Design Miami/ Basel Returns for its Thirteenth Edition with Curated Gallery Presentations, Satellites, Talks, and More

Design Miami/ Basel
Mar 20, 2018 8:11PM

Unique Ceiling Lamp Mod 2045 by BBPR c. 1962 at Gate 5 Courtesy of Produced by Arteluce.

Slab-build porcelain, reduction firing by Karl Scheid 1991 at Marc Heiremans Courtesy of Marc Heiremans.

Design Miami/ Basel returns June 12–17, 2018, for its thirteenth edition, featuring forty-six gallery presentations and ten Curio installations as well as Satellites, Collaborations, Design Talks, and exclusive events. Design Miami/ Basel 2018 also incorporates a number of exciting programs.  

“At a time when the pace of our lives seems to be ever increasing, from the news cycle to social media updates, it feels like an opportune moment to take a step back, to appreciate the qualities inherent in good design; to notice how function, beauty, and materiality affect the ways in which we are engaging, with each other and in the world at large,” says Rodman Primack, Chief Creative Officer, Design Miami/.  

"As knowledge about and interest in collectible design continues to grow, we're looking forward to welcoming a wider range of international buyers and attendees to our Basel edition this summer," says Jen Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Design Miami/.

6 Birds Panel by Roger Capron 1960 at Thomas Fritsch Courtesy of Thomas Fritsch.

Body Console by Chris Wolston 2017 at The Future Perfect Courtesy of The Future Perfect.

Dolphin Chair by Hans J. Wegner 1950 at Galleri Feldt Courtesy of Galleri Feldt.

Gallery Debuts, Founding Galleries, and Standout Solo Shows/  

This year we welcome forty-six of the most distinguished design galleries from thirteen countries to present exhibitions of collectible design available for acquisition, including rare and unique furniture, lighting, and objets d’art. Five galleries will be making their Design Miami/ Basel debut this year: Caterina Tognon (Venice), works with international artists and designers that when they choose, always or sometimes, employ glass as their creative media; Galerie Mitterrand (Paris), which for twenty-five years has shown significant sculpture works and produced public exhibitions of monumental sculpture; Galerie Regis Mathieu (Paris), who will show historic chandeliers from 1890-1930; The Future Perfect (Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco), known for its roster of distinguished and emerging contemporary designers; and Side Gallery (Barcelona) which focuses on Latin American historical design along with Spanish design of the past century and rare pieces by architects.  

Twelve galleries that have exhibited at Design Miami/ Basel since its first edition will again present outstanding displays of historic and contemporary design: ammann//gallery (Cologne), Cristina Grajales Gallery (New York), Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery (Copenhagen & Paris), Demisch Danant (New York), Galerie kreo (London and Paris), Galerie Patrick Seguin (Paris), Hostler Burrows (New York), Jousse Entreprise (Paris), LAFFANOUR - Galerie Downtown (Paris), Magen H Gallery (New York), Nilufar Gallery (Milan), and R & Company (New York).  

Several designers will be featured with solo presentations. Galerie Mitterrand will present work from a dynamic design duo whose surreal sculptures and objets d’art are coveted by collectors: husband and wife François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, or Les Lalanne as they are known collectively. At Friedman Benda (New York), Tokyo-based designer nendo (Oki Sato) will show examples of his striking furniture design, which has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among many others. Salon 94 Design (New York) will showcase the sculptural design works of Korean designer Kwangho Lee. Side Gallery (Barcelona) presents a selection of their rich collection of modernist furniture by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Gingko by Ania Guillaume 2018 at Elisabetta Cipriani Courtesy of Elisabetta Cipriani.

Ottoman by Betil Dagdelen 2014 at Cristina Grajales Gallery Courtesy of Cristina Grajales.

Design at Large, Curated by François Halard/  

Design at Large presents large-scale historical and contemporary design curated each year by a different global tastemaker. This edition’s ambitious installation is envisioned by photographer François Halard, known for his distinctive images of interior spaces and architecture. Halard has portrayed the houses, gardens, and ateliers of singular personalities around the world, including Louise Bourgeois, Luigi Ghirri, Saul Leiter, Robert Rauschenberg, and Cy Twombly, as well as such architectural masterpieces as Casa Malaparte, Capri; Villa Noailles, Hyères, France; and La Maison de Verre, Paris. Time is François Halard’s most frequent collaborator, his patience one of the key elements of his visionary work.  

Design at Large is intended to be a site of discovery for visitors, presenting a selection of works that explore a particular theme inspired by current topics in design.  

“I am thrilled to have been invited to curate the Design at Large exhibition at Design Miami/Basel this June. Design in all its forms has been part of my life since childhood, integrating and affecting all aspects of my practice,” says François Halard, the 2018 Design at Large Curator for Design Miami/ Basel. “With the exhibition, I am particularly interested in exploring notions of time and how time impacts design, the creative process and our lives.”  

