Design Miami 2015: Fernando Romero Enterprise’s Replica of the Sun

A multi-sensory sculpture made in collaboration with Swarovski

It’s impossible to deny the impact of the sun upon art. More than providing the light and igniting the colors for our eyes to interpret a piece, the sun has acted as a muse for centuries and across cultures. A new homage, by Mexico City-based architecture and design firm Fernando Romero Enterprise (FR-EE) offers a stunning new take on the depths of solar inspiration. The …

Design Miami/Basel 2013: Casting Light

From artificial storms to electronic innovations, five works that cleverly play with light

It could be argued that it doesn’t matter what, or who, is in any room if the lighting isn’t right. The following pieces—seen among the other wares at Design Miami/Basel—emit, warp or interact with light in exotic ways. Each piece embeds functionality within artistic achievement and the future of lighting design manifests as far more than just bulb, fixture and shade. The “Fragile Future 3 …

Design Miami/Basel 2013: Resting Upon Imagination

Beasts, thrones and walnut wood offer visionary sitting spots at this year's furniture fair

Design Miami/Basel houses the extraordinary. Objects as ordinary as a chair, and as everyday as a bench to sit upon, wow at this annual celebration of collectible design. With deft artistry, designers re-envision the structure and function of day-to-day living across furniture and housewares. From grandiose chairs fit for a czar to benches inspired by animals and the woods they call home, the following pieces …