The 14 Best Things We Spied at Design Miami This Year
From a human-size grotto to flower-infused furniture, these are the objects, booths, and talents that our editors loved.
PELLE’S BOUNDARY-PUSHING LIGHTING
Pelle’s Infinite Lure presentation comprised a handful of works set in a mirrored space with a philosophical bent. The idea was to reinforce that each piece on view was working in tandem with the others, creating a collage of materials and functionalities rather than one domineering design narrative. Take, for instance, the six-frond Nana chandelier (center): Hand-cast in cotton paper, then hand-painted, it hung in polite conversation with the louvered all-aluminum Be Patient floor lamp (left). The lights are polar opposites and at the same time deeply intertwined, drawing the parallel between trees and automotive styling we didn’t know we needed.