Now in its 12th year, Design Miami, which kicked off this week with the rest of the Art Basel brouhaha, is sporting a new look… At Friedman Benda, you couldn’t not notice the RISD-trained designer Misha Kahn’s arresting cabinet, made of grass woven by women in Swaziland, beach glass, part of an oil tank and other bits of refuse. It stood against the quietly shimmering backdrop of Calico Wallpaper’s Aurora print.
Custom checkered Aurora Heaven is featured in the article “Old School and Cutting Edge Furniture to Blow Your Mind: The Best of Design Miami 2016” in the December 2016 round up by W Magazine
As the global design and art communities decamp to Florida’s balmy climes for this year’s blockbuster edition of Design Miami (1-4 December 2016), we bring you the highlights as they happen… Two juxtaposing sets faced off at Friedman Benda’s stand. In an installation titled Asymmetrical Symmetry, the duet of mise-en-scènes showcased the works of 11 international artists.
Designers Nicholas and Rachel Cope of Calico Wallpaper draw inspiration from all kinds of unlikely places. To inform their latest work – a silk triptych commissioned by the design gallery Friedman Benda – the couple… riffed on a traditional dyeing technique for a pattern that nods to the earth’s crust…