18 Things We Want From Design Miami


Lapo Binazzi, Gorbaciova Coat Stand, 1986. Courtesy R & Company, New York


By PAUL LASTER, Dec. 2016

Flaunting a refreshed gallery program and new layout, Design Miami returned to Miami Beach this week for the 12th edition of the highly touted international design fair.  

Offering 31 of the world’s best design galleries, 6 cabinet of curiosity presentations and 9 design collaborations with such major brands as Fendi, Maison Perrier-Jouët and Airbnb, Design Miami mixes modern and contemporary furniture, lighting, jewelry and the occasional piece of fine art with joyful finesse.

Solo presentations lead the way this year, with Salon 94 featuring vintage cabinets by famed architect and industrial designer Gaetano Pesce alongside his new resin vases and Elisabetta Cipriani exhibiting one-of-a-kind wearable sculptures made from precious materials by Italian artist Giorgio Vigna. 

Scroll through the images below to view more of the objects of desire that we want to take home WM


Giorgio Vigna, Cosmo necklace, 2015. Courtesy Elisabetta Cipriani, London 

Konstantin Grcic, Hieronymus Minero, 2016. Courtesy Galerie kreo, Paris and London

Wendell Castle, Molar Group Baby Molar Chair, 1969. Courtesy R & Company, New York

Pia Manu, Coffee table, 1970. Courtesy Magen H Gallery, New York

 Jean Royère, Persan 8-branched wall lamp, ca. 1950. Courtesy Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris and London

Sebastian Brajkovic, Sleipnir, 2015. Courtesy Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, London and New York

Anat Shiftan, Sculpture from the Flora series, 2015. Courtesy Hostler Burrows, New York

Christopher Stuart, Glitch 4 Side Table, 2016. Courtesy The Future Perfect, New York and San Francisco

 Dimporestudio, Totem Screen, 2015. Courtesy The Future Perfect, New York and San Francisco 

Marcel Wanders, Odjurss äte Murmur (Dark Version), 2016. Courtesy Friedman Benda, New York

 Frank Stella, Ring, 2008. Courtesy Elisabetta Cipriani, London

 Pierre Jenneret, Daybed, ca. 1955. Photo Marie Clérin © Galerie Downtown - François Laffanour, Paris

 Jaydan Moore, Platter / Gather, 2016. Courtesy Ornamentum, Hudson

 Gaetano Pesce, Do You Still Love Me? Cabinet, 2007. Courtesy Salon 94, New York

 Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, ZigZag chair, set of 2, 1934. Courtesy Galerie VIVID, Rotterdam

 Johnny Swing, Murmuration Bench, 2012. Courtesy R & Company, New York

 Eric Serritella, Teapot, 2016. Courtesy Jason Jacques Gallery, New York


Paul Laster

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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