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 Mwabwindo School (designed by Selldorf Architects and set to open 2018) is the recipient of this year’s Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award. Set in rural Zambia, it is the second school in the region developed by 14 Plus Foundation. For the project, Design Miami tapped Swiss firm Christ & Gantenbein to create children’s furniture for the art classroom. It has developed sustainable wood tables, chairs and stools that will be on display in an exhibition about The Mwabwindo School at the fair.
6-10 December; Meridian Avenue & 19th Street, Miami Beach; www.designmiami.com