Design Talks/

  • In this spinning and dizzying world, the preservation of traditions, rituals, and artistry is essential to our fast-paced lives. How can contemporary designers preserve their heritage while promoting, selling, and conceiving their art? Has the essence of craftsmanship shifted in the last decade?

      Moderator

    • Maria Cristina Didero
      Curatorial Director
    • Panelist

    • Nadja Zerunian
      Designer
    • Aldo Bakker
      Designer
    • Joy Herro
      Co-founder of the Great Design Disaster
  • Gallerist Marc Benda, Designer Philippe Malouin, and Toshiya Hayashi and Hokuto Ando of Japanese studio we+ will join Libby Sellers in a panel conversation about the poetic value of scrap. Found and reappropriated materials have been at the heart of creative practice for over 100 years. From Dada to Punk, from Prouve through Forma fantasma – artists and designers have long been drawing their raw material and inspiration from the detritus of our everyday life. At a time when dwindling raw materials have become pivotal to both the geopolitical and environmental debate, this talk celebrates those who are presciently reinterpreting salvage.

      Moderator

    • Libby Sellers
      Design Writer, Curator and Consultant
    • Panelist

    • Hokuto Ando
      we+ Co-Founder
    • Toshiya Hayashi
      we+ Co-Founder
    • Philippe Malouin
      Designer
    • Marc Benda
      Co-Founder of Friedman Benda
  • Institutions act as mirrors of contemporary society. How are museums evolving alongside us, and how are they meeting the ever-changing cultural needs of their visitors? What will change in the future, and which tools will facilitate this evolution?

      Moderator

    • Maria Cristina Didero
      Curatorial Director
    • Panelist

    • Marco Sammicheli
      Superintendent at the Museo del Design Italiano, Triennale Milano
    • Ewan McEoin
      Senior Curator Contemporary Art, Design & Architecture National Gallery of Victoria
    • Sabrina Handler
      Deputy Director at Vitra Design Museum
  • Waiting to be rediscovered, masterpieces from the previous century are often hiding in company archives and forgotten notebooks. How can we update these masterpieces without distorting them, allowing them to be reborn in this new world?

      Moderator

    • Francesca Molteni
      Director, Founder of Muse Factory of Projects
    • Panelist

    • Eckart Maise
      Design Consultant
    • Lissa Carmona
      CEO, Brazilian Design Specialist and Curator of ETEL
  • Adam Štěch invites journalist Laura May Todd and gallerist Max Radford to discuss design in the 1980s and its relevance today. In recent years, the 1980s design aesthetic has been getting more and more attention within the contemporary design scene. This talk will focus on little known 1980s design movements which played important roles in diversifying design culture and bringing new critical aspects to applied art. Creative Salvage, Totem, Art et Industrie, Paolo Pallucco, Pucci de Rossi, Bořek Šípek, Atika Group and more will be rediscovered during this talk.

      Moderator

    • Adam Štěch
      Editor and Curator
    • Panelist

    • Laura May Todd
      Journalist
    • Max Radford
      Designer, Gallerist & Researcher
  • Responding to the theme of this year’s edition of Design Miami/ Basel, Anne-Laure Pingreoun, Founder of Alter-Projects, Saff Williams, Curatorial Director of Brookfield Properties Europe, John Gilsenan, CEO of Westgreen and sound artist, experience designer and electronic musician, Yuri Suzuki discuss the modern Golden Age and the cultural initiatives and artistic models that it is witnessing. Touching on themes of patronage, technology and sustainability, the panelists will offer a multifaceted discussion about the ways in which public art is breaking with the conventions of the past.

      Moderator

    • Anne-Laure Pingreoun
      Founder of Alter-Projects
    • Panelist

    • Yuri Suzuki
      Sound Artist, Experience Designer and Electronic Musician
    • Saff Williams
      Curatorial Director in the Brookfield Properties Europe Real Estate Group
    • John Gilsenan
      CEO of Westgreen
  • The past few years have seen the rise of non-fungible-tokens, scores of new digital artforms, and the metaverse itself. We’ve witnessed the growth of purely digital fashion brands, crypto artwork, and other intangible creations that blur the boundaries between what is and isn’t collectible art. How has collecting design changed throughout this digital acceleration, and what challenges and opportunities are collectors facing today?

