American design is "very strong" says Design Miami director

Landmark series by Studio JobPrimack was appointed in February to replace Marianne Goebl, the German-born former director. Design Miami takes place   each December to coincide with the Art Basel fair in Miami Beach. “Peter is probably one of the world’s most effective endorsers of bronze in general,” said Primack. Related story: The crash was “very healthy” for collectible design, says Design Miami’s Rodman PrimackPrimack, who hails from Los Angeles, joined Design Miami earlier this year and has introduced more home-grown talent   to the fair, which in past years has tended to focus on European designers. In an exclusive interview with Dezeen earlier this year, Primack spoke about collectible design and how the financial crash “was very healthy” for the market. “We have Peter Marino, we have Olsen Kundig from Seattle, we have Studio Gang from Chicago. Architects Olson Kundig created the collectors’ lounge while Jeanne Gang designed this year’s installation for Swarovski. There’s also a lot of vintage bronze.”
Bronze is used prominently in the series of furniture pieces based on architectural landmarks by Studio Job, exhibited by Carpenters Workshop Gallery. “We also have an incredible architectural voice at the fair this year,” said Primack. “A lot of really successful young American designers are producing work that you can see at the fair.”
The annual event is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, with 35 design galleries exhibiting inside a tent next to Miami Beach Convention Center. It’s probably the first time we’ve had so much architecture   –   American architectural talent   –   at the fair.”
Bronze box at the One Way: Peter Marino exhibitionPrimack also highlighted   the trend for bronze in collectible design pieces, demonstrated in the installation by American architect Peter Marino – who was given the inaugural Design Visionary award by the event this year. “We’ve seen a very strong showing of American design from a number of the galleries [at Design Miami],” he said. News:   the   American design scene is enjoying a resurgence, according to   Design Miami executive director Rodman Primack, who has used this year’s fair to showcase talent from the USA.

Updated: 07.12.2014 — 03:42