By PAUL LASTER, JUNE 2016
Design Miami/Basel returns to the Messe Basel with a diverse range of modern and contemporary works presented by 46 galleries devoted to state-of-the-art design from around the world. On view through the 19th of June, the 11th edition of the global forum for design features immersive environments, museum-style solo exhibitions, and art and design crossovers.
We searched the international exhibitors to discover the most desirable objects, including modernist gems like Gerrit Thomas Rietveld’s "Red Blue Chair," from 1919 at Rotterdam’s Galerie VIVID and Jean Prouvé’s "N.201 Presidence Desk," ca. 1955, at Paris’ Galerie Patrick Seguin and such coveted contemporary design pieces as Zaha Hadid’s 2015 "Liquid Glacial Chair" at London’s David Gill Gallery and Studio Job’s "Banana Lamp," also from 2015, at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, which has galleries in London, Paris and New York.
Scroll through the innovative items on our wish list to envision what might light up your life. WM
Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.
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