The new Herzog & De Meuron Architekten designed Basel Exhibition Center will play host to the eighth edition of Design Miami/ Basel from June 11-16. It is an international roster of nearly fifty historic and contemporary galleries from thirteen countries, alongside the fair’s cutting edge cultural programming, in Hall 1 Süd, part of the new permanent exhibition hall in Basel’s Messe. This year there will be an enhanced gallery selection, showing museum-quality works spanning five centuries of design, accompanied by a rich cultural programming of site-specific commissions, performances, awards and talks.
Galerie Jaques Lacoste - Set of Four Egg Chairs Designer/ Jean Royère Year/ 1952
The June 2013 edition of Design Miami/ Basel will see a significant number of returning galleries and first-time exhibitors alike, all of which represent the world’s leading galleries specializing in collectible design.
Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.
Galerie Eric Philippe Vase Designer/ Gio Ponti (1891-1979) Date/ 1951
Design Miami/ is more than a marketplace for design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. Each show balances exclusive commercial opportunities with progressive cultural programming, creating exciting collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects.
Hostler Burrows Grouping of vases Designer/ Berndt Friberg Year/ 1934–1965
By continuously expanding and enriching its programming, Design Miami/ seeks to not only satisfy the demand for a high-end design fair, but also to broaden awareness of modern and contemporary design, fuel the market for collectible design, and provide an exciting yet accessible destination for collectors and enthusiasts alike.