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Fourteen creatives and events to visit during Design Miami 2022


With Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach kicking off next week, we’ve rounded up a series of must-see installations and events, from a tequila tasting room designed by Tatiana Bilbao to a Virgil Abloh exhibition put on by Nike.

Running during Miami Art Week, Design Miami is an annual festival that attracts designers and enthusiasts around the world.

This event coincides with sister festival Art Basel Miami Beach. Both major event galleries will be held on the grounds of the Miami Beach Convention Center, with a variety of satellite events, shows and exhibitions showcasing works in the area.

“I think it’s really part of that overall equation establishing Miami as an important contributor to ushering in a global cultural dialogue,” said Craig Robbins, a real estate developer and art collector who co-founded Design Miami in 2005.

Since then, he has continued to help develop Miami’s Design District. “There’s always been a lot of connection between Design Miami and the design district,” Robbins told Dezeen.

German Barnes did this amazing installation that you can see all over [design district]So there will be a lot of energy around art and design this week, and of course, it will continue through the year.”

This year’s theme—set by Miami-based design director María Cristina Diderot—is the golden age: looking to the future.

At the dedicated Design Miami booth, a variety of talks and exhibitors will take place from November 30 to December 4 including a panel discussion with Didero, American musicians A$AP Rocky and Erykah Badu, architect Gaetano Pesce, artist Daniel Arsham, and others.

Designers, galleries and schools such as Superhouse, Future Perfect, Savannah College of Art and Design and Ippodo Gallery will also be exhibiting at Design Miami.

Read on for 14 design events and installations to see during Miami Art Week:

Tatiana Bilbao College for Casa Dragones
Image provided by Tatiana Bilbao Estudio

tequila Tasting room by Tatiana Bilbao for Casa Dragones

Tequila company Casa Dragones has set up a tasting room in the Collectors Lounge of Art Basel. The city’s Mexican architecture studio, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, leads the design of the space, where visitors can sample tequila.

According to the company, the design will feature a circular pink terrazzo bar inlaid with marble and glass, a chandelier made from Casa Dragones bottles and an Art Deco-inspired mirror to evoke “the feeling of being in a ‘cantina,’ a traditional Mexican bar.”

December 1-3, Art Basel Collectors’ Gallery, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

Sochi Reddy with Sculpture
Photo by Steve Benestee

Form by Sochi Air Ready Lexus

Japanese automaker Lexus has partnered with the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami to present an installation by architect Suchi Reddy in the museum’s sculpture garden.

Lexus said the installation would “visualize the vehicle as haze and light while illustrating its harmony with its environment.” It is the architect’s first public installation for Miami Art Week.

November 30th to December 11th, ICA 61 NE 41st Street, Miami

Codes c/o Architecture by Virgil Abloh for Nike

In collaboration with VA Securities, American apparel brand Nike will launch an exhibition celebrating designer Virgil Abloh’s work at the Rubell Museum.

Focusing on the long-term collaboration between Abloh and Nike and the resulting Nike division, Architecture, the show will also present a sneaker made in a collaboration between Abloh and Nike called the Terra Forma.

December 1 to December 4, Rubell Museum, 1100 NW 23rd Street, Miami

Alicja Kwade's photo for Arca
Image courtesy of Arca

Works by Alicja Kwade and Kelly Wearstler for Arca

Miami-based materials company Grupo Arca will display works by Polish artist Alicja Kwade and American designer Kelly Wearstler at its Miami showroom.

Kwade will display an installation made of colorful marbles outside, while Wearstler will display its Nudo collection of 16 pieces of furniture.

“Our show with ARCA is an expression of what connects us as the world converges in Miami to celebrate art and design,” said Wearstler.

From November 30, 2022, 260 NW 27th Street, Miami

Near Kohler Wastelab Tiles
Image courtesy of Kohler

Transcendence by Nada Debs for Koehler

The hardware company Kohler’s WasteLAB division teamed up with artist Nada Debs to create a custom hammam spa at Design Miami. The three-room building was constructed using handmade tiles designed by Debs and WasteLAB.

“Having the opportunity to design a modern bathroom at Design Miami truly captures the feeling that luxury transcends all cultures,” said Debs, who will also participate in a panel discussion during the festival.

