Reporting to you from the madness that is now Miami Beach. Last night was the VIP opening of Design 05 Miami. Just 14 design 'galleries' were selected to display their wares in the beautiful Beaux Arts Moore Building in Miami's Design District. Presenters represented Milan, Paris, New York, and London for the most part and were thrilled to be in the best place possible to strut their stuff and make new friends.
Zesty Meyers from New York's R 20th Century said this show "blows all other design shows out of the water." The combination of a beautiful setting, high quality pieces, and the most amazing critical mass of artists, collectors, designers, etc. to see it all makes this event the best of its kind. And this is only it's first year!
For more info on all of Miami's Art Basel events as they unfold check out Art Basel Daily--the blog. It's a great way to get the 'as it happens' experience, from the comfort of your desk chair.