For Design Miami/ 2022 we have unveiled a selection of new collectible design pieces from our roster of artists, with 30 original pieces making their debut. The theme for this, our seventh presentation at the Miami Beach edition of Design Miami/ and ninth time exhibiting with the international forum for design, is “Next Level”. This theme is meant to represent the degree to which our artists and consequential programming always strives to push the limits of scale and awe, raising the bar with each new collection and presentation of work.
Composed of pieces that convey The Future Perfect’s signature curatorial sensibility with our emphasis on nuanced material investigations that beckon discovery through intimacy and tactility, this presentation sees our artists pushing the limits of their own craftsmanship. Among such works are Floris Wubben’s Standing Mirror and Throne Chair, which are marvels of ceramic architecture, as well as a beige loveseat made out of resin-cast balloons by Seungjin Yang. Piet Hein Eek’s Old Oak Tile Dresser, executed in his signature wood-stacking style and Cody Hoyt’s Wall Console — the ceramicist’s largest work to date and his first piece of furniture — both display unprecedented levels of intricacies in each of the artist’s practices; Chris Wolston’s Oro Coffee Table and pair of club chairs and the selection of lights by Bradley Bowers represent meditations on themes innate to their creative DNA, evolving from the artists’ previous acclaimed series, Oro and Halo respectively. In an exciting collaboration, riffing on their stratigraphic Geology Mirrors, the design duo Chen Chen & Kai Williams have teamed up with Cody Hoyt to experiment with new shapes and ceramic inlays, which they have used to replace their usual stone offcuts, resulting in a pair of mirrors created exclusively for the fair.
These works are exhibited along with those of several other flagship artists on The Future Perfect’s roster, as well as pieces by gallery newcomers Leena Similu and Dee Clements, both of whom explore themes of femininity and its relationship to power and labor — with Similu’s clay vessels and head sculptures being inspired by the stories and secrets handed down to her by her Cameroonian ancestry, and Clements’ baskets made of reed woven into ceramic bases also drawing on ancient mythologies, specifically of female craftsmanship. Another notable new addition to the Future Perfect’s roster is the Dutch textile artist Claudy Jongstra, who has achieved worldwide renown for her innovations in the ancient techniques of wool felting and plant-based dyeing. She will be making her Design Miami/ debut with a rug made from the wool of the rare, indigenous Drenthe Heath sheep.
Visit us through December 4th in booth G09 to experience our presentation of “Next Level” in person.