Art Week-returns to Miami from December 4-9, and there’s more design, art, culture, fashion, and entertainment waiting to be discovered than ever before. Louis Vuitton will be launching two new collections, including the Exotics collection and the beloved Objets Nomades collection. Louis Vuitton’s Exotics collection will include 150 different styles with a few of them being exclusive to Miami, and their Objets Nomades collection will feature some new designers along with a few special designers who will be at Design Miami and the Design District store. There will also be a fourth installment of LOEWE and Jonathan Anderson’s Chance Encounter IV Series that will include three new artists.
In addition to many public and site specific art installations and exhibitions, The Miami Design District will also be unveiling a holiday commission designed by Dozie Kanu, a young contemporary artist. Performances from artists including, Emily Estefan will also be going on as part of Miami Design District’s Performance Series. Furthermore, the iconic Moore Building will host third (RED) Auction in collaboration with Bono, Theaster Gates, Sir David Asjaye and Sotheby’s. New stores and restaurants will be opening within the Design District as well.
Louis Vuitton presents Objets Nomades | December 4 – 9
This year, Louis Vuitton is back with their ever popular Objets Nomades collection, which will be exhibited at Design Miami from December 4-9. For Design Miami 2018, Louis Vuitton presents new pieces from Objets Nomades, an ever-expanding collection of limited edition, collectible furniture inspired by the House’s historic Art of Travel campaign. The interwoven nature of Louis Vuitton’s savoir-faire with the discerning eye of renowned designers has created inventive shapes, materials, and products—a tradition that continues with the Objets Nomades.
Pieces from the Objets Nomades collection have been imagined by some of the most creative designers of our times: Atelier Oï, Maarten Baas, Barber and Osgerby, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Raw Edges, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, Tokujin Yoshioka, nendo, Gwenaël Nicolas, India Mahdavi, and André Fu. Additionally, there are new designs that will be showcased as well which include Ribbon Dance by André Fu, Cocoon Fur by Campana Brothers and Blossom Vase by Tokujin Yoshioka.
Louis Vuitton Les Petits Nomades consists of a new innovative and inventive collection of decorative objects from some of Objets Nomades’ designers. These smaller-scale objects are functional and beautiful interpretations of the house’s world of refined and inspiring design. With their mutual sense of intuitiveness, desirability and pleasure, the Objets Nomades collections continue Louis Vuitton’s tradition of offering inspiring and surprising designs, anchored in evolving visions of travel. Both Objets Nomades and Les Petits Nomades will also be showcased at Louis Vuitton’s store at the Miami Design District in addition to the Design Miami Tent.
Diamond Mirror, Marcel Wanders (2018)
Public Show Days
Wednesday, December 5/ 12–8pm
Thursday, December 6/ 10am–8pm
Friday, December 7/ 11am–8pm
Saturday, December 8/ 12–8pm
Sunday, December 9/ 12–6pm
Design Miami Address: Meridian Avenue & 19th St.
Design District Louis Vuitton Store Address: 140 NE 39th St.
Louis Vuitton Miami Exotics Collection: Luxury Handbag Event | November 29 – December 9
At Louis Vuitton, the exotics collection is a thrilling exploration for new ways to excite the imagination – through colors, treatments, and innovations. While the House offers exotic skins in classic finishes, they are unafraid to experiment and develop new and radical treatments that rejuvenate exotics for the contemporary landscape, all handcrafted at our workshops in Asnières, France. The Exotics Collection will be available at the Luxury Handbag Event at Louis Vuitton’s Miami Design District store November 29 – December 9. The exhibition will highlight approximately 150 different Exotics for Women and Men from their offering in one location, it’s an incredibly rare occasion to have so many styles and colors available in the United States. There will also be select styles that are exclusive to Miami.
Design District Louis Vuitton Store Address: 140 NE 39th St.
LOEWE Chance Encounter IV Series | December 4 – January 31
Conceptualized by Creative Director and Designer Jonathan Anderson, Chance Encounters first launched its series in Miami in 2015 within the walls of the LOEWE Miami Design District boutique. For the fourth installment of this exhibition, Jonathan Anderson has chosen the works of German artist Andrea Büttner, British ceramicist Ian Godfrey and artist Anne Lowe. Their work will be exhibited from December 4 – January 31 at the LOEWE Miami Design District store. You will discover pieces from ceramic to hand-woven textiles and woodcut printing, most created using old techniques but nonetheless fascinating pieces that will be a sure way to start dialogue with the present.
Design District Loewe Store Address: 110 NE 39th St.
‘Diver’, wood cut on Japanese Paper
Photo: Andy Keate
Courtesy: Andrea Buttner and Hollybush Gardens
The House of Creed presents An Artful Scents Soiree | December 6
In collaboration with artist Taelor Fisher, The House of Creed will be hosting an artful scents soiree on December 6—celebrating their new fragrance, Floralie. The evening will feature a live painting installation, crafted beverages and passed hors d’oeuvres to match key notes that are prevalent in the fragrance.
Design District House of Creed Store Address: 151 NE 41st St. PP-143
Bird Feeders and Play Structures by Dozie Kanu | November 12 – January 2
The Miami Design District’s Holiday Commission aims to enlighten spirits this holiday season with an art installation by 24-year-old contemporary artist Dozie Kanu. In partnership with Raise The Caliber®, whose initiative is devoted to removing illegal guns off the streets and recycling gunmetal and bullets, Dozie will be creating pieces using recycled metal accompanied with bird feeders fabricated from the same metal. His inspiration comes from the nostalgia of his childhood and the idea of strangely familiar objects that peek a child’s curiosity. The project will be on display November 12 – January 2.
