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
Miami Design District’s latest addition – a new, walkable art-filled plaza surrounded by boutiques and galleries – features retail buildings designed by the likes of MOS and Johnston Marklee. The latter’s clean-cut offering comprises a curtain-wall façade punctuated by large, square window frames. The façade extends across two storeys, topped off by a rooftop garden. The rationalist grid is wrapped in concave, curved stainless-steel cladding. Stripped of ornament, the far-reaching surfaces are designed to make the most of the district’s abundant natural light.
From 6 December; Paradise Plaza, 151 NE 41st Street, Miami; www.johnstonmarklee.com