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First Look: Design Miami/ 2022

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A tantalizing teaser of the forthcoming fair's Gallery and Curio line up

The countdown to Design Miami/ 2022 is on, and it’s time to get excited! The fair returns to Miami Beach in late November for its 18th edition (can you believe it?), featuring an outstanding line up of 50 Galleries and Curios accompanied by a wide-ranging array of partnerships, collaborations, talks, and happenings. Thanks to our illustrious Curatorial Director Maria Cristina Didero, this year’s guiding theme is The Golden Age: Looking to the Future.

Retro Lamp 1 by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance x Maison Intègre for Les Ateliers Courbet 2022. Photo © Alexis Rimbault; courtesy of the gallery

“I selected the theme The Golden Age with the ambition of exploring how it might be applied across great stretches of human existence, from the distant past to our collective future,” Didero explains. “Design Miami’s flagship fair in Miami Beach is always full of energy and optimism for the future. At a time when human beings are challenged in unprecedented ways, I hope that the theme will offer a source of inspiration to imagine and shape a brighter future for our planet and all its inhabitants.”

Chaise Lounge by Joaquim Tenreiro, 1960; presented by Diletante42. Photo courtesy of the gallery

Among many highlights of Design Miami/ 2022’s Gallery program, we’re delighted to welcome our debut exhibitors, including ​Ippodo Gallery (New York), presenting an expansive collection of contemporary Japanese kogei; ​Gallery Negropontes (Paris), spotlightng exceptional French designer-makers who are taking traditional decorative arts in new directions; and Diletante42 (São Paulo), showcasing extraordinary works of Brazilian modern design.

Armchairs by Hervé Baley, c. 1991-92; presented by Magen H Gallery. Photo courtesy of the gallery

Representing the best in historical design, the Gallery program is anchored by long-time, returning exhibitors like mid-century French specialist Galerie Patrick Seguin (Paris), 20th-century French decorative arts specialist Magen H Gallery (New York), American studio crafts specialist Moderne Gallery (Philadelphia), and Shaker specialist John Keith Russel (South Salem).

Nyoka by Rich Mnisi, featuring beadwork by Monkeybiz Cape Town, for Southern Guild, 2022. Photo © Hayden Phipps; courtesy of the gallery

The vibrant and diverse contemporary design encompassed in this year’s Gallery program will offer something for every taste. Returning exhibitors specializing in new approaches to traditional hand-crafted work include ​Cristina Grajales (New York), Hostler Burrows (New York), Jason Jacques (New York), Southern Guild (Cape Town), Sarah Myerscough Gallery (London), Ateliers Courbet (New York), Wexler Gallery (Philadelphia), and AGO Project (Mexico City). And for cutting-edge limited-editions, look to returning fair exhibitors Carpenters Workshop Gallery (Paris), ​Friedman Benda (New York), ​R & Company (New York), Nilufar (Milan), ​​Todd Merrill Studio (New York), ​and Ornamentum (Hudson).

She's Spendthrift by Lin Fanglu for Sarah Myerscough Gallery, 2022. Photo courtesy of the gallery

Lastly, don’t miss the rising talents and fresh expressions captured in this year’s Curio program. We’re particularly proud to share the Curio concept developed by Philadelphia-based artist Roberto Lugo with support from R & Company.  At this year’s fair, Lugo will transform his wildly popular digital platform, The Village Potter, into a physical storefront modeled on archetypal neighborhood bodegas (cat, sadly, not included). We can’t wait to see this joyful display of Lugo pottery—both familiar and never-before-seen pieces—come to life in less than 2 months!

Action Series Lamps by Stefan Rurak for Todd Merrill Studio, 2022. Photo courtesy of the gallery

We also can’t wait to see you there! Stay tuned for more sneak peaks at Design Miami/ 2022 in the coming weeks. ◆


Design Miami/ 2022 in Miami Beach is open to the public November 30 - December 4, 2022. Advance tickets are available here.


Design Miami/ 2022 Galleries/

​AGO Projects/ Mexico City; ​Ateliers Courbet/ New York; ​Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts/ New York; ​Carpenters Workshop Gallery/ Paris; ​CONVERSO/ Chicago; ​Cristina Grajales/ New York; ​Diletante42/ São Paulo; ​Friedman Benda/ New York; ​Gallery ALL/ Beverly Hills; ​Galerie BSL/ Paris; ​Galleria Antonella Villanova/ Foiano Della; ​Galerie Maria Wettergren/ Paris; ​Galerie Negropontes/ Paris; ​Galerie Patrick Seguin/ Paris; ​Galerie SCENE OUVERTE/ Paris; ​Gallery FUMI/ London; ​Hostler Burrows/ New York; ​Ippodo Gallery/ New York; ​Jason Jacques/ New York; ​John Keith Russell/ South Salem; ​Lebreton/ Monaco; ​Magen H Gallery/ New York; ​Mercado Moderno/ Rio de Janeiro; ​Mindy Solomon Gallery/ Miami; ​Moderne Gallery/ Philadelphia; ​Nilufar/ Milan; ​Objective Gallery/ New York; ​Ornamentum/ Hudson; ​R & Company/ New York; ​Sarah Myerscough Gallery/ London. ​Southern Guild/ Cape Town; ​The Future Perfect/ New York; ​Thomsen Gallery/ New York; ​Todd Merrill Studio/ New York; ​Twenty First Gallery/ New York; ​Wexler Gallery/ Philadelphia

​​Design Miami/ 2022 Curios/

​Aqua Creations/ Englewood; ​Elisabetta Cipriani/ London; ​Emma Scully Gallery/ New York’ ​GUFRAM/ Barolo; ​Harry Nuriev/ New York; ​J. Lohmann Gallery/ New York; ​MONIOMI Design/ Miami; ​Objects of Common Interest/ New York; ​R & Company/ New York; ​Rademakers Gallery/ Amsterdam; ​Room 57/ New York; Stroll Garden/ Los Angeles; ​Superhouse/ New York; ​Tuleste Factory/ New York