Design Miami/, the global forum for design, will return this December with a prestigious list of world-renowned galleries specializing in limited-edition design. An international selection of galleries will showcase important twentieth and twenty-first century design to a discerning audience of collectors, critics and enthusiasts. This year’s event will see galleries presenting some of the most sought after pieces in their collections, along with new works specially commissioned for the fair. Participating galleries for December 2010 include Barry Friedman Ltd., Demisch Danant, Galerie Patrick Seguin, R 20th Century and Carpenters Workshop Gallery, which will show in Miami for the first time following successful shows at Design Miami/Basel.

Participants for December 2010’s Design On/Site (Design Miami/’s showcase for dealers pushing the boundaries of contemporary art, craft and technology through installation-based presentations) include Caroline Van Hoek, Industry Gallery and Matter. Works to be shown in the Design On/Site programme reflect a diverse and international selection of designers and dealers collaborating in unexpected ways to bring new pieces to the market.

“All of the work in the fair has a story and an identity,” says Alexandra Cunningham, Director of Exhibitions for Design Miami/. “These objects signify key moments and achievements in design history and tell the tales of their creators, owners, producers, and society in general. The galleries present museum quality pieces that will continue to be preserved and protected, and will have lives beyond the current moment.”

Celebrating its sixth edition, Design Miami/ has become the preeminent destination for the international design community and an important source for private and museum collectors. The quality of this year’s twenty participating galleries further solidifies the fair’s status as an essential biannual forum for top-quality collectible design. This year’s edition will see increased involvement for galleries specializing in historical design, along with a selection of galleries launching new work at the show. A number of designers whose work is being exhibited at Design Miami/ will also be in attendance with their representing galleries. For the first time ever, this year’s show will be held adjacent to Art Basel Miami Beach, in a temporary structure designed by New Yorkbased design studio, Moorhead & Moorhead.

Design Miami/ is an important platform for design galleries from all corners of the world. The rigorous selection standards and unique vetting process for exhibiting galleries results in a gallery programme that is tightly edited while still representing a balanced mix of both historic and contemporary design.

“With each exhibition, dealers invite visitors into their own personal worlds of design,” says Wava Carpenter, Acting Director for Design Miami/. “Each display is cultivated through years of research and experience and offers a hand-picked selection of objects arranged in a way that offers a specialized perspective on individual works, the design movements from which they originate, or the interrelation of important pieces of design.”



Barry Friedman Ltd. has brought twentieth century European fine and decorative art to the attention of American audiences for over forty years. The gallery presents exhibitions featuring contemporary photography and fine art, cutting-edge furniture, studio glass, and ceramics, along with avant-garde painting, works on paper, and sculpture. For Design Miami/ 2010, the gallery will feature a selection of contemporary works by Ron Arad, Wendell Castle, Ingrid Donat and the Garridos.


This December, Carpenters Workshop Gallery will make their Miami debut, following their participation in Design Miami/Basel. The gallery’s presentation will offer a selection of strong yet varied individual pieces that are not tied to a larger exhibition theme. Among the works on display will be “Bon Bon Gold,” a chair by Marcel Wanders made of resin, rope, and precious metal; the next iteration of Drift Design’s “Fragile Future (3.10),” a light made with LED and dandelion petals; and Studio Job’s “Wrecking Ball,” a lamp made of cast bronze—one of only six in its edition.


Since its inception in 2001, Cristina Grajales Gallery has become one of the world’s most distinguished design galleries, specializing in twentieth century masterpieces and cultivating future luminaries of twenty-first century design. An expert in midcentury European and American design, Cristina Grajales promotes work by emerging designers in furniture, lighting, ceramic, and textile design. Works to be showcased at Design Miami/ 2010 include “Tattoo Stools” by Pedro Barrail and pieces by Sebastian Errazuriz, including the “Piano Cabinet,” which was commissioned for Design Miami/.


D&A Lab is a laboratory that operates at the intersection between art and functionality, while questioning the traditional boundaries between art and design. The gallery accomplishes this by approaching a broad range of contemporary artists working in various media, techniques, and processes and offering them the opportunity to channel their artistic vision through the constraint of function. Among the works on display at Design Miami/ 2010 will be “D1”, a new piece in an edition of seven, “3AP’s” by Michael Lin (which was specifically commissioned for the show), and “ZEUS” by Amaral-Bostyn, a fully-chromed vintage racing bicycle with silk-covered tires.


