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THE BEST OF DESIGN MIAMI 2018

The 14th annual Design Miami just wrapped this past Sunday with five days of explosive art and design. From its iconic Design District to gallery previews at Art Basel and pop-up installations, it is an immersive experience that heightens your senses and boosts your inspiration. Check out a few of our curated favorites from Art Basel/ Design Miami.

The Balenciaga air conditioner

Artist, Harry Nuriev, adds a little luxury to office life with this hand-carved wooden, retro-inspired air conditioner that is simply a highly designed storage drawer. The designer was inspired by one of his first jobs as an office clerk in Russia to what he describes as a “super miserable office life.” He seeks to find redemption in this collection, turning misery into magnificence!

“The Office” by Harry Nuriev. Photo: Inna Kablukova

More art from the official portrait artist of the former first lady

Amy Sherald, most known for her painted portrait of the former first lady, Michelle Obama that sits in the National Portrait Gallery, debuted another amazing piece at Art Basel via Hauser & Wirth gallery. It is titled, “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” No surprise here; it’s already sold.

Taylor Dolven

A rocking chair you can’t rock

Who doesn’t love a unique high flying unicorn rocker that’s looking back at you? It is created with stunning craftsmanship and would look absolutely perfect in a nursery. The 91-inch tall pine and oak rocker was made by Craft Movement master, Daniel Jackson, in his Philadelphia studio in 1974.

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The Harbinger showroom takeover

In honor of the beloved Los Angeles Harbinger showroom opening its first East Coast showroom in the New York Design Center, Harbinger took over the 2,000 square feet 6th floor of the FAIR. In it, featured both vintage and new items and brands like Mirth Studio.

Harbinger

FENDI’s Sabine Marcelis-designed sculpture series

FENDI teamed up with designer Sabine Marcelis to present ‘the shapes of water.’ This particular project uses water as a design tool that is illustrated in a series of ten fountains inspired the iconic Italian fashion house. These fountains are made of cast resin and are exhibited on a plinth of travertine, the same stone that is found in the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, an emblematic monument of FENDI’s architectural history and its headquarters since 2015.

FENDI © Carl Kleiner

This OMG Mattia Bonetti Chair

New York design gallery, Kasmin features furniture from Paris-based Swiss designer Mattia Bonetti like this gorgeous merlot velvet chair. His work speaks for itself. Stunning.

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