      Moderator

    • Giacomo Nicolella Maschietti
      Journalist
    • Panelist

    • Hunn Wai
      Co-Founder of Lanzavecchia & Wai
    • Federico Palazzari
      Owner of Nemo Lighting Group
    • Merel van Helsdingen
      Founder & Managing Director at Nxt Museum
    • Alexis Christodoulou
      3D Artist
  • Over the past two decades technology has completely changed the way contemporary design is promoted, sold, viewed and purchased. From curated e-commerce sites to dedicated mobile apps, digital storefronts have quickly become the norm in a space where they were so recently nonexistent. What will the future of collectible design look like, and how can contemporary and historic designers stand out in the ever-growing crowd?

      Moderator

    • Ilaria Bonacossa
      Director of the Museum of Digital Art
    • Panelist

    • Kaisha Davierwalla
      Owner & Founder of Vaspaar Italy
    • Bruno Bolfo
      Founder of Particle
    • Ezequiel Pini
      Designer and Digital Artist
  • How would a great Collector define “collecting”? Would it differ from the definition a young Designer might propose? For many of us a collection looks like a group of objects, furniture and other tangible design pieces. But collectible design goes far beyond the tangible, encompassing intangible elements such as the emotion, experiences and sentimental value behind the works. Alexander von Vegesack’s extraordinary design collection is the result of years of work and travel. American design Visionary Misha Kahn’s collection looks far different, made up of experiences, sensations and emotions that fuel his incredible work. In this talk the definition of collecting will be blurred and bent as we explore the differences and intrinsic connections between two different perspectives within the design community.

      Moderator

    • Maria Cristina Didero
      Curatorial Director
    • Panelist

    • Misha Kahn
      Designer and Artist
    • Alexander von Vegesack
      Co-Founder of Vitra Design Museum
    • Mathias Schwartz-Clauss
      Art Historian and Curator
  • Join Design Miami/ Co-Founder and Dacra CEO Craig Robins for a spirited sit-down with design legend Murray Moss. Shop the full Design Miami/ x MOSS collection through April 26.

      Panelist

    • Craig Robins
      Design Miami/ Co-Founder, Dacra CEO
    • Murray Moss
      Design Collector
  • In this conversation, the panelists share their thoughts on the kinds of design that most resonate with this moment in time, discussing design work across a spectrum between looking forward (new forms, new technologies) vs. looking back (heritage, history, identity). What is unique about today’s culture, and how can design best tap into it?

      Moderator

    • Wava Carpenter
      Curatorial Director Design Miami/
    • Panelist

    • Daniel Arsham
      artist-designer
    • Marc Benda
      Cofounder Friedman Benda
    • David Kohler
      CEO Kohler
    • Samuel Ross
      artist-designer
  • Dung Ngo of August Journal speaks with Robert Aibel, Lawrence Converso, and Hugues Magen—three gallerists well respected for building new markets for historical design objects and lesser known historical designer-makers. How do they do it? And what’s next?

      Moderator

    • Dung Ngo
      Founder and Editor-in-Chief of August Journal
    • Panelist

    • Robert Aibel
      Founder Moderne Gallery
    • Lawrence Converso
      Founder Converso
    • Hugues Magen
      Founder Magen H. Gallery
  • As Design Miami launches its first NFT collection, thought leaders at the intersection of art, design, and tech discuss the future of collecting.

      Moderator

    • Devang Thakkar
      Technology Leader, Investor and Board Member
    • Panelist

    • Alex Atallah
      Co-Founder and CTO OpenSea
    • Noah Davis
      Head of Digital Sales Christie’s
    • Misha Kahn
      designer
    • Zesty Meyers
      Co-Founder R & Company
    • Jennifer Olshin
      Partner Friedman Benda
    • ThankYouX
      artist
  • Deem’s Nu Goteh speaks with award-winning interdisciplinary artist Tanya Aguiñiga about her socially driven creative practice. Known for melding craft, sculpture, and performance to address issues of migration, gender, and identity, Aguiñiga draws on her life experience as a binational citizen, who as a child crossed the U.S.-Mexico border daily from Tijuana to San Diego to attend school, and aspires to tell the larger, often invisible stories of the transnational community.

