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Objects of desire: Design Miami / Basel fair

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Design Miami / Basel fair showcases exclusive objects and furniture for high end collectors.  It also gives Art Basel fanatics the occasion to see what is new in design and to get to meet la crème de la crème of design galleries. The fair is fairly small compared to its big art fair sister opposite the street. The atmosphere is also completely different. Art Basel is huge and suited for a marathon; it is white and sunny bright like a house on the coast of Sicily. Design Miami, on the contrary, is on a more human scale and doesn’t require technical running shoes; the dark alleys give a feeling of quietness and peace and allow carefully lit pieces shine in their full glory.

Here is a small selection of what was presented.


Table “Liquid Glacial”, by Zaha Hadid


Console “two colour ribbon” by Mattia Bonetti


XIXth century sculpture, galerie Steinitz


The fair had artists’ jewels too. Here an eye mask by Man Ray


Galerie Gosserez had a solo show for Valentin Loellman


Another take on the fireplace!


Object of true desire!


Artists’works at Carpenters Workshop gallery: Erwin Wurm, Kendell Geers, atelier van Lieshout,…


Taher Chemirik’s mangrove


Reinier Bosch “vavavoum” table, so to speak!


Dominic Harris‘ interactive video: move, touch and get mesmerised


Taher Chemirik beautifully presented at galerie BSL


Stool by Nucleo


Ron Arad‘s iconic “before summer” chair


Bronze lamp by Atelier van Lieshout at Carpenters Workshop gallery


Checking a cabinet at Carpenters Workshop gallery


Kendell Geer’s chair at Carpenters workshop gallery


Who’s the boss.. Bae Se Hwa‘steam desk at Seomi gallery


See you in December at Design Miami… Miami!

Valentin Loellmann

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There is something definitely organic about Loellmann’s creations: the “fall/winter” series seems to be made of freshly cut branches.. But at second glance, it is obvious there is more to it… Click here for the full Wallpaper story!


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© Valentin Loellmann

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Something to sit about

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And let’s talk about design for a change! We got to meet young and talentful designers the past years in the Netherlands.. And they got us hooked! Here is a selection from Dutch and African designers..

de ssstoel van charlotte girods

© Charlotte Girod

    jurgen bey kokon_furniture_table_chair_03

© Jurgen Bey


© Pepe Heykoop


 © Pepe Heykoop

jurgen bey tree_trunk_bench_02

© Jurgen Bey

sjoerd vroonland for moooi extension chaortraditional-chair-494991

© Sjoerd Vroonland for Moooi

marcel wanders knotted_chair_new01

© Marcel Wanders

Cheick Diallo and Hamed Ouattara’s works are featured in this exhibition; Graphic Africa, until October 20 2013 at Platform at Habitat, 208 King’s Road, London SW3.

hamed ouattara

© Hamed Ouattara

cheick diallo © Cheick Diallo


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