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Impressions from Design Miami/ Basel 2012
Earlier this month (11 – 17 June) Design Miami/ Basel returned to Switzerland for its 7th edition with exhibitions from from Europe, the United States and Asia’s most relevant design galleries showcasing 20th and 21st century collectible design. Naturally, Architonic was there but in case you didn’t make it to Basel, here’s our vast image gallery with no less than 240 images from this inspiring show. Enjoy!
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Lamp 1960s Plastic, metal 156 x 27,5 x 13 cm Author: I. Zholtovsky (supervisor), M. Kruglov, V. Lazarev
At this year’s Design Miami/Basel an exhibition dedicated to original and rare items of Soviet interior design of the 1920s and early 1930s, as well as the period of the late 1950s to 1970s is presented by Heritage Gallery, Moscow. The exhibition is on display at the currently ongoing Design Miami Basel 2012.
Roger Tallon Cockle Armchair, polished aluminium and spazmolla, Foto © Jousse Enterprise
Matthias Jousse of Galerie Jousse Entreprise started collecting Tallon’s works in the 60ies which resulted in an extensive exhibition in 2005, which was prepared with the artist. This year, Galerie Jousse Entreprise shows part of their collection of Roger Tallon’s oeuvre on Design Miami/Basel 2012.
Metropole aluminum house, ca. 1949; Metal, aluminum and wood; 8 x 12 m; Photo © Galerie Patrick Seguin
For the second time, Galerie Patrick Seguin will be bringing a Jean Prouvé House to Basel. After the 6×6 meter demountable bungalow, created for the war victims in Lorraine, which was on show last year, this year the Aluminum House will be built and dismantled every day. The performance demonstrates the visitors the modularity of the house and that it can be easily and quickly assembled.
'Tonus' stool by Aldo Bakker for Particles Gallery; photo by Erik and Petra Hesmerg
The award-winning Dutch designer Aldo Bakker has created a collection of beautifully crafted wooden furniture which was showcased by the Amsterdam-based contemporary Particles Gallery during this year’s Design Miami/ Basel. On show as part of the Design On/Site schedule, Bakker’s new works included an organically-shaped curvilinear ‘Tonus’ stool which has been hand-carved out of a solid block of oak wood; a simple ‘Stool’ executed in various types of wood such as chestnut, gleditsia, ash, elm and walnut; and an elm-wood ’3DWN1UP’ chair which takes its name from the unexpected, reversed positioning of one of its legs which, by being placed atop of the seat, serves as a back rest. (more…)
'Podium occasional table' by Nicolas Le Moigne
As part of the Design On/Site program at this year’s edition of Design Miami/ Basel, Berlin-based HELMRINDERKNECHT contemporary design gallery has presented a solo exhibition dedicated to the Swiss designer Nicolas Le Moigne and his latest collection of furniture. Entitled ‘Podium’, the series stems from Le Moigne’s ‘observations of the customary forms of presenting art and design by galleries and museums’, and comprises six limited-edition designs which include: a hand-blown glass lamp, a hand-polished granite bowl, a varnished-oak shelf and table, an occasional table which has been developed in cooper and a series of three enamelled ceramic vases. Accordingly, each of the pieces encompasses a white wooden platform which, in the words of the designer; ‘results in the object gaining its aesthetics and functional completeness.’
Parisian Galerie Kreo at Design Miami/ Basel 2011
For the first time since it was founded in 2005, Design Miami/ Basel was this year under the new direction of Marianne Goebl, who curated the trade fair with an expert eye. In February 2011 she followed in the footsteps of Ambra Medda who, after splitting up with her partner Craig Robbins, also lost her commitment to her position as director of their joint baby, as was indicated at last year’s press conference. (by Susanne Fritz)
to Susanne Fritz’s Design Miami/ Basel 2011 report on Architonic
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Polished Steel Armchair exhibited by Galerie Perrin; photo courtesy of Galerie Perrin
Presented by the Parisian Galerie Perrin at this year’s Design Miami/ Basel (on show at the fair until 18.06), this fully-foldable polished steel, gilt copper and leather armchair has caught our attention not only due to its scrupulous detailing but also because this remarkably modern-looking piece has been designed circa two hundred years ago – in early 19th century – and is said to have been created to meet the requirements of Napoleon himself .