Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating a collectible design.
At the core of Design Miami/ is a marketplace for collectible design, where the world’s leading design galleries present curated exhibitions of museum-quality furniture, lighting, and objets d’art. Design Miami/ regularly attracts the highest level of private and public collectors of historical and contemporary design. The galleries invited to exhibit at the design event deal mainly in exceptional design objects from the advent of Modernism to the present day, with select galleries specializing in outstanding eighteenth and nineteenth-century antiques.
A globally respected gallerist and one of the leading forces and tastemakers within the collectible art/design market, Gabrielle Ammann founded ammann//gallery in Cologne in 2006. Known for her unique curatorial approach, she cultivates a cutting-edge program devoted to innovation and connoisseurship in the fields of fine art, design, and architecture, including some of the most important artists and designers in the world like Ron Arad, Hélène Binet, Zaha Hadid, Rolf Sachs and Studio Nucleo.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Carpenters Workshop Gallery transcends classical borders of art and design, offering a precise symbiosis at the intersection of these two universes. CarpentersWorkshop Gallery produces and exhibits functional sculptures by international rising and established artists and designers who work outside traditional territories of expression.
Cristina Grajales Gallery
Demisch Danant specializes in twentieth-century French design with an emphasis on the late 1950s through the 1970s and represents the work of Maria Pergay, Pierre Paulin, Joseph-André Motte, Pierre Guariche, Michel Boyer, Philippon & Lecoq and René-Jean Caillette. Curated exhibitions on historical work are presented within environments that reference architecture and interiors of the era.
Friedman Benda is dedicated to presenting established and emerging designers who create historically significant work and are at the forefront of their practice. Founded in 2007, the gallery’s exhibitions and publications have played a vital role in the development of the contemporary design market and education, and take a comprehensive approach to work that intersects the fields of design, craft, and art.
At Galerie kreo, Clémence and Didier Krzentowski produce and present limited-edition pieces by the greatest contemporary designers. Galerie kreo also offers exceptional lighting from the 1950s to the present day, including masterpieces by Gino Sarfatti. Didier Krzentowski is a licensed expert in design and contemporary art and is a member of the Union Française des Experts, Assesseur de la Commission de Conciliation et d’Expertise Douanière, and Compagnie Nationale des Experts.
Galerie Philippe Gravier
Galerie Philippe Gravier has developed two concepts: “Maisons d’Edition,” between art and architecture, and “Elements of Architecture,” between architecture and sculpture. “Maisons d’Edition” are small, nomadic homes imagined and designed by architects that must be movable and sustainable. “Elements of Architecture” are produced more as sculptures than as design, and demonstrate each architect’s signature style and excellence. They are produced in limited editions of five.
Founded by Yu Wang and Xiao Lu, Gallery ALL is committed to a broad artistic and design dialogue. It is a curation-led, multidisciplinary gallery, presenting existing works and commissioning new ones. As one of the first design galleries in China, it is dedicated to exhibiting unique and limited-edition objects of design, art, architecture, and furnishings.
Céline Marcato founded Gate 5 in 2013 after a five-year collaboration with Galleria O. Roma in Rome. Gate 5 specializes in historical Italian design from the 1930s to the 1970s, featuring designers such as Max Ingrand, Gio Ponti, and Gino Sarfatti. Contemporary designers and curators are also invited on-site to collaborate in the development of exclusive collections.
Hostler Burrows is a New York-based gallery specializing in Nordic and international design and decorative arts. Founded in 1998 by Kim Hostler and Juliet Burrows, the gallery’s program integrates contemporary and twentieth-century work, with a primary focus on studio ceramics.
Magen H Gallery
Todd Merrill Studio
Since 2000 Todd Merrill Studio has been renowned for its glamorous and eclectic mix of twentieth-century design. As one of the first gallerists to realize the significance of postwar American studio design, Merrill has dramatically increased its popularity. Their dynamic, unique, and frequently groundbreaking pieces contribute to today’s increasingly relevant gray space between art and design.