What to See at Design Miami/ 2022, the global forum for collectible design.
Design Miami/ takes place in Pride Park, opposite the Miami Beach Convention Center, from November 30 – December 4, 2022. The theme for this edition, selected by curatorial director Maria Cristina Didero, is The Golden Age: Looking to the Future.
The programming this year offers vibrant, diverse and thought-provoking responses to this thematic, which speculates how design and innovation might lead us to a better, more harmonious and more sustainable collective future.
Audi x Andrés Reisinger
At this year’s Design Miami/, Audi presents a new immersive and experiential digital installation in cooperation with digital artist and designer Andrés Reisinger. The new work is inspired by the Audi grandsphere concept, an outlook to the future of premium mobility by Audi.
To create meaningful and fascinating experiences that will shape premium mobility and design, Audi believes in cocreation. Together with Andrés Reisinger the brand explores a sphere beyond a physical installation, digitally reinterpreting interior spaces.
FENDI presents Triclinium by Lukas Gschwandtner
This year, FENDI has invited Vienna-based artist Lukas Gschwandtner to make a new body of work.
The series, called Triclinium, which consists of wearable canvas sculptures referencing historical portraits of women reclining on furniture, is now infused by Gschwandtner’s interest and attachment to the history of ancient Rome, ‘The Eternal City’ where Fendi was founded, its art and its architecture as translated through mediated imagery.
Kohler presents Transcendence by Nada Debs
For this year’s fair, Kohler unveils a partnership with global artist/designer, Nada Debs. Together, they present Trancendence, a custom hammam that will offer a three-room immersive experience for visitors to Design Miami/2022.
The installation, along with various onsite and digital activations, pays homage to cultural inclusivity, environmental sustainability, and heritage through design and innovation. Reimagining our approach to waste, the hammam is constructed from hand-crafted custom tiles designed by Nada Debs and the Kohler WasteLAB team, which is known for finding value in landfill-bound material. The custom tile used in the hammam utilises waste material in both the tile body and glaze.
Maison Perrier-Jouët presents Planted Air by Garance Vallée
This year, Maison Perrier-Jouët has collaborated with Paris based artist, architect and designer Garance Vallée to create Planted Air, an installation which conveys her vision of one nature, in which all life forms are united, to the point of forming a single entity. Valle’s notion, “Man is in nature, and nature is in Man”, resonates strongly with Maison PerrierJouët, which has cultivated a relationship of symbiosis with nature since 1811. Planted Air offers a reinterpretation of the ecosystem of the Champagne vineyard, in which visitors are invited to follow a path through a series of sculpted vines, which appear to be rooted in the chalk-rich earth of Champagne, reaching upwards towards the sky.
Dolce&Gabbana Alta Gioielleria
Dolce&Gabbana partners with Design Miami/ for the first time to present the luxury brand’s unique Alta Gioielleria Collection. Dolce&Gabbana Alta Gioielleria represents a universe of creativity where the invention of new forms is combined with the preservation of Italy’s renowned tradition of fine jewelry-making. Every jewel is a celebration of beauty, art and craftsmanship that celebrates the extraordinary skills of the goldsmiths, engravers, sculptors, setters and chisellers that contribute to the collection.
The Future Orient Express presented by Accor
140 years ago, Georges Nagelmackers turned his dream into reality by launching the first Orient Express trains. Today, the legend continues as the historic carriages—disappeared, forgotten, and then found again—are completely reimagined.
On the occasion of Design Miami/, Orient Express, part of the Accor Group, presents an immersive exhibition featuring the newly revealed designs of its future train, set to welcome passengers onboard in 2025.
Alongside its luxury trains, unique experiences, and collections of rare objects, Orient Express, Artisan of Travel, will open its first hotels in 2024: Orient Express La Minerva in Rome and Orient Express Palazzo Donà Giovannelli in Venice.
