Simultaneous to VOLTA, and Art Basel , Design Miami/Basel returns for its 14th edition, featuring 41 galleries from 12 countries. This year’s fair will be directed by Curatiorial Director of 2019, Aric Chen.

This year’s Design Miami/Basel theme is Elements: Earth; it aims to explore material, life, consumerism, and production, and their impact on the planet. Designers have articulated the future of human activity and its effect on the Earth through their designs.

Remember by Olga Engel 2019 at Armel Soyer. Part of Curios, at Design Miami/Basel. Image courtesy of Design Miami/Basel.

The Main Highlights:

At the core of Design Miami/  is a marketplace for collectible design, where the world’s leading design galleries present curated exhibitions of museum-quality furniture, lighting and objets d’art.

Click here for the full list of exhibiting galleries.

Curio is an exhibition platform that invites designers, architects, curators, innovators and gallerists to present total environments of objects, textures, artifacts and ideas that challenge and contextualize familiar design narratives. Curios are interspersed amongst Design Miami’s gallery program, infusing the fair with inventive snapshots of today’s design landscape.

Click here to see the 2019 Curio participants.

Design at Large

Design Miami/ Basel’s Design at Large is the highlight exhibition platform for large-scale works and installations that examine a topic of current relevance as part of the fair’s standing as “the global forum for design.” The 2019 program, tentatively titled “Elements: Earth,” aims to explore the role of design, materials and making in a post-nature, Anthropocene future.

To see the full list of exhibitors, click here .

Ore Streams Cubicle 1 by Formafantasma at Guistini Stagetti, part of Design at Large. Image courtesy of Design Miami/Basel.

More Highlights:

The Swarovski Designers of the Future Award
The Swarovski Designers of the Future Award returns to Basel for the fifth year, honoring promising young designers or design studios who will explore crystal innovation and sustainability in three categories: lighting, architectural surfaces, and home decor.

Genetic Metropolis at Friedman Benda
Friedman Benda will present Genetic Metropolis: Projects 2007–2019, a solo
exhibition of the seminal Italian architect, designer, and theoretician Andrea Branzi, showcasing the gallery’s ten-year collaboration with him.

Scandinavian Design at Galleri Feldt
Copenhagen-based Galleri Feldt’s presentation will focus on innovative and
groundbreaking Scandinavian design. A highlight will be the very rare 1936 Tired Man by Flemming Lassen, acquired from the original owner in its original upholstery, a chair considered to be among the most important early modernist works of Danish design.

Gio Ponti at Nilufar Gallery
Nilufar Gallery’s selection of vintage and contemporary pieces will include the Triennale armchair by Gio Ponti, the iconic expression of his “ultimate shape” concept designed in declared opposition to the modernist dogma of his time and originally showcased at the IX Triennale in Milan in 1951


Design Miami/Basel starts on the 11th of June, 2019 and ends on the 16th of June, 2019, at Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel.

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