and for making the 14th edition such a success! Comment below to tell us what your favorite part of #DesignMiami/ Basel 2019 was!
The largest work to date in his Magnus series, Irish designer Joseph Walsh’s ‘Magnus V’ is made using layers of olive ash wood that push the material’s formal and technical possibilities. Working with the wood’s inherent properties, Walsh has produced a kind of extreme nature with a complex, ribbon-like geometry that balances at a scale large enough to redefine the space it occupies. ‘Magnus V’ is presented by @josephwalshstudio alongside Walsh’s ‘Eximon’, a Kilkenny limestone bench with naturally embedded fossils in low relief #DesignAtLarge
Designer @engelolgadesign has created a playful universe of contemporary and fundamentally dreamlike forms that are tactile, understated, elegant, and joyful. Presented as a Curio by @armel.soyer, Engel’s work combines cheerfulness and minimalism, yielding to a manner of figurative representation imbued with irony and nostalgia #designmiami
Curated by Berlin-based artist Uwe Trierweller, @gallerifeldt’s booth juxtaposes iconic works of Danish design with contemporary works by Trierweller himself, cabinetmaker Fred Fisher, Copenhagen-based artist Kasper Akhøj, Claudia Skoda and Danh Vo #designmiami