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.
The annual highlight of the global design calendar returns to Basel in June with more than 50 galleries from across Europe and as far afield as Seoul, Moscow, Western Cape and Shanghai are coming together topresent exceptional contemporary, modern and historic works.
Bringing their expertise to bear on fields as diverse as Soviet Art Deco, South African neo craft, Korean new organicism and the design aesthetic of post-war North European artist colonies, the carefully selected galleries featured in Design Miami/Basel 2014 are set to revitalize our understanding of collectible design. This year’s exhibits will include museum-standard works of mid-century American, Italian andScandinavian design, studio ceramics and artist jewelry, as well as cutting edgedisplays from the stars of tomorrow.
At the heart of Design Miami/ Basel 2014 is a celebration of exchanging ideas – both between disciplines and between cultures. Here we find the designer as sculptor in the work of Yonel Lebovici shown by Galerie Chastel-Maréchal and the artist as jeweler in the work of Claude Lalanne at Louisa Guinness Gallery. Exploring the aesthetic exchange between East and West, the fair looks back to orientalist French furniture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries at Steinitz, and forward to crossovers of contemporary design culture on display at Pearl Lam Galleries and Tomás Alonso’s spectacular tea garden, installed at Victor Hunt Designart Dealer.
Design Miami/ Basel 2014 launches 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. Selected works will be presented around the center oculus on Design Miami/ Basel’s first floor.
Jun 16, Preview Day by invitation only: 12noon – 5pm, collector’s preview
Jun 16, 5pm – 8pm | Vernissage
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Sunday, 22 June 2014
Hall 1.1, Messe, Basel
General Admission CHF 25; Students & Senior Citizens CHF 20; Combination Ticket CHF 60
From both the SBB|SNCF and the DB|Badischer Bahnhof stations, you can take Tram No. 2 to Messeplatz. From the DB|Badischer Bahnhof station, you can also take Tram No. 6 to Messeplatz. From the SBB|SNCF station, you can take Tram No. 1 to Riehenring.
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