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/ First day at Design Miami/ * Opening Preview


Yesterday, the global forum for design officially opened with a vibrant Preview, well attended by more than 4,000 collectors, enthusiasts and design world luminaries including Larry Gagosian, Pharrell Williams, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Aby Rosen, Princess Firyal of Jordan, Micky Wolfson, Lynne Gelfman, Nadja Swarovski, Rene and Nadja Kamm, Rick Owens, Silvia Fendi, Stefano Tonchi, Alberto Mugrabi, Ron Arad, Peter Brant and Maja Hoffmann.


Design Miami/ – Victor Hunt booth
Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, USA


Preview Day (by invitation only) :
 December 3, 2013
Collectors Preview: 
12-6pm / Vernissage: 6 – 9pm
General Hours :
December 4, 11am – 9pm
December 5 – 7, 12 – 8pm
December 8, 12 – 6pm






“Design and Conceptualization has always come naturally to me. Luckily, its also something that excites me. My operation is a modern studio furniture company that uses the skill and expertise of multiple craftsmen from different backgrounds. BRC Designs makes limited edition objects, one-of-a-kind pieces, and custom materials from the inception fo the idea. For me, the physical acto fo makign an object is just as important as the cognitive evolution of the concept.“  by Benjamin Rollins Caldwell


STUDIO JOB – Booth G14


Graduates of the renowned Design Academy Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Job Smeets (b.1970, Belgium) and Nynke Tynagel (b. 1977, the Netherlands), who both live as well as work together, form Studio Job.
Having met in 1996 in Eindhoven – she beginning her studies in graphic design and he having just graduated in three-dimensional design – Mr. Smeets proceeded to open Studio Job in 1998 in Antwerp, joined by Ms. Tynagel in 2000, following her graduation.

From the beginning, their collaboration resulted in highly expressive, usually one-off or limited-edition artesian works, often cast in bronze or, later, finely constructed in laser-cut inlaid woods.

Employing iconographic, pan-historic imagery which can be in the same moment both heraldic as well as cartoon-like, the results are consistently monumental and yet somehow primitive, and generally read neo-baroque, clearly fantasist, and certainly more mannerist than modernist.

See more at their website: Studio Job Website




I am pleased that Julien Carretero studio will be presenting their lighting collection CONTRAST at Design Miami/ with gallery Victor Hunt. You can find them in a venue adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center.

For those who want to know more, Julien Carretero was born in Paris suburbs, designer Julien Carretero first graduated in Industrial Design both in Paris and in England.

Since he graduated his work has been internationally exhibited from the Salone del Mobile in Milan and Design Miami in the US to the 21_21 Design Sight gallery in Tokyo and ExperimentaDesign in Lisbon, among many others.
 Julien was awarded the Seb Prize of the Design Parade festival at the Villa Noailles in 2008 (France) and his work is part of the collection of the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (France).

Since 2012, Studio Julien Carretero is established in Brussels.




Wendell Castle: Father of the art furniture movement, Wendell Castle has been a sculptor, designer, and educator for more than four decades. An influential artist, his work has led to the development of handcrafted, modern designer furniture as a major art form and his name is revered above all others in the field.




Having originally studied experimental film-making, the Dutch designer Simon Heijdens turned to product design when studying at the Eindhoven Academy and now applies the spirit and techniques of film to the development of objects – all of which explore his “fascination with evolution by changing over time to tell a story.

For more information, stay tuned for an exclusive article at Design Miami/


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