It is redundant to write that Design Miami 2021 is dedicated to ...design... but a mention of it being the only fair during Miami Art Week totally dedicated to design is difficult to avoid.
This merits discussion.
Many fairs will have furniture as art or textiles. In most cases, however, these are non-functional versions of those items. Design Miami is much more about the functional--although not totally so as you will note from the photos below. It is a unique fair and if you are attending a number of the fine art focused fairs it can be a bit of a visual palate cleanser.
Side Gallery (Barcelona) showed work by Czech designer, Tadeas Podracky. Podracky is an experimental designer whose work from The Metamorphosis series is below. In addition to Design Miami, he has been shown at FOG San Francisco, Maison et Objet Paris, Mudac Museum Lausanne, Designblok Prague, Salone del Mobile Milano, London Design Festival and Dutch Design Week. This is in addition to a number of prestigious residencies.
Find out more at tadeaspodracky.com.
Also below is the booth from Objective Gallery (New York, Shanghai). You will be rewarded by checking out their Instagram page. The Twist Column Lights that bookend the booth manage to be both elegant and powerful.
Pieces from The Metamorphasis by Tadeas Podracky
by Nick Weddell
Below those are photos of the Moderne Gallery (Philadelphia) booth and a piece shown by R & Company Gallery (New York).
Design Miami Runs from December 1 to 5, 2021.