Design Miami/ Basel

From Jun 15th through 19th, 2010.

altThe global forum for design, Design Miami/ Basel, will again take place in Basel, Switzerland during the popular visual art’s fair Art Basel this summer.

At the core of the Design Miami/ forum is a marketplace for limited-edition design, amid which the most reputable international design galleries present curated exhibitions of museum-quality furniture, lighting and objets d’art, attracting the highest level of private and public collectors of historical and contemporary design. The galleries invited to exhibit in Design Miami/ deal mainly in exceptional design objects from the advent of Modernism (circa 1900) to the present day, with select galleries specializing in outstanding 18th and 19th century antiques.

Exploring the issues surrounding contemporary design practice and collecting, Design Miami hosts panel discussions and interviews with luminaries from the worlds of art, architecture and design. The Design Talks series simulates a TV chat show, and is filmed in front of a live audience for broadcast over the web.

Design On/Site showcases small-scale yet high-level exhibitions of new work by individual designers or studios presented by design galleries, guerilla dealers or independent curators.  Providing a platform for contemporary design innovation, these exhibitions support the relationships between patrons and creatives that drive the production of limited-edition design. Design On/Site provides an impactful snapshot of the designer’s vision, situating the new work within the larger contexts of the designer’s overall career and within contemporary design culture.

Design Miami invites designers, businesses and institutions to create unique exhibitions with strong curatorial and educational perspectives.  A diverse selection of design is presented in the Design Miami satellite exhibits, from rare works by pioneering modernists to one-off and limited edition pieces by cutting-edge contemporary designers.

Design Miami/ Basel
Hall 5, Messe Basel, Messeplatz
4005 Basel

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