Design Miami Kicks Off Miami Basel Week

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Design Miami, which runs through December 5, kick started Art Basel Miami Beach week last night with a dazzling display of modern and contemporary furniture, lighting, jewelry, and other stylish design objects. The fair, which is billed as “the global forum for design,” debuts this year in a new temporary structure, designed by the New York-based design team Moorhead & Moorhead, that’s conveniently located near to the Miami Beach Convention Center, home of ABMB.

Some of the world’s leading design galleries, including Galerie Patrick Seguin and Galerie Kreo from Paris, Demisch Danant and R 20th Century from New York, and Carpenters Workshop Gallery from London are presenting work alongside emerging dealers Matter, Industry, and Venice Projects. Additionally, high-profile design sponsors, such as Swarovski, Fendi, and Cappellini, commissioned designers to construct site-specific projects and tapped W Magazine editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi to moderate a series of design talks, including one with Silvia Fendi, Ron Arad, and Pharrell Williams and another with Design Miami’s 2010 designer of the year, Konstantin Grcic.

Click through below for a gallery of images.

Erosion Low Table by Joseph Walsh at Todd Merrill

Broken Cubes II By Maria Pergay at Demisch Danant

Concrete Chandelier By Drift Design at Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Ghost Rider by Wendell Castle at Barry Friedman Ltd.

Ours Polaire by Jean Royere at Galerie Patrick Seguin

Shelf By Sebastian Errazuriz at Cristina Grajales

Sphere Table By Jean Royere at Galerie Patrick Seguin

Octopus Chair By Lee Sam Woong at Gallery Seomi

Tephra Formations By Robert Stadler at Carpenters Workshop Gallery

School Teacher’s House by Jean Prouvé at Galerie Patrick Seguin

Steam 11 By Se Hwa Bae at Gallery Seomi

Three Bracelets By Petra Zimmerman at Ornamentum

The Black Edition Big Table By Wendell Castle at R 20th Century

Shadow of Light by Koen Van Den Broek at D&A Lab

Sculpture Front Console By Paul Evans at Todd Merrill

Long Chair KARBON by Konstantin Grcic for Galerie Kreo

Stag Bench by Rick Owens at Jousse Entreprise

White Bronze Poly Chair By Max Lamb at Johnson Trading Gallery