(RED) Auction | December 5
The third (RED) Auction, which supports the fight against AIDS, will take place on Wednesday, December 5 during Art Basel. Musician and activist Bono is collaborating with Theaster Gates and Sir David Adjaye for this spectacular event and the collections will be auctioned by Sotheby’s, preceded by a public exhibition presented by Gagosian at the Moore Building which will open on World AIDS Day.
Address: 191 NE 40th St.
Miami Design District Performance Series Presents Emily Estefan | December 7
The Miami Design District Performance Series has been well-received by the public and in its third series, Emily Estefan, daughter of 19th time Grammy award-winner Emilio Estefan is back for another killer performance with her smooth vocals and jazzy arrangements on Friday, December 7. Emily is a drummer, guitarist, singer and songwriter who wrote and produced her own debut album Take Whatever You Want which landed on FOUR of the Billboard charts.
Address: 140 NE 39th St.
Jokester 2 by Paula Crown
Artist Paula Crown’s series of sculptural installations SOLO TOGETHER hopes to challenge viewers to reevaluate the impacts of throwaway consumerism. Whether it is a family reunion or at a beer pong tournament, the SOLO cup is a staple at any party in America. Paula hopes her playful installation will get viewers to re-think single-use plastics and never see a SOLO Cup the same way again.
Address: 92 NE 40th St.
Shun Sud Mural
Artist Shun Sudo is best known for his work that reflects a mix of his Japanese culture and the contemporary street culture of Western life. He uses Japanese sumi-e brush strokes which he then paints over with graffiti pop art, showing his deep influence of American pop culture. His two artistic styles will be exhibited at the Miami Design District during Art Basel.
Address: Jade Alley, 160 NE 41st St.
Inspired by the radiant colors of his surrounding Japanese landscape from his childhood, artist Yusuke Ochiai reflects this enchantment of colors onto his work. Based in Brooklyn, Yusuke continues to display interest in vibrant colors through his work as a New York City street artist and most of his work depicts colorful swirls of love and lust. You will be able to view his colorful and energetic pieces during Art Basel at the Miami Design District.
Address: Jade Alley, 160 NE 41st St.
Spanierman Modern | December 3 – 8
An Experience of Color: Landscapes and Legacies in Abstraction, curated by Niama Safia Sandy, will open at Spanierman Modern’s new project space in the Miami Design District, with a complimentary presentation at Art Miami, from December 3-8. The show will exclusively feature abstract works in various media.
Address: Paradise Plaza, 151 NE 41 St.
The Miami Design District debuted the area’s latest phase of development, the highly anticipated Museum Garage this past May. Featuring the work of five world-class architects, the seven-story mixed-use structure will house ground-floor retail spaces and maintain the capacity for 800 vehicles.
The Craig Robins Collection
The Craig Robins Collection features works by top contemporary artists from around the world, alongside post-war, limited-edition design pieces. Exhibited at the corporate offices of Dacra, the collection exemplifies the thesis that art enhanced spaces foster vibrant communities. Artists exhibited this year include Urs Fischer, Njideka Akuyili-Crosby, Christina Quarles and Jorge Pardo among others.
Address: 3841 NE 2nd Ave.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami)
ICA Miami celebrates major solo survey exhibitions dedicated to Judy Chicago and Larry Bell, alongside focused monographic presentations of work by Louise Bourgeois, William N. Copley, and Manuel Solano, as well as a newly commissioned sculpture by Henry Taylor in the museum’s Sculpture Garden.
Address: 61 NE 41st St.
Caravana | December 6
CΛRΛVΛNΛ is the path and we are calling all beings to return to their heart center. Embark with us on this quest, amidst our dreams to find our inner selves. For women and men alike, together at the CΛRΛVΛNΛ MITITIA ceremony we will make a stand by channeling the feminine energy in society.
Address: 180 NE 40th St.
4510/SIX x Henrik Vibskov Art Basel Event | December 4
Concept store 4510/SIX (formerly Tenoversix) has a unique pop-up that you won’t want to miss out on. Teaming up with Danish fashion designer and artist Henrik Vibskov, the anticipated event will feature ‘shop-in-shop’ modules within the store adapted from Henrik’s runway design aesthetics. Additionally, the event will feature exclusive looks from BATSHEVA Spring 19 collection–inspired by artwork from Judy Chicago–and will be available for pre-order during Basel week only. DJ Kristian Kirk from Henrik’s team will be providing the beats at this unique gathering, which will take place on Tuesday, December 4.
Address: 7338 NW Miami Ct.
Istituto Marangoni Partners with Arcadia for a Sustainability Installation | December 3
Istituto Marangoni, a leading fashion institute, partners with Arcadia to promote sustainability by creating nine different immersive installations during Art Basel which consists of water, land and sea. These ‘experiences’ will use augmented reality activations to highlight the importance of sustainability and the impacts of global warming. There will also be a ‘World of Plastics’ Exhibit where nine fashion pieces using plastic will be showcased by either designers or students, as well as panel discussions on ways to reduce carbon footprint emissions.
Address: 3700 NE 2nd Ave.