ON SHOW THE MAJOR FAIR FOR COLLECTIBLE DESIGN, A MEETING POINT FOR THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY
These days the city of Basel, Switzerland, is overwhelmed by the XII edition of Design Miami/Basel, the amazing fair for collectible design.
Consisting of two main events a year – one in Basel in June, and one in Miami, Florida, that will he held from 6 to 10 December, Design Miami Basel is the meeting point for main art collectors, critics, galleries, well-known designers and dealers, all gathered here to showcase or share ideas on best vintage and contemporary design.
It is very rich this Basel’s edition in terms of attendance and variety: about 50 galleries from 11 different countries. Alongside the usual dealers from main European cities – including London, Paris, Copenhagen – from North America and Asia, this year for the first time a gallery form Brazil will attend the event – the Mercado Moderno from Rio de Janeiro – showcasing works by the amazing Joaquim Tenreiro, Sergio Rodrigues and José Zanine Caldas. While Italy is represented by five galleries from Milan, Rome and Turin.
To be stressed within this year’s program the inclusion of Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles, thanks to the expert offering of first-time Robert Zehil of Monaco, which builds on the wide range of styles spanning the Twentieth century of design and decorative arts which include Art Nouveau, Art Deco, De Stijl, Post-War Italian, Post- War French, Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian, Post Modernism, Italian Glass, and Precious & Fine Artist Jewelry alongside contemporary works of the twenty-first century.
Alongside the galleries, also this year Basel/Miami organized the platform ‘Design Curio’ – ten installations consisting of incredible and often forgotten items, technologies and crafts.
To be finally mentioned, the beautiful solo on the Italian designer Ettore Sottsass, shown by Friedman Benda of New York in celebration of his centenary. Furniture, lighting supplies, glass and ceramics, with a special focus on the works from the Sixties.
Design Miami/Basel 2017– XII edition
June 13-18, 2017
Design Miami/ Basel
Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel