Like many fairs, the bi-annual Design Miami/ has moved its show online. The bright side is that design collectors can shop year-round rather than only during its June and December events in Basel and Miami Beach, respectively, while design enthusiasts everywhere can soak up the platform’s inspirational imagery and insight. It’s easy to navigate, too, with sections devoted to categories, galleries and charitable commissions. Here’s a look at some highlights. Happy hunting!
Jose Zanine Caldas Lounge Chair
Every Floridian could use a statement chaise lounge. The Bahia-born, late designer’s Cavunia plywood and rope frame topped with a thick padded cushion from 1949 deserves its placement in the site’s Masterpiece section.
Design for GlobalGiving
Design Miami/ and Anava Projects commissioned one-off works that donate 100 percent of proceeds to GlobalGiving’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. Purchase limited-edition drawings, prints and photographs such as Rive Roshan studio’s acrylic work on paper titled Time to Reflect 02. Couple Ruben de la Rive Box and Golnar Roshan’s experimental design practice is based in Amsterdam.
Design industry insiders like August journal editor-in-chief Dung Ngo and architect Lee F. Mindel share diverse viewpoints through interviews, videos and columns. For example, designer Teo Yang gives a tour of his historic hanok, a traditional Korean house, in Seoul; and Design Miami/ curatorial director Aric Chen checks in with ceramic artist, poet and activist Roberto Lugo (pictured).