Design Miami/ in Milan

Salone Internazionale del Mobile wrapped up this past weekend and the Design Miami/ team was there to document the latest in design from all over the world.

At the core of the team trip to Milan was the announcement of this year’s W Hotels Designers of the Future, which honors rising stars of the design world with a platform to present newly commissioned work to a powerful design audience. Design Miami/ Basel and W Hotels presented Jon StamBethan Laura Wood and Seung-Yong Songwith this year’s award.

The team captured countless design highlights on their trip to a city immersed in all things design. Many of Design Miami/ Basel’s upcoming exhibitors launched new work during in stellar exhibitions, including Nilufar Gallery, Erastudio Apartment-Gallery and ProjectB.

At Erastudio Apartment-Gallery, owner and architect Patrizia Tenti gave audiences a preview of works to be shown at Design Miami/ Basel 2013 with new designs by Vincenzo De Cotiis, Gunjian Gupta, Xavery Wolski & Peter Bahuis.

Architect Vincenzo De Cotiis showed his latest modular element assembled lamps at Erastudio Apartment-Gallery.

A wall installation of various utensils at Erastudio Apartment-Gallery by architect Vincenzo De Cotiis.

Dilmos opened a solo exhibition of Japanese group Nendo’s glass work for the occasion of Salone.

Nina Yashar and W Hotels Designer of the Future recipient Bethan Laura Wood pose for a photo at Nilufar Gallery. Nilufar followed its tradition of launching its annual spring show during Salone, this year titled Exclusive/Inclusive. The exhibition featured new work by Lindsey Adelman, Maarten De Ceulaer, Nucleo and Bethan Laura Wood.

Drops by Arik Levy debuted at Wallpaper* Handmade, silvered blown glass vases that are designed for cacti.

ProjectB opened Simple, the first solo show for London-based designer Philippe Malouin. Here Malouin, Will Yates and Eva Feldkamp work on installing the exhibition. ProjectB is participating in Design Miami/ Basel for the first time this June in the Design On/Site program with new pieces from Malouin.

Similar to Malouin’s previous works, the installation for ProjectB included a table, benches, shelves and lamp all made from MDF.

The Triennale Design Museum celebrated its heritage with an exhibition devoted to Italian designers working for furniture makers, including an installation by Ron Giladfor Flos.

Netherlands-based company Booo presented lamps by Front and bulbs by Nacho Carbonell and Formafantasma. Booo created the concept of a bulb and lamp shade in one and challenges design studios to explore this idea.

-Brandon Grom

Design Miami/ Design Log