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A Preview of Design Miami.Basel 2024

Jun 10, 2024

Design Miami.Basel opens its doors to the public on June 11th, with a VIP Preview Day on June 10th, and will be open to the public through June 16, 2024.

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Text by TLmag

The 18th edition of Design Miami.Basel opens at Basel Messeplatz next week and will feature over 25 exhibitor presentations, including 10 new exhibitors. The fair will continue its comprehensive focus on collectible design including historic pieces through to contemporary. After a successful Los Angeles debut last month, Design Miami.Basel looks ready to continue on its success of previous editions, expanding its global reach as well as curated displays of important modern and contemporary design.

Design Miami CEO, Jen Roberts says: “Last year was a significant milestone in the evolution of Design Miami, and this year will only see the momentum continue. The eighteenth edition of our Basel fair follows the announcement of our global rebrand, and the inaugural Los Angeles edition. I greatly look forward to returning to our flagship location in Basel, to continue our mission at Design Miami: building and cultivating creative collaboration and a global platform for cultural exchange.”

For this 18th edition, Gaetano Pesce is to be honored in presentations by Friedman Benda, Pulp Galerie and downtown+. On view in an entryway installation as well as individual booths, will be several rare and unique pieces including key collectible design works from 1970s-present.

Some of the new exhibitors to the main fair include Objects with Narrative, who will feature a solo show of Ben Storms titled Liquid Solids; In the curio section, Craft x Tech present an exhibition curated by Maria Cristina Didero showcasing six craft districts from Japan’s Tohoku region with international creators such as Sabine Marcelis, Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves of Studio SWINE, Ini Archibong, Yoichi Ochiai, Michael Young and Hideki Yoshimoto.

Other contemporary design highlights include: Friedman Benda’s presentation of work by Enrico Marone Cinzano, an Italian designer who creates one-of-a-kind pieces mostly created using found materials, from military debris, including WWII tank prisms, to marble and pink onyx offcuts. Galerie Yves Gastou spotlights the use of plastic in deign with work by Shiro Kuramata and Gaetano Pesce; Spazio Nobile will be in the Curio fair again this year with an exhibition titled: LUNISOLAR that responds to themes of material developments through the work of Ann Beate Tempelhaug and Pao Hui Kao; Galerie Kreo looks at tech and industrial design with a presentation of work by Kosntantin Grcic.

With an eye on Design History, select highlights will include a special installation of work by Jean Michel Frank at Maxime Flatry while Galerie Patrick Seguin will feature works by Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand and Jean Royere, among others. A global focus on design will be seen at Angela Weber Möbel, who will show a selection of work by designers from Italy, The United States and Scandinavia. For its first time at Basel, Lisbon-based gallery Mamaluca will present Bridge: Dialogue, a special exhibition on global textiles, and Thomsen gallery will have a focus on Japanese Craft, including bamboo baskets. As part of the Design at Large program, a collaborative presentation from Ketabi Bourdet x LAFFANOUR, offers an historic opportunity to see Robert Wilson’s Hamletmachine table and chairs, designed for the premiere of the eponymous play staged at NYU Theater in New York in 1986.

Design Miami.Basel is open to the public between June 11-16th. To purchase tickets, visit the link below.

Design Miami.Basel


Enrico Marona Cinzano, Rosa Tank Lamo, 2023. Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Enrico Marona Cinzano
Ben Storms, Alu Casted Marble Compositions Wallpiece, 2024. On view with Objects with Narratives. Courtesy of Alexander Popelier
Tanabe Chikuunsai, Basket for Flowers in the Form of an Abacus Bead, with Lacquered Arrow Shafts, 1940s, on view with Thomsen Gallery at Design Miami Basel 2024, Image courtesy of Thomsen Gallery
Daisuke Iguchi, 2023, On view with Pierre Marie Giraud, Photo: Tadayuki Minamoto
Elizabeth Garrouste, Console Lilith, 2023, On view with Ketabi Bourdet Design. Photo by Studio Shapiro
Shiro Kuramata, Cabinet de Curiosité, 1989, Courtesy of Galerie Gastou

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