November 30th to December 4th, Miami Beach Convention Center, South Beach, Miami

German Barnes Miami Design District installation
Image courtesy of German Barnes

rock | Roll from German Barnes for the Miami Design District

Architect Germane Barnes has been commissioned to create a revitalization of the Miami Design District. rock | Roll features a number of interactive chairs, displayed throughout the neighborhood, that are based on Miami Carnival costumes.

The installation will include a giant dome and Barnes will suspend wind chimes throughout the neighborhood.

“Rock | is an ode to the joyous spirit that still pervades Miami’s black communities—a self-care ethos that is perfectly embodied in Miami’s Carnival culture,” said Barnes.

A few pieces will also be on display outside the Design Miami tent.


November 2022 – Spring 2023, Miami Design District, 140 Northeast 39th Street, Miami

Violet sculptural suite
Image courtesy of Pilar Zeta

Futuristic Transformation by Pilar Zeta for W South Beach

Artist Pilar Zita created a sculpture in the garden of the W South Beach Hotel that features a gate and a series of steps that lead to a large ball and pyramid.

“The aesthetic and spatial combinations weave together a multitude of temporaries—past, present, and future—and are rooted in ancient architecture,” Zita said.

November 30th to December 4th, W South Beach, 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Gaetano Pesce chairs
Photo by Matteo Cannistraro

How are you all? By Gaetano Pesce for Bottega Veneta

Fashion company Bottega Veneta will display a collection of chairs by Italian architect Gaetano Pesce at Design Miami and in its showroom in the Miami Design District.

The chairs were initially unveiled at Bottega Veneta’s show at Milan Fashion Week 2022. The installation will coincide with a talk by Bessi at the festival on November 30 at 2pm.

November 30th to December 4th, 153 Northeast 40th Street, Miami

Pink floats on Miami Beach from the air
Image courtesy of Reefline

Andres Reisinger, Reefline

Digital artist Andrés Reisinger will be showcasing a collaboration with art foundation Reefline during Miami Art Week.

Dubbed the Pink Meditation Buoy, it will have a series of pink hues planted in the ocean and can be seen from Faena Beach.

Reisinger will also present digital work at the Audi Design Miami auto show booth.

November 30th to December 4th in Faina Beach, Miami

House Inside a Greek Statue by Daniel Arsham
Image courtesy of Daniel Arsham

Ares House by Daniel Arsham for class

Designer Daniel Arsham will be among the 30 exhibitors exhibiting at The Row, a showcase of metaverse designs brought to “real life” through 3D projection mapping.

The exhibition will also feature works by Misha Kahn, Andrés Reisinger, and Alexis Christodoulou.

December 1st to December 3rd, 3925 North Miami Street, Miami

Dolce and Gabbana Casa
Image courtesy of Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana Home

Fashion company Dolce & Gabbana is set to introduce a series of design items at its Miami location in partnership with Luxury Living Group.

“The collection’s theme patterns appear on furniture, mise en place accessories, textiles and decorative objects that evoke a story of love, hospitality, passion, beauty and the art of living one’s everyday life,” said Dolce & Gabbana.

November 28 to December 4, 50 NE 39th Street, Miami

Series of screens by Craig Barrow
Image courtesy of Craig Barrow

Craig Barrow for the Refraction Festival

Designer Craig Barrow transformed the interior of a Miami warehouse for a music event hosted by web company 3 Refraction DAO.

The installation and musical event will occupy a warehouse in Miami’s Little Haiti where there will be group discussions during the day and music at night, before moving to the Frost Science Planetarium on December 1.

December 29th to December 30th, 220 Northeast 59th Street, Miami

Miami Beach cleaning

Wine company Château d’Esclans teamed up with The Surfrider Foundation to lead a Miami Beach cleanup on Monday, November 28.

The first, the company says, will be an annual event that will “join Art Basel and the leadership team from Surfrider, galleries, Miami locals, city officials, and art enthusiasts from around the world in their inaugural local cleanup effort.”

10 a.m. to 12 p.m., November 28, 2022, 18th Street Beach, Miami

Marble columns with smoke and light
Image courtesy of Cosentino

Dreamcloud by Nina Magone for Cosentino

Spanish materials company Cosentino will present a sculpture by interior designer Nina Magon during Miami Art Week.

The installation will use eight stone panels from Cosentino, as well as lighting elements from Studio M Lighting.

From December 2 at Cosentino Miami City Center, 3898 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Design Miami 2022 takes place from November 30 to December 4, 2022. See the Dezeen Events Guide for information on other architecture and design fairs, installations, and talks.

Top photo by James Harris.

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