Posts tagged as 'Design Miami Basel'

'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.’


Design Miami/ Basel 2011

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 20.06.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

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


to Architonic’s tour of Design Miami/ Basel 2011

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 .


Impressions from Design Miami/ Basel 2011

Yesterday – ahead of today’s official opening – Design Miami/ Basel hosted an exclusive preview for the press and VIP guests and Architonic team was among the lucky few who were given a sneak peek at the 6th edition of the fair. (more…)

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Design Miami/ Basel 2011

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 07.06.2011 - Tagged as: , ,



Design Miami/ Basel returns next week (14-18 June) to Switzerland for its 6th edition. During the fair, which each year coincides with ‘the Olympics of the art world’, Art Basel, more than 40 galleries from 10 different countries will showcase ‘never-before-seen historical and contemporary work and large-scale architectural installations’ as well as solo exhibitions from some of the most prominent designers including Pierre Charpin, Ron Gilad, Piet Hein Eek, Max Lamb, Joseph-André Motte and Jean Prouvé. (more…)

'Secretaire' from Maarten Baas's 'Grey Derivations' series, shown by Mitterrand + Cramer; image courtesy of Mitterrand + Cramer

Described by its organisers as ‘the pre-eminent global forum for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating design’, Design Miami Basel, the annual European get-together for those who like their design a touch on the exclusive side, put on a robust show this year. With the love-it-or-hate-it market for limited-edition design and one-off pieces clearly here to stay, Architonic spent some serious fair time with three of the scene’s leading international design gallerists…


'Six-Forty by Four-Eighty' by Zigelbaum + Coelho

MIT Media Lab research students and self-avowed nerds Jamie Zigelbaum and Marcelo Coehlo have presented a compelling light installation at this year’s Design Miami Basel, called ‘Six-Forty by Four-Eighty’. Working at the interface between design and digital technology, the duo, one of four recipients of the show’s W Hotels Designers of the Future Awards, have created a modular, interactive lighting system that encourages the user to touch, move, compose and recompose its constituent parts to create a rich visual drama.

'Six-Forty by Four-Eighty' by Zigelbaum + Coelho

Based on the idea of the pixel, the installation features 220 magnetic tiles, which, when moved, change colour. Dynamic light patterns across multiple pixels can be produced by simply pointing at them. Most fascinating of all though is the way that they can communicate with each other via the user: touching two of the tiles at the same time allows a current to pass through the person’s skin, which has a synchronising effect. Never was nerdiness so beautiful.

'Six-Forty by Four-Eighty' by Zigelbaum + Coelho

'Six-Forty by Four-Eighty' by Zigelbaum + Coelho

to the Zigelbaum + Coelho website