British Craft Co-curated by Natalia Miyar
An exhibition of British craft curated by Natalia Miyar established the timelessness of the handmade in the trendy environs of Design Miami/ 2016.
The role and future of craft continue to drive debate in contemporary design. In an increasingly digital world, what is the importance of tactility, and the embodied knowledge and skills of our hands, not to mention the psychological benefits of making?
At Design Miami/ 2016, architect and interior designer Natalia Miyar sought to normalise craft objects with an in situ installation in one of the new penthouse residences at 1 Hotel & Homes, overlooking South Beach. The intention was to demonstrate how handmade and tactile designs can instill character and homeliness in a living environment. Featured makers included Andrea Walsh, Edmund Byrne, Juliette Bigley and Jochen Holz. Glass sculptor Joseph Harrington created a new piece for the show through the support of The Glenlivet.
This exhibition of exceptional British craft is the second in a series co-curated by New Craftsmen and Crafts Council UK. A highly regarded Design Curio booth at Design Miami/ Basel 2016 launched the two organisations’ three-year programme to improve the sales, profile and horizons of British craft makers internationally.