A Cabinet of Curiosities: Daniel Arsham’s Installation at Design Miami
From the outside, it looks like an amazing rectangular glacier, a world that Daniel Arsham himself built. New York designer Daniel Arsham and design gallery Friedman Benda have installed a translucent green box to launch futuristic furnishings at this year’s Design Miami.
Rather than following the format of a traditional booth, Daniel Arsham created the colorful volume to be kunstkammer, or cabinet of curiosities, showcasing his latest modern art and furniture design collection.
“Daniel Arsham moves away from the traditional constraints of an art fair, transforming the space into a kunstkammer that is both recognizably part of Arsham’s narrative and breaks new ground,”
Inside, the floor of the space is covered with a rug decorated with the floor plan and furniture arrangement in the property.
Green frosted-glass panels form the walls of the structure, with windows and doorways that allow visitors to enter or peek into the open-plan living area and study set-up.
“The works on view are a continuation and further exploration of Arsham’s iconic and immediately recognisable practice of creating fossilised ‘future’ relics that distort the viewer’s perception of space and time,”
the gallery added.
During this marvelous Miami Art Week, Buffets and Cabinets has set the eyes on the readers’ and ours’ favorite contemporary art. Daniel Arsham was obviously one of the designers that completely caught our attention during Design Miami.