      Moderator

    • Nu Goteh
      Cofounder, Deem Journal
    • Panelist

    • Tanya Aguiñiga
      Artist-Designer
  • Design specialist Wava Carpenter speaks with design duo mischer’traxler about the role that nature plays in their critically acclaimed, poetic design practice—as well as their latest project for Perrier-Jouët, which subverts the way humans have historically thought of themselves in relation to all other species with whom we share our planet.

      Moderator

    • Wava Carpenter
      Design Miami/ Curatorial Director and Anava Projects Cofounder
    • Panelist

    • Katharina Mischer
      Designer, mischer'traxler
    • Thomas Traxler
      Designer, mischer’traxler
  • Jean Lin of Colony talks with Asad Syrkett of Elle Decor about representation in design and the responsibility to tell stories that haven’t been told.

      Moderator

    • Jean Lin
      Founder and Creative Director Colony
    • Panelist

    • Asad Syrkett
      Editor-in-Chief Elle Decor
  • For his Bay Store project, Miami-based designer James Quinaz salvaged discarded design objects from Biscayne Bay and the Miami River to create a new furniture collection. Ginger Wang of Design Miami/ talks with him about the role of environmental perspectives in his practice—and what we can all learn from it.

      Moderator

    • Ginger Wang
      Design Miami/ Associate Director of Global Exhibitions
    • Panelist

    • James Quinaz
      Designer, Quinaz Studio
  • Acclaimed Cape Town-based ceramicist Zizipho Poswa’s work celebrates her rich Xhosa heritage and the powerful, beautiful women in her life. Her large-scale, totemic ceramic pieces are bold declarations of African womanhood—and testaments to the storytelling power of objects. In conversation with writer and curator Anna Carnick, Poswa shares the stories behind some of her most acclaimed series to date.

      Moderator

    • Anna Carnick
      Anava Projects Cofounder and Design Miami/ Editor-in-Chief
    • Panelist

    • Zizipho Poswa
      Ceramicist
  • Each winter, the Miami Design District invites a creative to reimagine the neighborhood’s walkable passageways with a public installation. This year’s winning commission, Tomorrow Land, transforms the neighborhood into an interactive, physical and virtual playground full of inspiring color, shapes, and patterns for kids of all ages to engage. Writer and curator Anna Carnick speaks with the talented designers behind Tomorrow Land—Alex Proba of Studio Proba and Ian Coyle of Enjoy the Weather—about their new collaboration, and the importance of nurturing joy by design.

      Moderator

    • Anna Carnick
      Cofounder, Anava Projects Cofounder and Design Miami/ Editor-in-Chief
    • Panelist

    • Alex Proba
      Designer, Studio Proba
    • Ian Coyle
      Designer, Enjoy the Weather
  • Artist and designer Adam Nathaniel Furman—a vocal advocate for diversity and representation in architecture, urbanism, and design—speaks with PIN-UP founder Felix Burrichter about “othering” in the built environment and prejudice against queer aesthetics, as well as his forthcoming title, Queer Spaces: An Atlas of LGBTQIA+ Places and Stories (RIBA Publishing).

      Moderator

    • Felix Burrichter
      Founder, PIN-UP Magazine
    • Panelist

    • Adam Nathaniel Furman
      Artist and Designer
  • Dung Ngo of August Journal talks with Lun Cheak Tan of Kohler about the future of personalization in the most personal room of the home. Goals: smarter, more efficient, greater wellbeing.

