Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Design Miami/ Basel 2018 Achieves Record Footfall as Unseen Private Commissions Come to Market for the First Tim

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Design Miami/ Basel 2018 Achieves Record Footfall as Unseen Private Commissions
Come to Market for the First Time
/ Private commissions of twentieth-century design brought to market for the first time
/  Record attendance and first-ever connection to Art Basel
/  Significant sales across both historic and contemporary markets
/  Major new bodies of work conceived for debut in Basel 
/  Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and Raf Simons for Calvin Klein sell their entire booths of limited edition works
Basel, June 20, 2018/
Design Miami/ Basel concluded a week with highest-ever footfall, exceeding 30,000 visitors including representatives of leading museums and the world’s most significant collectors of modern and contemporary design. Galleries from thirteen countries were met by visitors from more than thirty countries.

RenĂ© Kamm, Chief Executive Officer of MCH Group (Co-owner of Design Miami/), said, “Design Miami/ continues to grow and attract wider audiences for its specialized and unmatched offering in design. With greater attention on its gallery exhibitions and programming internationally, it is no surprise that critical reception this year has been resoundingly positive. Design Miami/ has confirmed its place as the highest-quality fair for collectible design in the world, and we are delighted to witness this continued ascendance.”

“The fair’s continued growth is both supported and evidenced by the quality of partner programming and satellites that enhance and diversify the exhibitions,” said Jennifer Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Design Miami/. “This year, we introduced a multiyear partnership with Calvin Klein under the visionary direction of Raf Simons, which integrates seamlessly with the gallery program. We look forward to continued collaboration with brands as dynamic and influential as Calvin Klein.”
Fineartmagazine

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