Demisch Danant specializes in twentieth century European design – with an emphasis on the late 1950s to the 1980s. For Design Miami/, Demisch Danant will present a selection of works by French designers from the late 1950s through the early 1960s including Antoine Philippon & Jacqueline Lecoq, Joseph Andre Motte, and Janine Abraham & Dirk Jan Rol. The gallery will also show new work by Maria Pergay, along with work by the Dutch artist Krijn de Koning.


Galerie kreo collaborates extensively with world-renowned museums and arts organizations including The Art Institute of Chicago and Triennale di Milano. At Design Miami/, Galerie kreo will present a selection of works by designers including the Bouroullec Brothers, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Pierre Charpin, Hella Jongerius, Alessandro Mendini, Wieki Somers, Martin Szekely, and the 2010 Designer of the Year, Konstantin Grcic.


Galerie Patrick Seguin has specialized in twentieth century furniture and architecture since opening in 1989. In a lavish space, remodeled in 2003 by French architect Jean Nouvel, the gallery invites collectors and visitors to discover an exceptional selection of creations by Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, and Jean Royère. At Design Miami/, Galerie Patrick Seguin will present a Jean Royère environment conceived and directed by India Mahdavi. Among the works on display will be a “Bouquet” wall lamp, Sphère table, and “Ours Polaire,” a sofa with a pair of armchairs.


At Design Miami/ 2010, Gallery SEOMI will present a selection of works reflective of contemporary Korean design culture. Melding craft, design, and art, Gallery SEOMI’s presentation will blur the lines between traditional and modern ideas and techniques. Among the works on display will be a new work by Bae Se Hwa specifically commissioned for Design Miami/. Utilizing wood as a primary material, Bae Se Hwa’s work blends the beauty of sculpture with the functionality of furniture.


Committed to commissioning and funding unique contemporary works, the Johnson Trading Gallery works with a carefully selected group of emerging artists, designers and architects, who create fresh and innovative designs using traditional materials and processes. At Design Miami/, the gallery will exhibit works by ArandaLasch, Wendell Castle, Max Lamb, Kwangho Lee, George Nakashima, and Tobia Scarpa.


For more than 25 years Philippe Jousse has contributed to the growing recognition of designers such as Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Mathieu Matégot, André Borderie, Alexandre Noll, Serge Mouille and Jean Royére. Based in Paris, Jousee Entreprise has two galleries: one dedicated to furniture from the 1950s to 1970s and another dedicated to contemporary art. This year’s showcase at Design Miami/ will include Pierre Paulin’s Ribbon Chair from 1966, a unique “Kangaroo” loveseat by Jean Prouvé, and the “Mexican” bookcase by Charlotte Perriand and Ateliers Jean Prouvé.


Located in Hudson, New York, Ornamentum Gallery presents a dynamic collection of contemporary jewelry and related objects, and features numerous yearly exhibitions in which designers display their work in conceptual installations. For the gallery’s presentation at Design Miami/ 2010, Ornamentum will display a selection of works including jewelry and large sculptural objects by Ted Noten and Idiots, along with a tightly curated selection of important pieces of jewelry.


Since 2004, Perimeter has developed, produced, and promoted exceptional furniture and objects from both French and international designers. Perimeter focuses on designers who are working with a humanist approach to the design object. The gallery represents David Adjaye, François Arnal, Guillaume Bardet, Fernando & Humberto Campana, Cheick Diallo, Adrien Gardère, Zaha Hadid, Alexandra Jefford, Janette Laverrière, James Lethbridge, Gonçalo Mabunda, Pierre Paulin, Paola Petrobelli, Cora Sheibani and Studio Libertiny. For Design Miami 2010/, Perimeter will show a selection of works including a new Mono sushi sofa by the Campana Brothers, along with a centerpiece by Matali Crasset and the “Totem Lamp” by Guillaume Bardet, both commissioned specifically for the fair.


