Design Miami 2019, the global forum for design, is now happening. For its fifteenth edition, Design Miami welcomes seventy exhibitions and eight curio presentations from thirteen countries, including two galleries that will exhibit for the first time. We chose the top 5 installations you shouldn’t miss or at least the five ones you should know about.
Pink Beasts by Fernando Laposse
Design Miami has chosen Mexican designer Fernando Laposse for the 2019 neighborhood commission. The installation comprises strands of pink sisal tassels suspended through the trees guiding visitors to discover a collection of pink hairy sloths hanging from ropes, trees, and arches. In collaboration with designer Angela Damman, the installation also incorporates ten sculptural hammocks that hang on metal structures and directly on palm trees for public use.
Instagram X Studio Swine
British-Japanese design duo Studio Swine has made inflatable bubbles to form the exhibition space for Instagram’s inaugural exhibition at Design Miami. Made from PVC, which Instagram says is 100 percent recyclable, the booth will host work by designers Yona Care, The Alleles Design Studio, Kano and Deva Pardue under the theme “design for all”.
Please Be Seated by Les Ateliers Courbet and Thirlwall Design
New York design gallery Les Ateliers Courbet and design studio Thirlwall Design have teamed up to present designs from French filmmaker Jacques Tati’s 1958 film Mon Oncle, which translates as My Uncle. It includes a rocking chair, a seat and a bench produced by design studio Domeau & Pérès and Tati’s estate.
Yayoi Kusama at ICA Miami
Shockingly, this marks the first time one of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms will be on display during Miami Art Week. All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins will be at an off-site installation by the ICA Miami through January 31, 2020.