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Our 30+ Favorite Finds from Design Miami 2018

At this point, there’s no denying that the collectible design fair landscape in America — if not the world — is, shall we say, in flux. Collective Design announced earlier this month that it will postpone its 2019 edition, leaving the calendar a bit bottom-heavy with Design Miami falling just after Salon Art + Design, and FOG coming up barely a month from now. So how does a design fair set itself apart in such a constricted landscape? For Design Miami, as we’ve realized for the past few years, the way to announce itself as different from all other fairs is to, well, embrace the Miami-ness of it all — whether that means an ultra-saturated backdrop (as with Atelier Courbet this year and Demisch Danant last year), an exhibition devoted exclusively to water fountains (Sabine Marcelis x Fendi), or, as with the Chris Wolston light for The Future Perfect at top of this post (by far our favorite thing at the fair), an explosion of hyper-colorful flora and fauna. Otherwise you’re just another fair showing a bunch of old French furniture, n’est-ce pas? Here are some of our favorites from the week.

Atelier Courbet

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Mauro Mori and Giancarlo Valle

The Future Perfect

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Chris Wolston

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Chen Chen & Kai Williams

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Floris Wubben

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Reinaldo Sanguino

Calico Wallpaper x Philippe Malouin

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Sabine Marcelis x Fendi

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Ralph Pucci

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Cristina Grajales

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Aaron Poritz

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Sang Hoon Kim

Salon 94 Design

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Max Lamb

Friedman Benda

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Najla El Zein

Carpenters Workshop Gallery

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J. Lohman

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Korean Ceramics