Highlights Design Miami & Art Basel: The Finest Buffets And Cabinets
Design Miami has come to an end and it has certainly left us craving for more, but just in case you want to reminisce everything that left you amazed in there, here we have compiled what we personally find to be the best buffets and cabinets of the fair highlighted by the astonishing lights of the visitors’ eyes.
This year, Andrea Branzi did his second solo exhibition and he managed to ground his conceptual and theoretical writing in the physical works he creates. The Plank series takes abstract ideas about the history of cultural evolution and roots them in these modern cabinets.
Vincent Dubourg is a French artist and furniture designer, who created contemporary and modern cabinets with a particular and exclusive design. The Buffet Inner Vortex is an aluminum buffet that looks like it’s exploding on impact. The main idea behind this piece is to question society and take it to a new planet and other ways of living, as the aluminum pieces explore themes of climate change and environmental crisis inspired by nature.
Chris Wolston’s time in Colombia has spawned new work created by sand casting aluminum and this piece is no different. Featuring an exterior of exuberantly covered tropical motifs – artfully formed in place – the cabinet also features a cane structure. Moreover, the work has a puzzle-like feel with intricate motifs that come together to create a strong visual impact.
Shiro Kuramata playfully stretched and skewed tropes of Western design, while combining them with traditional Japanese aesthetics, to produce items of furniture that are surreal, humorous, and often poetic. Furniture in Irregular Forms (1970) is a nod to the severity of modern furniture, while the undulating shapes capture a more lighthearted attitude.
“I like beauty full of mistakes because we are human. Perfection is for machines, it is obsolete, gone,” Italian designer Gaetano Pesce has said. Throughout his career, Pesce’s exuberant work has experimented with color and industrial materials like polyurethane foam, resin, and plastics. The Felt Cabinet was his representative at Design Miami and expresses the peculiar talent of its creator.