Crystal Matrix II by Erwin Redl was one of the highlights of Design Miami this year. It was an installation of meditation 16 kinetic modules rotating on a disk suspended from the ceiling with Illuminated LED continuing changing color and sound. It was it’s intention; to be a meditative space.
Design Miami‘s conception is to present the most experimental and innovative design. In its seventh year it is situated across Art Basel in front of the Miami Beach Convention Center. The most notable exhibitions from the press release:
CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY
Established in 2004 by Loic Le Gaillard and Julien Lombrail,Carpenters Workshop Gallery, based in London and Paris, is known for its discovery of bold, iconic designs. The gallery’s presentation in Miami will introduce the work of Dutch designer Frederik Molenschot. “Citylight Chandelier” offers a fantastical birds-eye view of an illuminated metropolis and was inspired by midnight strolls and flyovers of Shanghai. The large-scale piece is made up over 136 cast bronze lights running on 25 meters of bronze arms and is 100% handmade. The presentation will also include “You Fade to Light,” a light installation by random International that is awakened by movement in front of it and transforms the reflection of the viewer into light.
MAGEN H GALLERY
Founded in 1997, Magen H Gallery specializes in French post-war design with an emphasis on sculpture, decorative arts, architecture, and ceramics. Based in New York, the gallery’s collection of works has been built on the founding premise that art and design are allied and interdependent. In Miami, Magen H Gallery will present the work of elusive French sculptor Alain Douillard.
Todd Merrill Antiques & Twentieth Century, located in New York City, is known for a mix of the best of the post-war period in American studio and custom furniture, as well as European furniture and lighting. For Design Miami/ 2011, the gallery will present a large scale porcelain light installation by Jeanne Quinn, along with work by Katsuyo Aoki, Harry Bertoia, Paul Evans and Yard Sale Project.