Why Contemporary Didn't Sell at Design Miami/Basel

Design News 6.28.2011

Amelie Znidaric writes on Metropolis' Point of View blog, "Design Miami/Basel took place at the same time and venue as Art Basel, the world’s biggest fair for contemporary art. Many collectors visited both fairs. Many bought most progressive works of art without hesitation. Why then did they remain so cautious and conservative when it came to design?" Plus, the Guardian reports on UK retail failures (including Habitat) and Architectural Digest peeks at the set of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hollows. More news and links below.

DESIGN NEWS OF THE DAY

"Too Much History" at Design Miami/Basel | Metropolis POV Blog
5,000 Jobs at Risk in Retail Failures | The Guardian UK
Inside Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Set | Architectural Digest
Welcome to the Hall of Femmes | Design Observer
Inside the New Menlo Park Facebook Office | ShelterPop

Image: A 1951 Prouvé fauteil re-imagined for the RAW collection by G-Star. Vitra via Metropolis