Basel Design Miami/ Basel’s Design at Large and Design Curio exhibitions return for their fourth and third turns, respectively, with new concepts and influencers producing a standout set of never-before-seen environments distinct from the overall gallery program.
Design Miami/ Basel has tapped the visionary mind of notable American fashion designer Thom Browne to bring to life the 2017 Design at Large installation. This is the first time a fashion designer will conceive the ambitious, large-scale presentation. Known for his conceptual installations, Browne will exhibit a vast grid of the most important desks from the last one hundred years, including statement pieces from masters such as Jean Prouvé and Ron Arad, beside the set installation from his Fall / Winter 2014 Men’s Runway Show. Alongside the centennial of significant desks in design history, the exhibition will be animated by a choreographed performance conceived specifically for Design at Large focusing on young design students and their creative interactions with the installation. This performance will mark the current shifts in traditional work styles, question the desk typology, and reconsider today’s adapted styles of working.
The 2017 Design Curios offer snapshots into today’s design landscape through ten focused vignettes created specifically to debut within the fair’s halls. Interspersed throughout the gallery program, the Curio spaces provide surprising installations for guests to explore that uncover a departure from previous interpretations of collectible design and that offer new ideas, experiences, and materials. Spanning the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the presentations draw from artists and designers whose work intersects with film, fashion, jewelry, architecture, porcelain, and performance.
2017 Design Miami/ Basel Design Curios
88 Gallery has amassed a rare visual collection of the life and work of the late Robert Goossens, the famed artist and designer of fashion houses Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. The presentation will bring together an iconic selection of his pieces in bronze, gold, and rock crystal, including mirrors, lighting, and a variety of small objects.
Schedule of Events/ Preview Day/ By invitation only, Monday, June 12, 2017 Public Show Days Tuesday, June 13–Sunday, June 18, 2017