Miami Memories

Design Watch Members from across the nation met in Miami for a memorable week of design. The seventh edition of Design Miami/ featured the world’s leading galleries specializing in 20th and 21st century collectible design. This year’s expanded fair included 28 galleries. Among them, Cristina Grajales Gallery, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Moss, Mark McDonald, Venice Projects, and the FENDI Collectors Lounge and Craft Alchemy installation. Outside the fair, Design Watch Members were greeted by David Adjaye, Design Miami’s Designer of the Year. David spoke to the Cooper-Hewitt group about his “Genesis” installation, a human-scale pavilion of digitally cut timber. Beyond South Beach, on display in the Miami Design District, was the beautifully restored 24 foot Buckminster Fuller Fly’s Eye Dome alongside the reconstructed Dymaxion 4 car by Lord Norman Foster. Design Watch Members donned hard hats for a special tour of the new Herzog & de Meuron designed Miami Art Museum (MAM) building site in Museum Park with director Thomas Collins. Evening celebrations with design luminaries included BMW Guggenheim Lab at the New World Symphony, Wolfsonian, Alessi, and BMW i & Dwell Media at 1111 Lincoln Road. In addition to visiting many world-class art and design collections, Design Watch Members also enjoyed exclusive visits to the homes of Kim & Al Eiber, Mitchell "Micky" Wolfson Jr., and Terence Riley. See more photos on Facebook. Stay tuned for more Design Watch programs year-round including studio visits, behind-the-scenes tours, and exclusive invitations to events around NYC!

Images clockwise from upper-left: Genesis by David Adjaye, Design Miami/ Designer of the Year; FENDI Craft Alchemy Installation at Design Miami/; Hard hat tour of new Miami Art Museum construction site with director Thomas Collins; Poolside at Sender Collection; Home of Al & Kim Eiber; Buckminster Fuller’s Fly's Eye Dome. Photos courtesy of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.