design miami 2016 preview

The 40 Best New Works You’ll See at Design Miami This Week

When we think of Design Miami, which opens tomorrow, the idea of the fair as a place to scout exciting new work by an elite cadre of emerging designers isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. Lush, immersive installations and epically cool lounges, yes; vintage gems by French designers like Prouvé, Royère, Perriand, and Pergay, of course. But the past couple of years have featured a notable swing towards a younger, more experimental crowd — a change due in no small part to the new Design Curio section and its little-sister vibe, as well as the fact that many more emerging, independent designers these days are making collectible-level work. That’s not to say we don’t dig the other stuff — don’t think we don’t have a eBay alert on Lucite pieces by Charles Hollis Jones — but to our eye, some of the most interesting work being presented this year is by the under-40 crowd. Read on for some of the favorites you’re bound to see more of this week.

Volume Gallery

DM16_Volume_JonathanMueckeJonathan Muecke, LPS loungeDM16_Volume_AniaJaworskaAnia Jaworska, Unit 6 (Armchair)DM16_Volume_PaintingChristy Matson, A Poem for IslandsDM16_Volume_StoneAnders Ruhwald, Glasure Stykke #7

The Future Perfect

DM16_TFP_ChristopherStuart2Christopher Stuart, Kelly ConsoleDM16_TFP_ChristopherStuartChristopher Stuart, Glitch4 Side TableDM16_TFP_KVBKristin Victoria Barron, Cenotaph LightDM16_TFP_JohnHoganJohn HoganDM16_TFP_JohnHogan4John HoganDM16_TFP_AnastassiadesMichael Anastassiades, Bespoke Loop lightDM16_TFP_Anastassiades2Michael Anastassiades, Bespoke Loop light

R and Company

DM16_RandCo_KatieStout From left: Lapo Binazzi lamp, Joaquim Tenreiro beds, Greg Chait pillows and quilts, Katie Stout Girl Lamp
DM16_RandCo_KatieStout2Katie Stout, Girl LampDM16_RandCo_Thaddeus2Thaddeus Wolfe, vesselDM16_RandCo_ThaddeusThaddeus Wolfe, vessel

Patrick Parrish Gallery

DM16_Parrish_JonathanNesciJonathan Nesci, chairDM16_Parrish_SoftBaroque2Soft Baroque, Wood Worm BenchDM16_Parrish_SoftBaroqueSoft Baroque, Wood Worm ShelfDM16_Parrish_JulianWattsJulian Watts, Moon BowlDM16_Parrish_IanStellIan Stell, Controlled Crush mirrorDM16_Parrish_IanMcDonaldIan McDonald, Shade VesselsDM16_Parrish_CodyHoytCody Hoyt, Convoluted SlabDM16_Parrish_ChrisWolston2Chris Wolston, Magdalena Plant ChairDM16_Parrish_ChrisWolstonChris Wolston, Bahia side tableDM16_Parrish_GuyCorrieroGuy C. Corriero, Untitled sculptureDM16_Parrish_ChenKai3Chen Chen and Kai Williams, Caviar Planet lampDM16_Parrish_ChenKai2Chen Chen and Kai Williams, Caviar lampDM16_Parrish_ChenKaiChen Chen and Kai Williams, Warp Core lamp
DM16_Parrish_BrianThoreenBrian Thoreen, Reaching Table

Michael Jon & Alan

DM16_MichaelJonAlan_CharlesHollis2Charles Hollis Jones, Arch Rainbow chairDM16_MichaelJonAlan_CharlesHollisCharles Hollis Jones, Harlow chair

Friedman Benda

DM16_RandCo_WendellCastleWendell Castle, Deep Night table
DM16_RandCo_CampanasHumberto and Fernando Campana, Marquetry Animal Center table

Chamber Gallery

DM16_Chamber_MimiJungMimi Jung, Neon Orange and Periwinkle WallDM16_Chamber_NewTendencyNew Tendency, DaybedDM16_Chamber_DmitriBahlerDimitri Bähler, Black Carved Pedestal


Hilda Hellström, Healed Fractures

Carpenters Workshop

DM16_Carpenters_MathieuLehanneurMathieu Lehanneur, Les Cordes lamp