Making its Shanghai debut from November 4 to November 14 in a regal mansion in Waitanyuan is globally recognized architecture and design fair Design Miami, a big-deal-art-thing which, since its start in The States in 2005, has to grown to be in a current position to call itself “the global authority for collectible design.”
The exhibition gathers 33 top art galleries and design studios worldwide, featuring artists like Joseph Walsh, Lin Fanglu, Virgil Abloh, splashing out some of that sweet, sweet collectable design on two floors of viewing space in said mansion.
Collectable design — so we’re talking about unique, singular, and collectable “artistic interpretations” of things like chairs, mirrors, wardrobes, coffee tables and crap you put on coffee tables, various household chattel, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
You think you’ve seen a chair but have you seen a chair that’s all slanty, painted gold chrome, and then seemingly subjected to the gravitational forces on Mars?
No you have not but you can if you go to this thing and you can also purchase this interpretation of a chair for several hundred billion RMB.
The fair, which programs this exhibition, installations and talks, comes right in the middle of a very busy art calendar for November, which we already discussed right here.
SmartShanghai went to the media preview of Design Miami, walked around for a bit drinking diet water, looked at all the freaky chairs and things, and pensively muttered “inspired… inspired” and “good lord, another triumph” under our breaths.
And also took photos. And here those are.