Miami Design District presents Rock | Roll by Germane Barnes
Miami-based architect Germane Barnes has been awarded the 2022 Miami Design District Annual Neighborhood Commission. His multi-scale installation, Rock | Roll, draws on the vibrant visual language of Miami Carnival to honor the BIPOC communities that have substantially contributed to Miami’s polyethnic culture. For the neighborhood’s central pedestrian corridors, Barnes has designed a series of larger-than-life seating capsules that rock back-and-forth when activated by users, as well as hundreds of brightly hued wind chimes.
Come Stai? A chair by Gaetano Pesce with Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta
For its first partnership with Design Miami/, Bottega Veneta presents a site-specific installation that follows an unprecedented commission by creative director Matthieu Blazy. Earlier this year, Blazy commissioned Gaetano Pesce to design the space of Bottega Veneta’s Summer 2023 show in Milan. The space included a sculptural resin floor and 400 resin chairs, created in a spectrum of vivid colors. At the heart of this project is the Come Stai? chair, a new expression in Pesce’s oeuvre, which echoes his lifelong quest for individuality and diversity. The commission will be presented at this year’s Design Miami/ flagship fair, which will see a selection of chairs presented and available for purchase.
Panerai Presents: La Merenda d’Oro
Celebrating the modern golden age of Italian history, Panerai takes audiences back to the 1970s era of beautiful design, sensory culture, and community ideals which set the foundation for iconic Italian identity the world still envisions today, through a contemporary interpretation of one of the most notable and recognizable bars in cosmopolitan period Milan – the espresso bar. The installation hopes to bring people together for a “Golden Break” of laughter, shared ideas, and collective inspiration. The artistic moment reflects the same community focus at the heart of Panerai – the original, and only luxury Italian watch brand, since it began in 1860; and demonstrates once and for all that bringing people together is still the most important thing.
Grand Seiko presents Journey Through the Nature of Time
Grand Seiko, the renowned luxury Japanese timepiece manufacturer,presents a new installation for Design Miami/ 2022 which celebrates the brand’s Japanese heritage and strong bond to nature. Titled Journey Through The Nature of Time, the installation is inspired by the brand’s watch studio in the mountainous region of Morioka. Guests are transported from Miami to Japan, guiding them through an enchanting environment inspired by Grand Seiko’s new U.S. Special Edition timepieces.
USM Modular Furniture presents USM NYC by Ben Ganz, a collaboration with PIN–UP Home
USM NYC by Ben Ganz is a special collaboration between Swiss manufacturer USM Modular Furniture and New Yorkbased design platform PIN–UP HOME. The collection, presented for the first-time during Design Miami 2022, is a limited edition of USM storage objects conceptualized by Swiss-born designer Ben Ganz; a first-of-its-kind multiple piece collection released by USM in collaboration with an independent designer. The bespoke collection consists of six unique configurations, each one inspired by New York’s urban design typology and available in three limited edition powder coated steel colors: UPTOWN BLUE, SOHO YELLOW and DOWNTOWN PINK, all in a matte-finish.
The entire USM NYC collection is outfitted with a wheeled base that extends from the center, adding an element of mobility to each design.
AIG Private Client Group Presents The Collectors Lounge designed by Alexis Cogul LLeonart and B&B Italia featuring the work of artist/designer Bradley L Bowers/
In partnership with Design Miami/, AIG Private Client Group continues their support of the creative vision of artists and designers through their involvement with the Collector’s Lounge. This year, AIG Private Client Group commissioned Alexis Cogul from Doo Architecture and artist/designer Bradley L Bowers to collectively design the stunning Collector’s Lounge at Design Miami/ furnished by B&B Italia, celebrating iconic designs and the 50th anniversary of the Le Bambole chair. AIG Private Client Group’s mission is to support a more equitable and inclusive creative culture.
Design Miami/ continues to reach global audiences through its hybrid approach to fair programming, offering robust digital access to audiences across the world. As offered in 2021, immersive 3D curated tours of the fair are made available through Matterport technology. All objects presented on the show floor will also be available to shop in realtime, via designmiami.com.
The Design Miami/ 2022 talks program explores the intersectional nature of design. Embracing a hybrid format, a curated selection of talks will be made available digitally, offering an online window into the diverse discussions, questions and insights that will be explored at this year’s fair.