      Moderator

    • Dung Ngo
      Founder and Editor-in-Chief of August Journal
    • Panelist

    • Lun Cheak Tan
      VP of Industrial Design Kohler
  • Rhode Island-based designer, educator, and activist Ramon Tejada focuses on collaboration, inclusion, unearthing, and the responsible expansion of design in a practice he has named “puncturing.” His ongoing project, Decolonizing Design, aims to make the industry more accessible. Tejada speaks with Deem Journal cofounder Nu Goteh about his approach and the importance of changing the narrative.

      Moderator

    • Nu Goteh
      Cofounder, Deem Journal
    • Panelist

    • Ramon Tejada
      Designer, el studio de ramon and Educator, RISD
  • Israeli designer Erez Nevi Pana is a champion of vegan design whose experimental processes underscore the potential of working animal-free. From growing his own materials to crafting unexpected objects from crystallized Dead Sea salt, Pana’s conceptually driven work has caught the attention of the design world’s who’s who. He speaks with curator and sometimes collaborator Maria Cristina Didero about both his own path to vegan design and its broader potential.

      Moderator

    • Maria Cristina Didero
      Independent Curator
    • Panelist

    • Erez Nevi Pana
      Designer
  • Psychedelic therapies hold tremendous promise for treating the suffering inflicted by a range of issues—depression, PTSD, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury to name just a few. Andrew Hall (Ph.D) and Rayyan Raja Zafar (BSc. MSc. MRSB) discuss the latest research, recent clinical trials, rising hopes around psychedelics.

      Moderator

    • Andrew Hall
      Ph.D, CEO & Founder Icaro Therapeutics
    • Panelist

    • Rayyan Raja Zafar BSc. MSc. MRSB
      Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London
  • Superblue and ProjectArt have invited London-based designer Yinka Ilori to lead a workshop for teens living at Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services. Together they will explore creative processes to help tell their stories. Claire Breukel of ProjectArt talks with Ilori about the project and the role of storytelling in his work.

      Moderator

    • Claire Breukel
      Executive Director ProjectArt
    • Panelist

    • Yinka Ilori
      Designer
  • The future of urbanism and our natural environment will only thrive when they are woven into a harmonious relationship. Creating a mindset shift towards urban design and planning that addresses the climate crisis and embraces our connection to nature is now more critical than ever. Join us for this important conversation with Dror Benshetrit of Supernature Labs, presented by Urbanism Summit Salon series. This is truly a special opportunity to learn about Supernature Labs up close and help shape the future of urbanism and our planet.

      Moderator

    • Andrew Quarrie
      Founder-CEO Urbanism Summit
    • Panelist

    • Dror Benshetrit
      Designer-Founder Supernature Labs
  • Jean Lin of Colony talks with artist-designers Bradley Bowers and Bari Ziperstein about navigating the opportunities and obstacles of the contemporary creative landscape

      Moderator

    • Jean Lin
      Founder and Creative Director Colony
    • Panelist

    • Bari Ziperstein
      artist-designer
    • Bradley Bowers
      artist-designer
  • A celebration of the pre-launch of New Latin American Design. For the first time, a book puts together a group of young and outstanding designers from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico that are challenging local preconditions and, in many cases, proposing new ways of practicing. The publication, led by Florencia Rodriguez and NESS, acknowledges the transformative, multiscale, and inexhaustible potential of Latin America Design. This panel will cover topics such as the friction between crafts and industry, some doses of primitivism, the haptic essence of the object, the modernist imprint in this singular production, and new global perspectives on the local.

      Moderator

    • Florencia Rodriguez
      Founder and Editorial Director NESS
    • Panelist

    • Marcos Altgelt
      Ries Studio
    • Estefania de Ros
      Agnes Studio
    • Guillermo Parada
      Great Things to People (gt2P)
    • Tamara Pérez
      Great Things to People (gt2P)
    • Gustavo Quintana
      Agnes Studio
  • Sharing unexpected and undertold stories by reinterpreting them for the present enriches our knowledge of both history and our current moment. This is true for the work of designers Bas van Beek and Khaled El Mays. Van Beek’s process of working with design heritage shares an openness and freedom with the work of El Mays. They are joined on stage by Silvia Barisione of The Wolfsonian–FIU and Aric Chen of Het Nieuwe Instituut—both institutions have a large archive and collection, which has created the starting point for van Beek’s Shameless exhibition on view now.

