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 …

Art Basel 2013: Paint, Zippers and Partnering

Groundbreaking work across collage and mixed media at the world-renowned art show

With the history of art stretching back to the earliest stages of humanity, it can be difficult to enter unexplored frontiers. The following artists presented work at this year’s Art Basel that, whether by means of innovation or refreshing clarity, delivered on the festival’s promise of the world’s best work. Mediums were mixed, thoughts were refined and never-before experiences were born. A character study, equal …