Aqua Art Miami, Through the Looking Glass: An Immersive Design Installation
Forgoing the white walls of the traditional fair booth, Industry jumped across Collins Avenue into the Penthouse Suite of the Aqua Art Fair. By utilizing a penthouse instead of a gallery, Industry emphasized how their designs fit in both artistic and home settings.
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Forgoing the white walls of the traditional fair booth, Industry jumped across Collins Avenue into the Penthouse Suite of the Aqua Art Fair, the only hotel fair of Miami Art Week. Taking over the bedroom, kitchen, living room and bathroom, Industry reimagined the suite as an avant-garde, surrealist haven of color, sight and sound. The colorful textiles of Dutch artist Fraansje Killaars welcomed visitors into the bedroom suite with a magical woven bed; Geoff Mann’s iconic “Cross-Fire” tea set provided the perfect affair for the suite kitchen, and Elena Manferdini’s vinyl printed mirror set “Out of Focus” provided the perfect backdrop for a waltz into the world of fantasy and eye candy. Small works of 3D-printed art abound, with Francis Bitonti’s Molecular Shoes and Tobias Klein’s Metamorphosis Vase both quick to catch the viewer’s eye. Maarten de Ceulaer’s colorful plush Mutation Chairs nestled along-side Manferdini’s stainless steel printed Eye Candy Tables, both floating in visual sphere of digital art created by LA-based designer Dennis Delgado. And Benjamin Muzzin’s Full-Turn completed the transformation, inviting viewers to explore the third dimension with his whimsical, ethereal and dazzling use of tablets to create a spinning fantasy land, a digital animation to catch the eye.