      Moderator

    • Aric Chen
      General and Artistic Director Het Nieuwe Instituut
    • Panelist

    • Silvia Barisione
      Chief Curator The Wolfsonian–FIU
    • Khaled El-Mays
      designer
    • Bas van Beek
      designer
  • Join designer, curator, and visionary Cliff Fong — founder of Matte Black and Gallery Half — and SCAD president and founder Paula S. Wallace for a conversation on creativity, connection, and the fine art of design. Fong, an award-winning designer, and Wallace, an inductee in the Interior Design Hall of Fame, share observations and insights on the profession's past, present, and future.

      Panelist

    • Paula Wallace
      SCAD president and founder
    • Cliff Fong
      Founder, Matte Black and Gallery Half
  • In celebration of the new Woman Made publication, Phaidon and Kering present a conversation with Elise Taylor of Vogue, Wava Carpenter of Design Miami/, and designers Dina Nur Satti and Tamara Pérez. Together they will share their own experiences and reflect on great women designers of furniture, lighting, product, and textile design—past, present, and future.

      Moderator

    • Elise Taylor
      Senior Living Writer Vogue
    • Panelist

    • Wava Carpenter
      Curatorial Director Design Miami/
    • Dina Nur Satti
      ceramics artist
    • Tamara Pérez
      designer, gt2P
    • Monling Lee
      Designer
  • Building more equitable and inclusive creative cultures by advancing a community of independent Black makers in creative industries is the primary mission of the Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG). In this panel, thought leaders talk about the importance of honoring cultural legacies in art and design and supporting the great work of visionary Black artists and designers.

      Moderator

    • Tangie Murray
      Art, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist
    • Panelist

    • Danielle Fennoy
      Owner Revamp Interior Design
    • Leyden Lewis
      Founder and Creative Director of Leyden Lewis Design Studio
    • Asad Syrkett
      Editor-in-Chief Elle Decor
  • Germane Barnes and Deem Journal’s Nu Goteh in conversation about the art of community-centric design and strategies for making today’s architecture and design practices more equitable.

      Panelist

    • Germane Barnes
      Founder Studio Barnes
    • Moderator

    • Nu Goteh
      Cofounder Deem Journal
  • From navigating the historic and contemporary markets to building and maintaining an extraordinary collection, this conversation offers tips and strategies for art lovers looking to move into design.

      Moderator

    • Sarah Johnson Court
      Director of Development Global Exhibitions Design Miami/
    • Panelist

    • Simon Andrews
      Founder Andrews Art Advisory
    • Ashlee Harrison
      US Director Carpenters Workshop Gallery
    • Muys Snijders
      Head of Art Collections AIG Private Client Group
    • Alia Williams
      Managing Director Artists and Exhibitions Jeffrey Deitch
  • We’ll discuss how designers are harnessing technology to achieve a vision for a more sustainable future. For the automotive industry, that means a road to electrification. For the architectural area, that could mean prefab homes or adaptive reuse of historical spaces. How are technological innovations changing consumer preferences and ideals?

      Moderator

    • Tamara Warren
      Writer and Founder of Le Car
    • Panelist

    • Germane Barnes
      Principal Architect of Studio Barnes, Assistant Professor at UMiami School of Architecture
    • Yves Behar
      Designer and Founder of fuseproject
    • Brian Bolain
      General Manager, Lexus International
    • Sellene Lee
      Senior Lead Designer, Calty Design Research
  • From VR to AR, and from NFTs to the metaverse, our panelists get into it all. They share how the latest advancements in technology and digital innovations have opened up their practice and new opportunities in making. What does it mean to be an artist and designer that embraces this next digital frontier? We’ll find out.

