Daniel Arsham transformed Friedman Benda’s booth at Design Miami.
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Daniel Arsham

The visionary talent’s multifaceted practice spans art, architecture, and fashion

“A lot of my work is about dislocating time,” says Daniel Arsham, whose multifaceted practice spans art, architecture, and fashion. Last year, he was the talk of Design Miami/, thanks to a futuristic domestic environment he created for Friedman Benda.

The idea sprang from the need to furnish his Long Island home, which was designed by modernist architect Norman Jaffe. (Architecture is a long-held passion for Arsham, who cofounded the innovative firm Snarkitecture in 2007.) Most recently, he launched a men’s capsule collection with Dior and installed a series of eroded, crystallized busts and friezes at Perrotin’s Paris outpost, collaborating with a 200-year-old French molding atelier. Dated 1,000 years in the future, the artifacts celebrate time-honored craftsmanship and reveal a mystifying world to come.

Daniel Arsham. Photo: Courtesy of the artist
Daniel Arsham transformed Friedman Benda’s booth at Design Miami. Photo: Courtesy of the artist
Daniel Arsham, Blue Calcite Eroded Lucius Verus, 2019. Photo: Tanguy Beurdeley
Daniel Arsham, Rose Quartz Eroded Bust of Commode, 2019. Photo: Tanguy Beurdeley

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2020 Spring Issue under the headline Creative Minds. Subscribe to the magazine.

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