Design Miami 2016

As the global design and art communities decamp to Florida's balmy climes for this year's blockbuster edition of Design Miami (1–4 December), we bring you the highlights as they happen...

Design Miami 2016: in pictures

  • Miami Design District was treated to a rollercoaster-like street installation from London-based designer Philippe Malouin, where a sphere of LED light travels seamlessly on coasters along a raised track. Called 'The Speed of Light', the floating bundle of electricity is reflected in the glass storefronts either side, making for a vibrant installation that adds to the district's bustling design fever

  • Anders Ruhwald's oversized Marker sculptures (far left) set the tone for Chicago-based gallery Volume's 'Future Tropes' booth. Each designer involved, including Jonathan Olivares and Jonathan Muecke, used contemporary methods of communication (such as email and Dropbox) to exchange ideas and images, informing the booth's final concept and works. Photography: James Harris

  • New York ceramics specialist Hostler Burrows presented sea-urchin inspired tabletop ceramics from Axel Salto, alongside select wooden furniture from the 'Sandhamn' suite by Swedish architect Axel Einar Hjorth. We were particularly impressed by Maren Kloppmann's Wall Pillows Blue Rectangle – a 3D porcelain sculpture (pictured on wall). Photography: James Harris

  • Wallpaper* Handmade arrived in style at W South Beach, thanks to our partner Cadillac. We brought together the best American projects in Handmade's seven-year-history alongside brand new pieces made in partnership with the car marque, including Allied Maker's set of high-gloss lights (pictured left) and a veneer bench by Christopher Stuart (right). Photography: Cindy Ord / Getty Images

  • Pushing the boundaries of a traditional design booth, local agency Giovanni Beltran commissioned four immersive 180° 'digital environments', devised in turn by Jonathan Gonzalez, Jonathan Nesci, Lex Pott and Deon Rubi. From a winter wonderland to an oceanside villa, the LED screen provides a cinematic backdrop for each designers' collector-quality outdoor furniture, positioned in front. Photography: James Harris

  • Under the theme of 'Future Primal,' Southern Guild presented a wild show of works with animalistic silhouettes crawling on the floor and hanging off the ceiling. Other highlights include new configurations of David Krynauw lighting and sculptural Xandre Kriel furniture

  • Gallerists Clémence and Didier Krzentowski exhibited pieces by Hella Jongerius, Barber Osgerby, Konstantin Grcic and more at the Galerie Kreo stand. Photography: James Harris

  • At Patrick Parrish's booth a mix of studio ceramics and furniture followed a rich palette of golds, bronzes and browns. Key pieces included the 'Controlled Crush' mirror by Ian Stell (centre top), Cody Hoyt's oversized, mottled vessels and Ian McDonald's lampshade-inspired clay pots. Photography: James Harris

  • Tabanlıoğlu Architects have created an Instagram dream with their Collectors Lounge. The Flamingo Lounge stays true to Miami fever, bedecked entirely in a candy-pink resin. The exclusive space takes its cues from cult filmmaker John Waters and Mies van der Rohe's minimalism. Photography: James Harris

  • The Future Perfect debuted new works by Lindsey Adelman, Michael Anastassiades, Dimore Studio, Lex Pott, John Hogan, Kristin Victoria Barron, Chriostpher Stuart and Eric Roinestad. Photography: Lauren Coleman

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