Design Miami / Basel 2012

by designspace | 15.01.13

Snarkitecture Drift pavilion for Design Miami/ 2012.

We always had a goal to exhibit abroad among other international galleries, and to promote Israeli design outside Israel.
Designers Michal Cederbaum and Noam Dover came up with this idea of Design Miami/Basel (known as one of the world’s biggest Design fair) having a special section called Design On/Site galleries; a platform for young contemporary design innovation, new work by designers presented by design galleries.

We applied and were successfully accepted!! Our collection was especially commissioned for the fair and travelled over 6500 miles journey from Tel Aviv, a month before our departure to USA.
At the end of November, tickets in hand, we leave for 13 days to Miami Beach, subtropical weather, beaches aside, biggest art deco architectural heritage and by far the most anticipated week of the year, from art fairs, celebratory dinners, and late-night revelry.
Design Miami, cleverly placed alongside Art Basel/Miami this year, was a very curated fair which still kept a sense of “boutique” in size, with a special approach to collectible design pieces, hosting mainly collectors / professional art and design dealers.

Our exhibition was called Containers, dedicated to vessels and containers, following the designer’s on-going research concerning the cultural aspects of designed objects. A blend of both experimental and traditional production, from folk wisdom, family traditions,  and industrial developments.
Coming from different fields of design, Michal and Noam often work with other artists and designers, their creative dialogue strives to be broad and multidisciplinary one. They are engaged in questioning the traditional boundaries between design, crafts and production ; addressing the cultural origins and baggage of materials and techniques, hoping to create objects that reveal the process that brought them into being.

Hacking the mould #3, Michal Cederbaum and Noam Dover. Photographed by Rami Maymon

Concrete collection, Michal Cederbaum and Noam DoverPhotographed by Rami Maymon

Sandblasted Collection, Michal Cederbaum and Noam Dover

From the free time we had left, we ventured across the bay to Design District and Wynwood Arts District (city’s best street art), We went to eat at Michaels Genuine, made our way to the Rubell Family Collection and The Margulies Collection (featuring artists such as Sol LeWitt, Olafur Eliasson, John Chamberlain etc..), vernissage of  the Architecture for dogs project, and went out at Le Baron party, popping up every night in a new location…

Can’t wait to be next year, follow up !
(Design Miami is documented on Art.sy).

Studio view. Photographed by Rami Maymon

Pharrell and Craig Robbins at Design Miami.

Louis Vuitton temporary location, Design District. Facade by L.A graffiti writer Marquis Lewis, know as RETNA.

Alchemist store, is sitting on the 5th floor of a parking lot.

Le Baron’s Thursday night popup at Orchid Circus in the design district.

The Rubell Family Collection, Jason Rhoades, Untitled (Chandelier).



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