Last week and weekend (11-16 June) the famous design fair Design Miami/Basel took place. As every year, a lot of talent showed their impressive designs and projects. There are too many to mention, so here we show you some highlights of furniture designs and galleries that were shown at Basel 2019.
The Future Perfect
The furniture designs by Floris Wubben and Kristin Victoria Barron, presented by The Future Perfect, were the first to stand out from the crowd for us. The collection consists of new, limited edition, unique pieces such as (side) tables and lamps.
Floris Wubben is an innovative design studio from Amsterdam that is known for daring experiments and extraordinary pieces. Wubben’s works test the boundaries and limits of form and function, material and craftsmanship. For these designs, too, the designer has explored these boundaries. He continued on his earlier 'Pressed' project, where he mainly played with ceramics.
Kristin Victoria Barron presented her 'The Origin' collection in The Future Perfect exhibition stand at Basel. She is an American designer specialising in handmade lighting, objects and vessels. Her works can be distinguished by the romantic material palette of brass, wood and cast bronze. The 'Origin' pieces she presented here are a series of eight unique, illuminated ceramic sculptures based on animals from her dreams.Pierre Marie Giraud
The pieces on display of the Pierre Marie Giraud gallery in Brussels were also impressive, to say the least. Pierre Marie Giraud focuses mainly on contemporary decorative arts and represents various well-known international artists and craftsmen. You could admire various tables by the famous designer Joseph Dirand. A beautiful lamp by Jos Devriendt and a quilt by Sterling Ruby were also shown. The whole selection of Giraud represents the use of refined materials, techniques and knowledge in exclusive works of art.
"The selection represents the use of refined materials, techniques and knowledge in exclusive works of art."
Philippe Jousse of the French gallery Jousse Entreprise is a well-known name in the art world. He helped with the recognition of some iconic designers such as André Borderie, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, Jean Royère and even Le Corbusier. His exhibition stand was also worth a visit. Imagicasa was particularly impressed by Pierre Paulin's 'Elysée' floor lamps from 1972.Mathieu Lehanneur
Lehanneur is undoubtedly a well-known name in the design world and Imagicasa has been a big fan of his work for a long time now. He presented his 'Inverted Gravity' this year. Appearances and sight can be misleading. With this collection, the designer shows furniture that represents this paradox of perceptions. It is almost a magical tour, but through the real world. Monolithic and minimalist, marble blocks stand on blown glass balls and almost seem to float. A unique and imaginative collection that still radiates reality.
"A unique and imaginative collection that still radiates reality."
Camp Design Gallery & Adam Nathaniel Furman
English architect Adam Nathaniel Furman created the new 'Royal Family' collection for the Camp Design Gallery. And what a beautiful and unique collaboration that was! Their corner was probably one of the most colourful and striking that could be found there. The collection consists of three pieces of furniture with 'clumsy' names and unusual shapes: two large cabinets (Benevolente and Solidale) and a chair (Gioioso), all handmade. The series focuses on contemporary, collectable design and each piece stands on its own through intriguing shapes, patterns and colours.
We can go on like this and keep talking about the exclusive and beautiful designs that were shown at this fair. But hopefully we have been able to inspire you with these highlights! We can't wait for the Design Miami/Basel fair to take place in Miami in December.