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
The pleasure of snooping around someone else’s home is the basis of a collaboration between Muller Van Severen and Airbnb. For this year’s Design Miami, Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen will recreate their living room as an interactive installation. Blurring the lines between design and art, the Belgian design studio has hidden speakers alongside objects so visitors can hear anecdotes and personal histories. ‘We all love to wander through the homes of unknown people. The invisible threads between the objects whisper the owners’ secrets into our soul,’ say the pair, whose own home in Ghent will be available to rent on Airbnb for the duration of the fair.
6-10 December; Meridian Avenue & 19th Street, Miami Beach; www.designmiami.com