Founded by Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman, the R 20th Century Gallery is internationally recognized for its curatorial acumen and deep knowledge of midtwentieth century and contemporary design. For Design Miami/ 2010, they will present “Masterworks of Brazilian and American Design” and display works by designers including Wendell Castle, Poul Kjaerholm, Greta Magnusson Grossman, Renate Müller, Sergio Rodrigues, Joaquim Tenreiro, Jose Zanine Caldas, and Jeff Zimmerman. A custom-made dining table by Joaquim Tenreiro made of Caviona Wood and reversepainted glass will also be shown.


Sebastian + Barquet Gallery was established in New York in 2005 with the intention of providing collectors with access to the finest available examples of twentieth-century design. International in scope, with locations in London and New York, Sebastian + Barquet focuses on masterworks of American and European design from the 1940s -1980s and is dedicated to presenting well-curated, museum-quality exhibitions that

celebrate the works of established masters while simultaneously showcasing the work of lesser- known designers. For Design Miami/, the gallery will feature exceptionally rare pieces made by Donald Judd, an Ico and Luisa Parisi floor lamp, and a Tom Sachs lounge chair accompanied by photographs of fashion photo shoots featuring the chair.


Todd Merrill Antiques & Twentieth Century, located in New York City, is known for a mix of the best of the post-war period in American studio and custom furniture, as well as European furniture and lighting. For Design Miami/ 2010, the gallery will present, “BY HAND: Studio Furniture Design from the 1960s through Today.” The presentation will explore fifty years of unique studio furniture and will include works by Jack Rogers Hopkins, Paul Evans, and Phillip Lloyd Powell. New works by Joseph Walsh and Michael Coffey, specifically commissioned for Design Miami/, will also be on display. This year’s Design On/Site program, the showcase for small-scale yet high-level exhibitions of new work by individual designers or studios, will give a strong presence to designers not represented in the general gallery program. Design On/Site offers show attendees the opportunity to experience a designer’s world through site-specific installations and immersive environments. Many exhibiting designers will be on hand for the Design On/Site program, which will give Design Miami/ attendees the opportunity to meet the designers firsthand and discuss the work on display.


CAROLINE VAN HOEK presenting Jon Stam & Lisa Walker

Caroline Van Hoek Contemporary Art Jewelry will present unique jewelry pieces designed by Lisa Walker in collaboration with Chicks on Speed. The works will be shown in a Curiosity Cabinet designed by Eindhoven graduate Jon Stam.

INDUSTRY GALLERY presenting Tejo Remy & René Veenhuizen

Industry Gallery will premiere new work from a poured concrete furniture series created by Dutch designer Tejo Remy, a founding designer at Droog, and René Veenhuizen, his design partner of the past decade. The designers will exhibit several poured concrete tables, a chair and a bench, along with a new series of foam stools and lighting clusters created from various pieces of glassware.

MATTER presenting Lindsey Adelman

Matter is a New York-based design gallery and showroom representing a carefully curated group of emerging and established international designers and artists. For Design Miami/, Matter will feature a solo installation of a new piece by Lindsey Adelman. Entitled “Ceres,” the piece was commissioned by Matter specifically for Design Miami/.

R 20TH CENTURY presenting Hugo França & Raymond Jungles

Hugo França will sculpt the massive base of a Pequi tree that is more than 1,000 years old into a unique, site-specific work. França’s piece will be integrated into a lush, tropical landscape designed by Raymond Jungles.


Stilwerk limited edition design gallery acts as a design platform where architects, product designers, and interior designers create items for prestigious furniture manufacturers, exclusive prototypes, and special limited editions. For Design Miami/, the gallery will showcase the “Phantom” table, exclusively designed by GRAFT for Stilwerk.

VENICE PROJECTS presenting Joost Van Bleiswijk & Kiki Van Eijk

Venice Projects promotes internationally recognized contemporary artists who have been in the Venice Biennale or have achieved a similar professional stature. Venice Projects develops educational opportunities for dialogue and experimentation with the use of glass in contemporary art. “Glass Skin” is a unique collaboration between Venice Projects and the Dutch design duo Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk, graduates of the Eindhoven Academy of Design.


The sixth edition of Design Miami/ is marked by an increase in returning galleries, who represent the world’s leading dealers specializing in limited-edition design. Design Miami/ is the most prominent and substantive forum for international design, representing a convergence of commerce and culture. Its annual shows in Basel, Switzerland (June) and Miami, USA (December) bring together the most influential designers, collectors, dealers, curators, and critics from around the world. For further information, visit

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