Design Miami e-commerce platform to inspire next gen collectors

Design Miami’s e-commerce platform offers a curated and shoppable selection of design objects under $2,500. Take a sneak peek at what's on offer

Neon green chair, stool and side table photographed in the grey room
Chair and stools by Harry Nuriev for Crosby Studios, part of DM/BX, Design Miami’s new e-commerce platform. Photography: Mariya Begun
(Image credit: Mariya Begun)

Design Miami launches DM/BX, a new shoppable platform offering works by celebrated and emerging designers at prices ranging between $50 and $2,500, offering a fresh take on collectible design and a more approachable retail experience for aspiring collectors. The Design Miami e-commerce site joins the fair’s Design Miami/Shop (opens in new tab), a digital retail venue offering historic and contemporary collectible design from world class galleries and studios, and launches ahead of this year’s Design Miami/Basel, set to return to the Herzog & DeMeuron-designed fairgrounds from 21 – 26 September 2021.

DM/BX: shop Design Miami at accessible prices

3 Sculptured vessels in shades of brown with unevenly placed oval shaped holes on the body, placed on a wooden table and photographed againt a white background

‘Banksia Vessels’ by Darren Appiagyei

(Image credit: Darren Appiagyei)

‘While there have been challenges over the past 18 months, we’ve also had a really exciting opportunity to grow our audience through Design Miami (opens in new tab)’s digital content,’ comments Jennifer Roberts, Design Miami CEO. ‘What we identified is a really strong market for discovering contemporary and historic works at a much more accessible price point, which led us to DM/BX.’

DM/BX serves as a digital showcase that celebrates the designers of tomorrow, with a selection of objects spanning furniture, ceramics, books, jewellery, lighting, and including one-off and made to order pieces. Pieces on sale are from the fair’s galleries as well as independent designers, makers and brands, whose work will be available on the platform with specially curated updates in collaboration with guest curators.

Colourful bath mat placed on a square concreate floor with orange walls. A caged frame and wood sheets resting on the wall

Bath mat by Studio Proba

(Image credit: Studio Proba)

‘It’s a place where people can expect Design Miami’s expert curation across a selection of limited-edition works, gallery picks and new launches, with some of the very best in collectible design but at a different price point to what people might usually expect,’ continues Roberts.

Pieces available for the platform’s debut include Martino Gamper’s ‘Martino and Friends’ series of functional ceramics, Nifemi Ogunro (opens in new tab)’s furniture, lighting pieces by Naama Hoffman, textiles by Studio Proba and colourful organic ceramics by Polina Miliou. The mix is a panoramic view of the fair’s offering, with more classic pieces available alongside experimental works.

A stool photographed on a dirt road, featuring a brown hard wood flat top and an oak arch shaped base

The ‘Tob(i)’ stool in plywood and maple by Nifemi Ogunro

(Image credit: Nifemi Ogunro)

The shoppable experience follows a series of new developments for the fair, including the launch of the Design Miami/Podium exhibition format first unveiled in Miami in 2020 under the direction of Aric Chen, with the next edition scheduled in Shanghai for November 2021. 

‘As our programme of fairs expands, so does our digital offering, and the launch of DM/BX marks an important moment in the expansion of the Design Miami family,’ concludes Roberts. ‘DM/BX offers the chance for our team of experts to highlight beautifully crafted objects and champion the work of emerging talents. DM/BX will be a hub of limited-edition works and new launches, enabling design enthusiasts to browse and purchase, whilst also supporting our network of galleries and designers.

Colourful vanity arch shaped mirror. Arch shape is predominantly yellow with colourful geometric design and the base is predominately blue with colourful geometric design. Photographed against a white background

‘Satellite’ vanity mirror by Elyse Graham, presented by Kinder Modern

(Image credit: Elyse Graham)

2 green metal chairs photographed in a room with white walls and grey floor

‘Haly’ chairs by Chapel Petrassi

(Image credit: Chapel Petrassi)

Wooden square table with colourful top photographed in a meadow

Table by Antonio Aricò

(Image credit: Antonio Aricò)

Magnifying glass-looking purple textured mirror with a human palm reflected photographed gainst a whilte background

Mirror by Polina Miliou

(Image credit: Polina Miliou)

White and orange ceramic table lamp

‘Pop’ light by Dara Schaefer

(Image credit: Dara Schaefer)

Round shaped yellow chair with velvet seat photographed on a beige carpet

‘Aro’ chair by Ries

(Image credit: dmbx.designmiami)

5 Clay vessels of different height featuring 2 sides - one half black, one half orange photographed against a grey background

‘Openby Liliana Ovalle and Colectivo 1050º Fires’

(Image credit: Liliana Ovalle)

pink vase with red sphere on top placed on a wooden desk and photographed against a concrete wall

‘O-Jar’ by Erin Turkoglu

(Image credit: Erin Turkoglu)

White ceramic cups with textured surfaces by Martino Gamper, with stacked plated seperated by papers behind in a cupboard

Ceramic cups by Martino Gamper & Friends and 1882 Ltd, with designs by Tiago Almeida, Lars Frideen, Max Frommeld, Martino Gamper, Faudet Harrison, Gemma Holt, Jochen Holz, Max Lamb, Will Shannon, Silo Studio, Harry Thaler and Bethan Laura Wood

(Image credit: dmbx.designmiami)

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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.