In conjunction with this year's Art Basel Miami
Beach, the city also plays host to the sibling
event, Design Miami. In only one year, the show
has garnered serious interest, not to mention
sales, from top galleries and collectors, from the
Barry Friedman Gallery from New York, to Paris'
Galerie Italienne, as well as stars in the world of
design. This year the show honors Marc Newson
with the annual Designer of the Year award.
If "designers are the new rock stars", as cofounder
Ambra Medda suggests, then she could
assuredly be compared as the Colonel Tom
Parker of the design world. Joining forces with
Sam Keller, founder of Art Basel Miami Beach
and director of Art Basel in Switzerland, the two
have created a world-class platform that has
become an overnight success. "Design Miami
has created a global forum for the leaders, innovators
and voices of design. For quite some time
now, the design community has been looking for
a truly international opportunity for the exchange
of ideas and the study of our discipline.
Design Miami is filling this void," she explains.

The Moore Building
Design Miami
December 8 -10, 2006
4040 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Design District
Miami, Florida
T: +1 305 572 0866