      Moderator

    • Katy Donoghue
      Editor-in-Chief of Whitewall
    • Panelist

    • Sarah Meyohas
      Artist
    • Gretchen Andrew
      Artist
    • Lee Quiñones
      Artist
  • We’ll go beyond the buzzword “sustainability” to learn how architects, artists, and designers are thinking about their impact on their community, environment, and future. What role does material play? How can your practice support local industry? What influence can an object or space have on larger ideas? What role will designers play in what’s next?

      Moderator

    • Alessandro Possati
      Director of Zuecca Project Space
    • Panelist

    • Archana Menon
      Designer and Founder of Primal Forms
    • Dror Benshetrit
      Designer and Founder of SuperNature Labs
    • Harry Nuriev
      Artist, Founder & Creative Director of Crosby Studios
    • Thomas Coldefy
      Principal at Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes
  • We’ll hear from leaders and educators in their fields about what’s being discussed, imagined, and questioned by the next generation of designers. What are some of the major concerns for budding innovators? How are emerging designers thinking about material, community, and environment? How will they shape our collective future?

      Moderator

    • Laurent Moisi
      Co-Publisher of Whitewall
    • Panelist

    • Rodolphe el-Khoury
      Dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture
    • Cathy Leff
      Acting Director of Bakehouse
    • Brian Bolain
      General Manager, Lexus International
  • Live at Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai
    What unique perceptions can collectible design evoke within a space? What are the connections and differences between collecting design and contemporary art? At this forum moderated by Guo Jiacheng, Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper China, leading Chinese gallerists specializing in collectible design, Wang Yu (Gallery All)and Kyle Zhang (Gallery Sohe), and interior designer Ju Bin will explore the “ways of collecting design.”

      Moderator

    • Guo Jiacheng
      Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper* China
    • Panelist

    • Ju Bin
      Interior Designer
    • Kyle Zhang
      Gallerist
    • Wang Yu
      Gallerist
  • Live at Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai
    On the occasion of Design Miami’s first event in Shanghai, our first forum will retrace the important origin of modern design in China: Shanghai Art Deco. It will start from the Shanghai Art Deco furniture researched and collected in the past twenty years by artist Ding Yi, whose works are presented by Art&Deco Gallery Shanghai at the exhibition. Ding Yi, Zhan Wang (artist), Xu Yihong (scholar), and Lisa Movius (journalist) will discuss Shanghai Art Deco with their own perspectives of researching, collecting, and exploring it. They will talk about the historical context and urban memory of this style – which was originated in the West at the beginning of the last century, yet took unique cultural roots in Shanghai – and its inspiration for contemporary design.

      Moderator

    • Violet Ruhui Wang
      Deputy Curator (Shanghai)
    • Panelist

    • Ding Yi
      Artist
    • Lisa Movius
      China Bureau Chief, The Art Newspaper (International)
    • Xu Yihong
      Art Deco Research Expert
    • Zhan Wang
      Artist
  • Live at Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai
    Moderated by Ara Qiu, Deputy Director and Curator of UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, this forum focuses on the young artists whose works exhibit a “fluid” quality, including Fei Yining, Liu Wa, Yang Bao, and Yilun Zhou. Their works cross over different media and creative fields, breaking away from the conventional boundaries of the specialization and identity of an "artist," "designer," or "musician." A unique creative force appears in the plurality spawned by such fluidity.

      Moderator

    • Ara Qiu
      Deputy Director and Curator, Exhibitions Department, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art
    • Panelist

    • Fei Yining
      Artist
    • Liu Wa
      Artist
    • Yang Bao
      Artist, Pianist, Composer
    • Yilun Zhou
      Artist
  • Live at Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai
    This forum is based on the curatorial theme of the exhibition “WuGan: The Art of Design,” moderated by Design Miami/ Deputy Curator Violet Wang. It gathers the leading Chinese designers and artists at this exhibition who are active in design and art today, including Danful Yang, Feng J, Hao Zhenhan, Jiang Sheng, and Lin Fanglu. Their creative practices explore and reshape traditional Chinese handicrafts and aesthetics with pioneering and experimental perspectives. Encompassing embroidery, tie-dye, statue, ceramics, jewelry, and other areas, they bring contemporary awareness into the heritage of craft aesthetics.