Satellites, Featuring Stuart Parr’s Vintage Motorcycles/  

Satellites, inventive exhibitions presented by museums, bookstores, brands, and private collectors, are organized around a single curatorial theme or educational perspective.  

Following the success of Kenny Schachter’s curated car show satellite #MANUAL at Design Miami/ Basel 2017, Stuart Parr will present selections from his collection of classic 1970s Italian motorcycles. The satellite presentation is drawn from his popular exhibition Art of the Italian Two Wheel, which was presented in Miami’s Design District in winter 2018.

Side tables by Joaquim Tenreiro 1950s at Mercado Moderno.

Unique Table Lamp by Katie Stout 2017 at R & Company  Courtesy of Joe Kramm + R & Company.


The Talks program features dynamic discussions that offer informed perspectives on producing, exhibiting, and collecting design today. Talks are held June 12–13, 3 and 5pm, and take place in the MCH Lounge, which is accessible to the public and located next to the satellite bookstore do you read me?! The bookstore returns to the fair to present a curated selection of architecture and design books alongside rare editions.  

Design Miami/ Basel Gains a Second Entrance/  

Unlimited, Art Basel's sector for artworks that transcend the traditional art fair booth, is being relocated to Hall 1.1 this year, resulting in a secondary entrance into Design Miami/ Basel. Located on the same level as Unlimited, there will be a café accessible to ticket holders of either fair, and the opportunity to purchase tickets.  

UNAIDS Gala Returns/  

The third edition of the UNAIDS fund-raising dinner and auction at Design Miami/ Basel returns to raise awareness of and funds to support efforts to end AIDS by the year 2030 and ensure access to HIV prevention and treatment services worldwide.

A rare low table by Jean Prouve - Jacques Andre 1937 at Galerie Jacques Lacoste Courtesy of Galerie Jacques Lacoste & Herve Lewandowski.

Pair of vases Cosmos by Evgeny Nikitin 1960s at Heritage Gallery  Courtesy of Heritage Gallery

Uranoide trone by Urano Palma 1978 at Erastudio Apartment-Gallery Courtesy of Erastudio Apartment-Gallery.

Design Miami/ Basel 2018 Galleries/  

ammann//gallery – Cologne  

Carpenters Workshop Gallery – Paris, London & New York  

Caterina Tognon – Venice  

Cristina Grajales Gallery – New York  

Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery – Copenhagen & Paris  

Demisch Danant – New York  

Elisabetta Cipriani – London  

Erastudio Apartment–Gallery – Milan  

Friedman Benda – New York  

The Future Perfect – New York & San Francisco  

Galerie Eric Philippe – Paris  

Galerie Jacques Lacoste – Paris  

Galerie kreo – Paris & London  

Galerie Maria Wettergren – Paris  

Galerie Matthieu Richard – Paris  

Galerie Mitterrand – Paris  

Galerie Pascal Cuisinier – Paris  

Galerie Patrick Seguin – Paris & London  

Galerie Philippe Gravier – Paris  

Galerie Regis Mathieu – Paris  

Galerie VIVID – Rotterdam  

Galleria Antonella Villanova – Florence  

Galleria Rossella Colombari – Milan  

Galleri Feldt – Copenhagen  

Gallery ALL – Los Angeles & Beijing  

Gate 5 – Monaco  

Giustini Stagetti/ Galleria O. Roma – Rome  

Heritage Gallery – Moscow  

Hostler Burrows – New York  

Jousse Entreprise – Paris  

LAFFANOUR - Galerie Downtown – Paris  

Lebreton – San Francisco  

Magen H Gallery – New York  

Maniera – Brussels  

Marc Heiremans – Brussels  

Mercado Moderno – Rio de Janeiro  

Nilufar Gallery – Milan  

Ornamentum – Hudson  

Pierre Marie Giraud – Brussels  

R & Company – New York  

Robert Zehil Gallery – Monaco  

Salon 94 Design – New York  

Side Gallery – Barcelona  

Siegelson Gallery – New York  

Thomas Fritsch – ARTRIUM - Paris  

Todd Merrill Studio – New York    


Schedule of Events/  

Preview Day/ By invitation only  

Monday, June 11, 2018  

Collectors Preview/12–5pm  


Public Show Days  

Tuesday, June 12/ 10am–8pm  

Wednesday, June 13/ 10am–8pm  

Thursday, June 14/ 10am–7pm  

Friday, June 15/ 10am–7pm  

Saturday, June 16/ 11am–7pm  

Sunday, June 17/ 11am–7pm

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