4 Art Week Sights to See at Miami Design District

From monumental sculptures to fashion collections, the Design District is pulling out all the stylish stops for Miami Art Week

The Miami Design District will celebrate Miami Art Week (and beyond) in style with pop-up galleries, fashion collections, design and tech collaborations, and more. Read up on the district’s upcoming events below:

TomorrowLand by Studio Proba at Miami Design District, photo by Kris Tamburello
Tomorrow Land by Studio Proba at Miami Design District. Photo by Kris Tamburello

2021 Annual Design Commission: Tomorrow Land 

The Miami Design District unveiled Tomorrow Land, a physical and virtual installation created by Studio Proba and Enjoy the Weather for the neighborhood’s Annual Design Commission. Tomorrow Land features a series of sculptures, seating, and ornamentation, created by Studio Proba in her signature style at the entrance of Design Miami/ in Pride Park. In addition to the physical components woven throughout the neighborhood, the installation boasts an interactive, virtual game created by Enjoy the Weather. A dedicated app built around AR technology and proximity beacons allows visitors to “collect” and digitally customize Studio Proba’s shapes and place their own custom totems throughout the neighborhood—and beyond—for other participants to discover and play with. The installation will be on view beginning in Art Week through May 2022.

Juliusz by Pawel Althamer is on view in the Craig Robins Collection
Juliusz by Pawel Althamer is on view in the Craig Robins Collection

Craig Robins Collections

On view at the DACRA headquarters from December 2-3 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), the Craig Robins Collection is a private collection of contemporary art and design. Based on the belief that art should be shared, highlights from the collection are constantly rotated and put on view within the workspaces at DACRA, the innovative development company founded by Robins in 1987. The annual re-hanging of Craig Robins’ contemporary art collection highlights 45 artworks by celebrated American conceptual artist John Baldessari. Encompassing the disciplines of design, art, and architecture, the multifaceted collection also features pieces by established favorites such as Zaha Hadid, Jean Prouvé, Richard Tuttle, and Marlene Dumas.

Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades Collection

Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades Collection celebrates the maison’s tradition of exceptional craftsmanship and heritage through travel-inspired objects that reflect the collaborative, contemporary visions of a diverse group of internationally-renowned designers.

This December, Louis Vuitton will expand its Objets Nomades collection by transforming its Miami Design District stores into an immersive Objets Nomades installation, highlighting new pieces for 2021, including Merengue and Aguacate by the Campana Brothers; Cosmic Table by Raw Edges; and Petal Chair by Marcel Wanders. The men’s store façade will be based on the Marcel Wanders Studio Objets Nomades Diamond Screen, where Wanders reinterprets Louis Vuitton’s historic Monogram motif and the canework that once adorned LV trunks. The women’s store’s façade will be temporarily wrapped in a jubilant burst of woven colors, patterned after a new Objet Nomade by the Campana Brothers. Inside, Patricia Urquiola has curated an enveloping exhibition of the universe of Objets Nomades, an inspiring journey through the remarkable artistic perspectives of all the Objets Nomades collaborators, and an exceptional survey of Maison’s heritage and savoir-faire.

Flowers on My Feet by Willie Cole, on view at Tod's in Miami Design District, photo by Federico Torra
Flowers on My Feet by Willie Cole. Photo by Federico Torra

Tod’s Mosaic Collection

Tod’s will celebrate its Mosaic Collection alongside American artist Willie Cole during Art Basel. Tod’s limited edition collection is comprised of shopping totes and pouches, all made using an upcycled process. With a focus on sustainability, the Mosaic Collection gives new life to materials that would otherwise remain unused and transforms them into timeless, sustainable objects. To celebrate the collection, Cole will create unique sculptures made from recycled Tod’s leather and unused production materials. The Tod’s Mosaic collection and Cole’s sculptures will be on view at the Tod’s Miami Design District boutique during Art Week through December 6.

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