      Moderator

    • Violet Ruhui Wang
      Deputy Curator (Shanghai)
    • Panelist

    • Danful Yang
      Artist
    • Feng J
      Jewelry Artist
    • Hao Zhenhan
      Artist
    • Jiang Sheng
      Sculptor
    • Lin Fanglu
      Artist
  • Live at Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai
    Moderated by Design Miami/ Curatorial Director, Aric Chen, this forum invites the pioneers of collectible design in China, including Chris Shao (gallerist and interior designer), Naihan Li (designer and artist), and Pearl Lam (gallerist), to engage in a conversation with Alexander Groves (co-founder of Swine), a prominent designer who has long been devoted to collectible design. They will map the development and current state of collectible design in China and the world, leading the audience into “the art of design.”

      Moderator

    • Aric Chen
      Design Miami/ Curatorial Director
    • Panelist

    • Alexander Groves
      Designer
    • Chris Shao
      Gallerist, Interior Designer
    • Naihan Li
      Chinese Design Artist
    • Pearl Lam
      Gallerist
  • Mateo Kries, Director of Vitra Design Museum, and Yves Béhar, Swiss entrepreneur, educator, and CEO/Founder of multidiscipline design studio fuseproject, come together to discuss the most urgent global topics through the context of Béhar's work—from creating a more equitable, sustainable future to transforming the human experience through design at the intersection of technology and empathy.
    Doha Design District is the Official Partner of the Design Miami/ Basel Talks Program.

      Panelist

    • Yves Béhar
      CEO/Founder, fuseproject
    • Mateo Kries
      Director, Vitra Design Museum
  • Live Streamed on Design Miami/ YouTube
    Understanding what makes a design generation great. Guests include Sarah Owens of ZHdK, Anna Niederhäuser of SDA, designer Alexandra Gerber, designers AATB, and designer Alena Halmes.

    Table Talks: Hosted by Vera Sacchetti and Matylda Krzykowski; Presented with Swiss Design Awards
    The most sincere conversations occur when people come together over a meal at a table. Critic-curator Vera Sacchetti and designer-curator Matylda Krzykowski bring together a stellar roster of guests to share food and drinks and discuss the future of design. Table setting designed by Basel-based scenographer and ceramist Nela Weber.
    Doha Design District is the Official Partner of the Design Miami/ Basel Talks Program.

      Moderator

    • Vera Sacchetti
      Critic-curator
    • Matylda Kryzkowski
      Designer-curator
    • Panelist

    • Sarah Owens
      ZHdK
    • Anna Niederhäuser
      SDA
    • Alexandra Gerber
      Designer
    • AATB
      Designers
    • Alena Halmes
      Designer
  • Live Streamed on Design Miami/ YouTube
    Understanding the implications and intersections between technology and design and calling for a Solar Movement. Guests include Solar Designer Marjan van Aubel, Designer Pauline van Dongen, and Felix Hallwachs, Managing Director of Little Sun Foundation.

    Table Talks: Hosted by Vera Sacchetti and Matylda Krzykowski; Presented with Het Nieuwe Instituut
    The most sincere conversations occur when people come together over a meal at a table. Critic-curator Vera Sacchetti and designer-curator Matylda Krzykowski bring together a stellar roster of guests to share food and drinks and discuss the future of design. Table setting designed by Basel-based scenographer and ceramist Nela Weber.
    Doha Design District is the Official Partner of the Design Miami/ Basel Talks Program.

      Moderator

    • Vera Sacchetti
      Critic-curator
    • Matylda Kryzkowski
      Designer-curator
    • Panelist

    • Marjan van Aubel
      Solar Designer
    • Pauline van Dongen
      Designer
    • Felix Hallwachs
      Managing Director, Little Sun Foundation
  • Inspired by the Design Miami/ Basel 2021 curatorial theme—Human Nature—this conversation brings together visionary design thinkers and practitioners to examine the evolving relationship between humans and the natural world and the role that design can play in bridging the catastrophic divide between the two. Flora van Gaalen of Het Nieuwe Instituut will moderate a panel that includes Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of Formafantasma, Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren of Front Design, and Maurizio Montalti of dieDAS and Officina Corpuscoli.
    Doha Design District is the Official Partner of the Design Miami/ Basel Talks Program.

