For Design Miami/ 2021 we have assembled a roster of fifteen artists and designers in whom we deeply believe and whose work perfectly embodies the scope and poignancy of what our programming has to offer. We have curated a special “remix” that consists of five coherent yet distinct vignettes. This installation is staged against Colorwash, a new wallpaper by Calico Wallpaper inspired by colors diffused through sun’s rays on a cloudy day. In addition to new work by long-standing gallery artists, the presentation marks the debut of designers new to The Future Perfect, and those showing at Design Miami/ for their first time.
Marking his debut on the gallery’s roster and at Design Miami/, New Orleans-based designer Bradley Bowers, best known for his avant-garde interior objects, is presenting three new lights of varying sizes in his Halo series. Also making their debut at Design Miami/ are Wilkinson & Rivera. This up-and-coming British studio, run by husband and wife duo Grant Wilkinson and Teresa Rivera, are debuting a set of black Welsh Stick Chairs. Exhibiting for the first time with The Future Perfect are Rachel Shillander, with her one of a kind Disco Chair and Ottoman, and Cody Hoyt, who is presenting a series of floral themed monochromatic vessels. Bari Ziperstein, in her first-ever presentation at Design Miami/, is showing a five-part interlocking ceramic coffee table which, at 63 inches, is her largest work to date. Also exhibiting at Design Miami/ for the first time is Piet Hein Eek, who is showing a desk that is emblematic of his signature style. Following the introduction of a major new body of work this fall at Casa Perfect New York, Eric Roinestad builds on his Arroyo Seco series with new Sun Vessels made especially for Design Miami/. Likewise, on the heels of unveiling his largest body of stoneworks to date this year, sculptor and designer Ian Collings continues his exploration of materiality with three new marble table sculptures. And concurrently with his exhibition Temperature’s Rising at Casa Perfect LA, Chris Wolston presents mirrors designed in a range of his signature styles — from his iconic woven rattan Nalgonas to collaged metal, produced with his long-time Medellin-based artisan collaborators. Floris Wubben is taking his work to a whole new level, showing monumental new pieces, including a ceramic throne and side table made using his iconic extrusion process. John Hogan is showing a collection of vessels, which are his first ever functional works. Karl Zahn is presenting a new illuminated light sculpture, teasing an entirely new body of work ahead of a solo exhibition opening at Casa Perfect New York in early 2022.
The installation will feature key pieces by gallery artists and designers working in their iconic styles, including new mirrors by Chen Chen & Kai Williams from their Transition series, ceramic works by Reinaldo Sanguino, and brightly colored bubble stools by Korean designer Seungjin Yang.