Lexus’ Design Miami/ Installation, “Freedom to Move” by Tosin Oshinowo + Chrissa Amuah

Six masks designed to unify a global art audience, presented this Miami Art Week

Presented with Design Miami/, this Lexus-led conceptual design activation by Nigeria-based architect and designer Tosin Oshinowo and British-Ghanaian textile designer Chrissa Amuah prompts visitors (online and in-person) to consider the beauty in evolution. The piece, titled “Freedom to Move,” comprises six headpieces intended to represent our collective and sudden transition to wearing masks in public. Instead of infusing the six featured headpieces (two versions of …

The (RED) All-Diamond Ring by Jony Ive + Marc Newson

With somewhere between 2000 and 3000 facets, a ring designed by Apple‘s Jony Ive and acclaimed industrial designer Marc Newson will be laser-cut from one single diamond. The stone will be produced (from certified carbon neutral material, using proprietary tech) by San Francisco-based Diamond Foundry and the ring will be custom-made for the winner of the (RED) charity auction at this year’s Design Miami fair. Sotheby’s estimates it will …

Miami Art Week 2015: Subverting Nature

Works that warp source inspiration or materials, found across multiple fairs and exhibits

Nature stands as the earliest form of inspiration and natural components found within became the tools of early artistic creation. In the ages since and amidst developments and extinctions, loss and discovery, artists continue to be inspired by the wonders of the natural world. And from their imaginations to their mediums, the art world is richer for it. The following six pieces were all seen …