Design Miami, which will open its first Paris edition in October, has appointed Maria Cristina Didero as global curatorial director.
The fair will open in Paris in October to coincide with the launch of a new event at the Grand Palais by its sister fair, Art Basel. The exact dates of the events have not yet been determined.
“The decision to present an event in Paris in October is a natural progression for Design Miami,” said Jennifer Roberts, CEO of Design Miami.
“With its roots in the past and an eye on the future, the city perfectly complements Design Miami’s mission to showcase the best in historic and contemporary collectable design.”
Art Basel and parent company MCH Group will launch a contemporary and modern art fair at the Grand Palais as part of the Art Basel event. The fair’s mission is to “build bridges with France’s cultural industries.”
Paris “has significant market value due to its historical significance in the decorative arts and its leading gallerists of contemporary and historic design,” the fair added.
Didero was to spearhead Design Miami’s “Golden Age” theme.
Additionally, Design Miami announced Didero’s appointment as the organization’s new curatorial director. Previously, the Milan-based curator, author, and consultant worked with designers such as Bethan Laura Wood, Philippe Malouin, and Snarkitecture.
She curated Open Talks, a series of panel discussions that took place at the 2021 Supersalone trade show.
Didero previously worked with Design Miami, curating three annual exhibitions for the fair on behalf of Italian fashion house Fendi. Her inaugural fair as curatorial director will be Design Miami/Basel, which will take place in Basel from June 14 to 19.
I’m excited to embark on this new journey and work with the Design Miami team, “didero said.
My multidisciplinary approach is entirely consistent with the fair’s mission to promote culture, talent, innovation, creativity, and education; it will be a challenge and an aspiration to explore new possibilities and boundaries, which I look forward to sharing with Design Miami’s global audience in 2022 under this year’s curatorial theme, “The Golden Age,” she added.
“The Golden Age is a concept that spans time and space and is shared by diverse cultures.” Whether projected onto a romanticised past or a utopian future, The Golden Age envisions a world at peace in which advances in the arts and technology result in unprecedented ease, cooperation, pleasure, and beauty; a time when every living creature on Earth coexists in harmony. “
A number of 2022 fairs have been postponed.
Design Miami, founded in 2005, collaborates with galleries and designers to present furniture, lighting, and other design in Miami and Basel twice a year.
Numerous brands time product launches around the fair, with Benjamin Hubert launching the LightVision headset at last year’s Design Miami and Lexus showcasing a wireframe sculpture of a conceptual electric car at the same event.
Numerous design events and trade shows have been forced to cancel or postpone events this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but numerous events are still taking place as the industry adjusts to the new normal.
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