Design Watch Members from across the nation – Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Tampa, New York, and Miami – gathered for an action-packed week of design in Miami.


Joined by Cooper-Hewitt’s Caroline Baumann, Associate Director, and Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director, we explored the Design Miami/, Art Basel Miami Beach, and surrounding fairs; made new discoveries in the burgeoning Design District; and enjoyed private tours and receptions.


Collectors Preview Design Miami/ 2010
Moorhead & Moorhead (far right), architects of Design Miami/ 2010 temporary structure. Stay tuned for more of their work when they design the exhibition, Design with the Other 90%: CITIES.

Porcupine Cabinet from Cristina Grajales, Audi’s E-Tron Spyder, Veuve Clicquot installation, Barry Friedman Ltd.

Konstantin Grcic
Works by Konstantin Grcic, Design Miami/ Designer of the Year, found throughout Miami.

FLOS “Mayday” installation and Bamboo chair for /yii/

Design District
De La Cruz Contemporary Art Space with architect John Marquette.

Inside 4141 Design, home to numerous showrooms.

Saluting Swiss design and “Design Preis Schweiz” at Fratelli Lyon inside Driade.

Arik Levy pays homage to Charles and Ray Eames “Powers of Ten” film at the newly opened Molteni&C Dada showroom.


Cooper-Hewitt exclusives
New World Symphony’s President Howard Herring toured us through the new Frank Gehry campus. Special guest Gaetano Pesce joins our group.

Outside the ultra-exclusive Soho Beach House (formerly the Sovereign Hotel) with international interior designer Martin Brudnizki.

Wolfsonian Museum founder Micky Wolfson Jr. opens his doors for a rare look into his archives.


Gregory Stanford of Rockwell Group talks about sourcing materials for Canyon Ranch.


Breakfast of champions
Goldilocks inspired “Just Right” interactive food installation by Jennifer Rubell.

Morris Lapidus’ Lincoln Road
Strolling down Lincoln Road, a gorgeous pedestrian promenade.

Group with Nils Sanderson of Herzog & de Meuron at 1111 Lincoln Road (aka “parking sculpture”).

Architect Rene Gonzalez at Alchemist boutique, the jewel box of 1111 Lincoln Road. Gonzalez also designed “Speed Limits” on view at Wolfsonian Museum.

“Design Star Power*
Design Talk with Pharrell Williams, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Stefano Tonchi, and Ron Arad.

Naomi Campbell with Didier Krzentowski of Galerie Kreo.

Pharrell Williams and Craig Robins, Design District mastermind and 2006 National Design Award Winner.

Isabella Rossellini introducing “Seduce Me” at Wolfsonian Museum.

Collage Closeups

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Photos courtesy of Alex Fung and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.


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