December 5 is the Design District day: many shows are opening while many others are hosting special events and receptions in every corner and every venue. The chic neighborhood full of design shops is transformed into a unique art location.
The Craig Robins Collection offers tours and breakfast from 9am; de la Cruz collection offers free entry and a coffee break daily during Basel days. Design Miami, the global forum for design, holds a breakfast (by invitation only) and two talks between well known figures in the field:
3-4pm | Formlessfinder in conversation with Zoë Ryan
6-7pm | Muriel Brandolini in conversation with Margaret Russell
Holly Hunt Showroom shows artists’ works from around the world. This section contains artist biographies and images of their work. Don’t miss the Elle Décor Panel Discussion moderated by Michael Boodro (Editor in Chief, Elle Décor) w/ Craig Robins, Holly Hunt, Ty Best (Designer of Caste):
10:30am – 11:30am | Intersection of Art & Design
“Quentin Shih’s Moving Theater” is a dramatic exploration of urban culture and cultural juxtaposition in the form of elegant tableau-like photo compositions. Come and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres at Art Lexing (4025 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami).
6:30pm – 9pm | Private cocktail, RSVP to Miami@artlexing.com
Adamar Fine Arts presents an exhibition of over 20 works featuring the most notable Pop artists and masters of contemporary art.
6pm – 9pm | Opening Night Party
Locust Projects is a not for profit exhibition space. Today each of the shows running is hosting a special event:
Nicholas Hlobo: Intethe | 7pm – 10pm | Reception and performace
Frances Trombly: Over and Under | 7pm – 10pm | Reception
Ping Pong examines and documents the question of ‘Zeitgeist’ media overdose and chance happening of today’s international art movements as exemplified by the Artists of Basel, Miami and Los Angeles.
4pm – 10pm | Party with DJ Large Kool
3815 North Miami Court, Miami, FL 33137
En Avance in celebration of 20 years presents a one-of-a-kind Barnaba Fornasetti reinvention (2013) of “Buffet Frutto del Pecato”.
6:30pm | Cocktail reception
Inventory 04: Time is a multidisciplinary exhibit combining a broad range of design mediums. The exhibition will explore the concept of Time, combining a broad range of design mediums.
7pm – 9 pm | Cocktail Preview
Kartell and Laufen, together with Wallpaper*, will host an event at Kartell’s Miami showroom to celebrate the US launch of the Kartell by Laufen bathroom project, designed by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba.
6:30pm | Cocktail, Kartell flagship store
2 NE 39th Street, Miami, FL 33137
Ornare will be displaying projects of 6 distinguished architects and designers. The presentation features each participant’s work on large display panels that will be distributed throughout the Ornare showroom.
4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 103, Miami, FL 33137
Poliform invites you to celebrate the new state of art showroom with refreshments and hors d’eouvres.
4100 NE 2nd Ave, Suite 101-102, Miami, FL 33137
Stoic and Baby is an online project space which will feature art objects created by artists and designers.
7pm – 9pm | Opening reception
3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 105, Miami, FL 33137
Wallpaper* Handmade with Jaguar is the groundbreaking exhibition from Milan’s Salone del Mobile dedicated to the marriage of craftsmanship and design making its U.S. debut in the Miami Design District.
7pm | reception