      Moderator

    • Flora van Gaalen
      Het Nieuwe Instituut
    • Panelist

    • FRONT DESIGN
      Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren
    • Maurizio Montalti
      dieDAS and Officina Corpuscoli
    • Formafantasma
      Design studio
  • Who are today’s up-and-coming ones-to-watch? Dung Ngo, founder and editor-in-chief of AUGUST Journal, talks shop with editor-curator Monica Khemsurov of Sight Unseen and curator Alice Stori Liechtenstein of Schloss Hollenegg. Together they survey the contemporary design landscape and share the work that excites them most right now.
    Doha Design District is the Official Partner of the Design Miami/ Basel Talks Program.

      Moderator

    • Dung Ngo
      Founder & Editor-in-Chief, AUGUST Journal
    • Panelist

    • Monica Khemsurov
      Co-founder of Sight Unseen & Tetra Monica
    • Alice Stori Liechtenstein
      Founder & Director, Schloss Hollenegg for Design
  • How is the handmade uniquely suited to personal storytelling, and how does storytelling heighten the appeal of the handmade? Moderated by incoming Design Miami/ Curatorial Director Wava Carpenter, this conversation explores the roles that personal biography and subjective experience play in the work of three emerging designer-makers: Darren Appiagyei, Diego Faivre, and Laura Sattin.
    Doha Design District is the Official Partner of the Design Miami/ Basel Talks Program.

      Moderator

    • Wava Carpenter
      Curatorial Director, Design Miami/
    • Panelist

    • Darren Appiagyei
      Designer-maker
    • Diego Faivre
      Designer-maker
    • Laura Sattin
      Designer-maker
  • Superblue, a new venture dedicated to producing, presenting and engaging audiences with experiential art, presents a multi-sensory experience featuring the Dutch artist duo DRIFT and a site-specific pavilion by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto designed in response to DRIFT’s installation. The collaborative project reflects Superblue’s mission to connect experiential artists with architects and other creative practitioners in pursuit of their most ambitious visions.

      Moderator

    • Oliva Sartogo
      Superblue Director Art & Architecture
    • Coraly Von Bismarck
      Superblue Director of Sales and Artist Management
    • Panelist

    • Sou Fujimoto
      Architect
    • Ralph Nauta
      Artist
  • Looking forward to November’s Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai, Aric Chen, outgoing Design Miami/ Curatorial Director and Het Nieuwe Instituut’s new Artistic Director, considers emerging collectible design markets. Chen leads the conversation with Chris Shao, gallerist and interior designer based in both New York and Shanghai, and Marc Benda of pioneering contemporary design gallery Friedman Benda in New York.
    Doha Design District is the Official Partner of the Design Miami/ Basel Talks Program.

      Moderator

    • Aric Chen
      Artistic Director, Het Nieuwe Instituut
    • Panelist

    • Chris Shao
      Gallerist, Interior Designer
    • Marc Benda
      Gallerist
  • From Prouvé and Ponti to NFTs, design markets are built by far-sighted, passionate specialists who recognize potential value that others overlook. Esteemed art advisor Simon Andrews talks with three gallerists, each known for innovating markets: Francois Laffanour and Rossella Colombari for their pioneering innovation in their respective French and Italian markets, along with Marc Benda, whose gallery looks ahead to future markets. The conversation will range from the early exploits that gave rise to the collectible design market in the late 20th century to uncharted territories that await on the horizon.
    Doha Design District is the Official Partner of the Design Miami/ Basel Talks Program.

      Moderator

    • Simon Andrews
      Founder, Andrews Art Advisory
    • Panelist

    • Francois Laffanour
      Gallerist
    • Rossella Colombari
      Gallerist
    • Marc Benda
      Gallerist

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