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It was an exciting week for design lovers. Between Art Basel and Design Miami, there’s a slew of fresh, forward-thinking launches for you to admire over the weekend. Of course, there were plenty of noteworthy debuts outside the Sunshine State to marvel at too. From hand-blown beehive-style sconces to cast bronze comb-shaped chairs, here are some standouts from the recent round of releases.
The Uncharted exhibit at Alcova Miami is a maximalist’s dream. Along with an all-black armchair upholstered in a patchwork of reclaimed deadstock fabrics by Studio Sam Klemick, showstoppers include a sculptural ceramic stool by Forma Rosa Studio, a sinuous birchwood cabinet by Caleb Ferris, and cosmic fabric curtains fused with copper-oxidized steel by Wallpaper Projects.
Victoria Larson’s Cap Ferrat collection is a love letter to the French Riviera. The series boasts five painterly wallpaper patterns—including the architectural Beatrice and the ombre Vista—based on watercolor sketches the artist made while traveling the Mediterranean coast.
Superhouse’s installation at Design Miami pays tribute to fiber arts. Designed in partnership with Farrow & Ball, the exhibit, called The Subversive Hand, features 16 textile-driven works from 11 emerging artists across the globe, including a hand-painted wood blanket chest by Wendy Maruyama, a floor lamp swathed in floral-embroidered silk by Sarah Burns and a 7-foot-tall furry wool tapestry by Alfhild Külper.
Sklo rolled out its whimsical 2024 lighting collection just ahead of the holidays. Highlights include the conical frosted glass and Carrara marble Rest pendants, the two-toned concave Pillow sconces (which double as ceiling lights), and the bulbous brushed brass Peak chandeliers.
Noel Mercado’s collab with Knoll is pure upcycled perfection. The Chicago artist transformed three of the brand’s iconic chair frames into original yet functional artworks made from salvaged car parts, including an acrylic Cesca filled with pine tree air fresheners, a seat-belt-accented Wassily, and a Spoleto upholstered in fuzzy gray trunk fabric with working speakers and bluetooth amp.
The Future Perfect wowed Design Miami visitors with an array of imaginative—and highly collectible—works from 18 of-the-moment artists. Come for Chris Wolston’s squiggly-lined brass Flora Desk and terra cotta Bouquet chairs, but don’t leave without basking in Bradley Bowers’s crumpled cotton paper and resin Halo lamps and Floris Wubben’s undulating Flux wall mural.
Pindler’s Dreamweaver collection offers a kaleidoscope of colors and motifs. The launch spans four multicolored geometric fabric patterns woven in a plethora of plush textural yarns, such as the delightfully dashed Celeste, the boldly banded Hope and the triangle-covered Arrow.
Parete debuted its collaboration with Chile-based wallpaper brand Papel Pintado. The collection features six atmospheric wall murals adorned in pale earthy hues and escapist motifs, such as the palm-frond-filled Coco Loco, the subtly striated Tuscana Mama, and the faded, forest-themed Pinos Noir.
Remains Lighting introduced an assortment of curvaceous new sconces into its repertoire. Bedecked in hand-blown Italian glass shades and metal accents in 11 finish options, the debuts include the beehive-shaped Gloster, the rope-detailed Curtiss and the quatrefoil-backplate-clad Madeline.
Wexler Gallery’s showcase at Design Miami is brimming with heritage-driven handicrafts. In addition to Malene Barnett’s West African mud-architecture-inspired terra cotta tile installation and a cast bronze edition of Jomo Tariku’s iconic Afro comb-shaped Meedo chair, eye-catchers include Feyza Kemahlioglu’s meerschaum clay pendants and Andreea Avram Rusu’s zigzag-embroidered mirrors.