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DesignMiami/ Basel 2014, Highlights

Jun 4, 2014
Important uppcoming event this month, DesignMiami/ will take place in Basel from 17 to 22 June 2014Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture...
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Important uppcoming event this month, DesignMiami/ will take place in Basel from 17 to 22 June 2014

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.

The annual highlight of the global design calendar returns to Basel, June 17-22, 2014, with an exhibition and events program studded with fresh perspectives on collectible design. More than 50 galleries from across North America, Europe and as far afield as Seoul, Moscow, Western Cape and Shanghai are coming together to present exceptional contemporary, modern and historic works. New to the roster this year is, Design At Large, an exhibition platform that presents monumental installations that surpass the scope of the gallery booth. At each fair, a new curator will make a selection of works for the program, and will be presented around the center oculus on Design Miami/ Basel’s first floor. Some of this year’s Design Galleries presenting unique art pieces /


Rolf Sachs ‘Ewiger Lauf’

year: 2012

material: glass, neon, larch rain gutter, metal hooks, steel bucket, natural stones, stool
measurements: H240 x W370 x D36cm (H94,5 x W145,7 x D14,2 inches)

weight: ca. 62 kg
edition: unique in a series of 3

Armel Soyer

Ramy Fischler ‘Visionary Office’

“Visionary office” designed by Ramy Fischler is a place of power and decision-making. A marble desk is surprisingly suspended from the ceiling by leather cords and features a cutting-edge touch keyboard that controls light and the sound. A triptych mirror is adorned with gilded lines. This mirror, covered in marble, has been transformed into an audio system to broadcast music. From 2010-2011, Fischler spent twelve months as a ‘pensionnaire’, or resident, at the Villa Medici, the French Academy in Rome. He continues with this piece his theoritical research about the « forms of Power ». He also involved talented French writer, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo who will make Fischler’s futuristic vision come to life in narrative. The narrative is that of a forger named Nemrod. This mysterious character, full of power and timeless, crosses the city to meet him at his office even though an election is held. Located in a tower that marks the skyline of the city, Nemrod found that what composes his identity and recalls his memories. He also reflects on the meaning of objects, their construction and symbolic value. Materials: Marble “Blanc bleuté de France”, mirror, leather, sound system, leds Dim. 300 x 200 cm

Galerie Caroline Van Hoek

Hermien Cassiers ‘Necklace’ Gold 2014 Edition of 3

Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Kendel Geers ‘White Dhalia’

Year : 2014

Bronze steel, H175 L142 W40 cm
Limited edition of 8 + 4Ap

Cristina Grajales Gallery

Steven and William Ladd ‘Art Mini Tower’ An artist-brother-duo that makes beautiful and intricate boxes made of found objects, gemstones, glass, plastic and metal

Galerie Chastel – Maréchal

Yonel Lebovici ‘Les mains chaudes’ Fireplace made in 1979 Edition of 3. Black polyester resin shell, raw steel, polished aluminium and steel Provenance : Musée du Square de Vergennes, Paris Dimensions : 165 x 150 x 90 cm Copyright : Jean-Paul Joubert

Galerie Eric Philippe

Philip Enfield ‘Etagères’
Two etageres in white plexiglas and steel
USA, circa 1960

Galerie Pascal Cuisinier

Tribute to Joseph-André Motte

‘Catherine Chair’

Designed for Rougier, 1950

Galerie Ulrich Fiedler

Tribute to the De Stijl movement

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld ‘Red Billet Chair’


Only 3 other period examples are known

Gallery FUMI

Sam Orlando Miller ‘Untitled Mirror 16’


Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

Roderick Vos ‘Montigny Dresser’


Limited edition in 8+2AP+1P

Materials: steamed oak wood, powder coated steel

Dimensions: 236 x 110 x 64 cm

Courtesy of Château de la Resle This imposing dresser plays on de-structuration, as many blocks containing drawers and other storage areas are held together by a steel structure. This piece succeeds in combining the warmth of steamed oak wood and the rawness of black powder-coated steel in a harmonious way. It also has a very subtle balance between all the components of the piece, which gives the piece a very strong presence.

This is a non-exhaustive list, find all informations about the other exhibitors, tickets, etc on their website

Rolf Sachs Ewiger Lauf
GEERS_White Dahlia
LEBOVICI_Les mains chaudes
Enfield, Philip, etageres jpeg
MOTTE fauteuil CATHERINE-profil
Roderick Vos-Montigny-PRIVEEKOLLEKTIE_01

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