The official gallery list for this year’s Design Miami/Basel has been released, with 46 galleries from 13 countries set to present at the fair’s 13th-annual edition. The show, which returns June 12 to 17, welcomes several gallery debuts, solo exhibitions and a fresh Design at Large curation.
“As knowledge about and interest in collectible design continues to grow, we’re looking forward to welcoming a wider range of international buyers and attendees to our Basel edition this summer,” says Jen Roberts, chief executive officer of Design Miami.
Five new galleries are on deck to present, including Caterina Tognon of Venice, known for its keen collection of international artists with a specialty in glass mediums; Galerie Mitterand of Paris, which has been gathering noteworthy sculptural works for more than two decades; Galerie Regis Mathieu of Paris, having an eye for turn-of-the-20th-century chandeliers; cross-country American gallery The Future Perfect, with a lineup of distinguished and emerging contemporary designers; and Side Gallery of Barcelona, specializing in Latin American and Spanish design and rarities of the past century.
Other show highlights will include solo exhibitions of artisan duo Les Lalanne, Tokyo furniture designer Nendo (Oki Sato), Korean designer Kwangho Lee and modernist furniture maker and Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. The global design forum has also announced that French photographer François Halard will be curating the show’s Design at Large 2018 edition.
“At a time when the pace of our lives seems to be ever increasing, from the news cycle to social media updates, it feels like an opportune moment to take a step back, to appreciate the qualities inherent in good design; to notice how function, beauty and materiality affect the ways in which we are engaging, with each other and in the world at large,” says Rodman Primack, chief creative officer of Design Miami.
Preview the full list of Design Miami/Basel 2018 galleries.