ART BASEL: Design Miami’s Tent


Daniel Arsham is back in his home city of Miami and has put together a reinterpretation of the classic Design Miami’s tent with a new sharp and purposeful meaning. Since 2008, Design Miami,the daringly innovative design fair that takes place the week of Art Basel Miami Beach, has worked with architectural practices to re-create and re-imagine the traditional look of a casual tent. So this year, Arsham is creating 2012s’ Design Miami’s pavilion called “Drift.”

“A floating environment comprised of massive inflatable tubes, resembling a topographical landscape in suspension: an ascending mountain above and an excavated cavern below. The cascading cylinders of Drift lift to create paths of circulation around hanging stalactite forms, providing visitors with a meandering gateway to the fair. Apertures in the canopy above frame views of the Miami sky and allow sunlight into the shaded pavilion. Filtered light passes between the tubes of the excavated cavern, creating a space at the confluence of interaction, conversation and contemplation.” – |Design Miami|Drift

The final design between Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen will be featuring a place for visitors to relax, mingle and enjoy the whole view via a courtyard seating installation.

Design Miami Fair will be in the parking lot of the Miami Beach Convention Center, right outside the Art Basel mothership.· |Snarkitecture| Drift

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