Design Miami Honors SHoP Architects, Taps 35 Dealers for 2016 Edition

The beach-inspired work will be a first for the fair.

A rendering of the Design Miami/ 2016 entryway from SHoP Architects, titled Flotsam & Jetsam. Courtesy of SHoP Architects.

Design Miami/ has selected SHoP Architects as the winner of the 2016 Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award, which means the New York-based firm will create its entrance pavilion for its 12th edition. The fair has also announced its 35 participating international galleries, which hail from Europe, Africa, and North and South America.

SHoP has designed a dramatic entryway for the fair, titled Flotsam & Jetsam. The beach-inspired work will be the first Design Miami/ pavilion to become a long-term installation when it is moved following Miami Art Week to the Jungle Plaza in the Miami Design District, as part of a new annual public sculpture initiative.

Flotsam & Jetsam is inspired by the shape of a jellyfish, and will be home to a bar the designers claim will be the largest 3-D printed object in the world.

To created the piece, SHoP will team up with Chattanooga-based fabrication firm Branch Technology, which will manufacture its 3-D printed elements, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which has developed a special printing method that uses biodegradable bamboo.

Lapo Binazzi, <em>Umbrella Sculpture</em> (1985). Courtesy of R Company Gallery and photographer Joe Kramm.

Lapo Binazzi, Umbrella Sculpture (1985). Courtesy of R Company Gallery and photographer Joe Kramm.

“Working with Design Miami has been a great experience and a perfect opportunity to explore the expressive possibilities of tomorrow’s architecture,” said SHoP founding principal Gregg Pasquarelli in a statement.

The firm came to prominence in 2000, when it transformed the courtyard of New York’s MoMA PS1 into an urban beach scene for the Young Architecture program. In more recent years, SHoP has been tapped to handle the expansion of SITE Santa Fe, and is one of three firms involved with the ambitious LaGuardia airport redesign.

The fair will have six new exhibitors for the upcoming outing, including five in its two-year-old Curio sector, which features, as a press release notes, “cabinets of curiosity” scattered about the space.

Niek, Pulles (2016). Courtesy of Nick Bookelaar/Chamber.

Niek, Pulles (2016). Courtesy of Nick Bookelaar/Chamber.

Three dealers, New York’s Chamber, the Future Perfect of New York and San Francisco, and Miami’s Giovanni Beltran, have graduated from Curio to the main gallery program for 2016.

See the full list of exhibitors below.

1950 Gallery – Alberto Aquilino – New York
ammann//gallery – Cologne
Carpenters Workshop Gallery – Paris & London
Chamber – New York
Cristina Grajales Gallery – New York
Elisabetta Cipriani – London
Erastudio Apartment-Gallery – Milan
Friedman Benda – New York
Galerie kreo – Paris & London
Galerie Patrick Seguin – Paris & London
Galerie VIVID – Rotterdam
Hostler Burrows – New York
Jason Jacques Inc. – New York
Jousse Entreprise – Paris
LAFFANOUR – Galerie Downtown – Paris
Louisa Guinness Gallery – London
Magen H Gallery – New York
Mercado Moderno – Rio de Janeiro
Moderne Gallery – Philadelphia
Ornamentum – Hudson
Patrick Parrish Gallery – New York
Pierre Marie Giraud – Brussels
R & Company – New York
Sarah Myerscough Gallery – London
Southern Guild – Cape Town
The Future Perfect – New York & San Francisco
Thomas Fritsch – ARTRIUM – Paris
Victor Hunt Designart Dealer – Brussels
Volume Gallery – Chicago
Giovanni Beltran – Miami
1950 Gallery – Alberto Aquilino – New York


Delorenzo Gallery presenting Samuel and Dominic Amoia
Michael Jon & Alan presenting Charles Hollis Jones
Patricia Findlay presents NO SEX in Miami by Atelier Biagetti’s
Plusdesign Gallery presents Streetscapes
Cora Sheibani presents Colour & Contradiction

Design Miami/ will be on view at Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center, from November 30–December 4, 2016. 

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