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 Stam, Bethan 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.
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.