Design Miami 2017 preview
The 13th edition of Design Miami (6-10 December) will soon be in full swing as the global creative community descends on the city, all in the name of design and art – and the Floridian sun and sea, of course. This year sees an energised focus on the expanding Design District, with a flock of new boutiques, restaurants, and Paradise Plaza almost doubling the creative neighbourhood’s footprint from last year. The art scene, too, has much cause to celebrate, with the recent reopening of local institutions. Here, we map out the unmissable exhibitions and events, so you can get Miami’s teenage kicks right through the night.
Writers: Sujata Burman, Pei-Ru Keh, Elly Parsons
Celebrating its 15th birthday, the Brazilian design gallery Espasso will inaugurate its newly expanded Miami location in Ironside with the US launch of its outdoor collection. Comprising pieces by Arthur Casas, Zanini de Zanine and Carlos Motta, the collection welcomes fresh designs from Rodrigo Ohtake (pictured) and Ronald Sasson. Both available in limited editions and made from stainless steel, Sasson’s solid ‘Nin’ chair boasts a dramatic, yet minimal aesthetic while Ohtake’s geometric pieces are designed to make as little contact with the floor as possible.
1-18 December; Miami Ironside, 7610 NE 4th Ct, Miami; www.espasso.com