Celebrating its fifth year, a record-breaking 23,000 people visited Design Miami this year. The event is a showcase for the world's best limited-edition design. Curators, collectors, gallerists and press descend on Miami's historical design district to take in the shows, shops and exhibitions. Monocle reports from the Sunshine State and explores how the world of design art is maturing.
Design Miami/ is the global forum that brings together the most influential dealers, collectors, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Inspired by the galvanizing effect of Art Basel Miami Beach, the founders of Design Miami/ set out to create a design fair unlike any other that came before.
They envisioned a new commercial and cultural forum that would capture the thriving general interest in design and elevate appreciation for limited-edition, experimental and historically significant design work, presented within an energetic, visually striking environment. No other design fair had ever attempted such a feat. From its inception, Design Miami/ was intended to be more than just a marketplace for high-end design.Two unique shows are held each year: Design Miami/, every December in Miami, and Design Miami/ Basel every June in Basel, Switzerland.