© Design Miami/ / Photography: Luis Gomez

Design Miami/ is back in Miami this year, but in tweaked form, given the current circumstances. The annual event, headed by curatorial director Aric Chen, has launched the 2020 edition by way of a new curated selling exhibition concept. Entitled Design Miami/Podium, the showcase is held at the Moore Building and features a curated selection of furniture and objects from both galleries and design studios. This new typology aims at flexibility and international touring capability through its composition of individual pieces and reformatted larger presentations by select major galleries. Interestingly, this exhibition is quite timely themed America(s), and explores the meaning and understanding of America and its identity through the juxtaposition of important works of design and craft, and this has resulted in a provocative survey of design history that’s inextricably linked by provenance while at odds in meaning. On display are both American and non-American contemporary designers, from Shaker objects and early 19th-century Navajo textiles, to objects on loan from the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum and works of 20th-century figures such as Wendell Castle, Greta Magnusson Grossman, George Nakashima, Earl Hooks and Poh Shun Leong (on through Dec 6). Obviously, precautions have been taken to keep both visitors and staff safe during the show, and therefore a safety protocol applies. For those able or audacious enough to travel to Miami, tickets can be purchased online.

Moore Building
191 N.E. 40th Street (Design District)
Miami, FL 33137
Telephone: +1 305 5318700
Opening hours 12-7 (Sundays 12-5)

© Design Miami/ / Photography: Kris Tamburello (installation views) / © Stephen Burks – Broom Thing (in collab with the Berea College Student Craft)