An interior view of *6x6 Demountable House* by Jean Prouvé at Galerie Patrick Seguin
Photo: Courtesy of Galerie Patrick Seguin

Design Miami/ Launches Online Shop with 52 Major International Galleries

The new e-commerce platform offers works by design icons, including Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, and Humberto Campana, as well as a special charity initiative to benefit COVID-19 frontline workers

A detail of Magodi Nozibhedlele by Zizipho Poswa at Southern Guild. Photo: Courtesy of Southern Guild

This month would have normally welcomed flocks of design aficionados in the historic Swiss city of Basel for the summer edition of Design Miami/. Joining a growing list of cancelled art and design events, the fair was first postponed from June to September, before being scratched altogether due to COVID-19. Instead of going dark, however, the fair has been exploring ways to support its international roster of design galleries. It quickly got to work launching its first-ever retail platform, as well as a selection of commissioned works on paper by some of the world’s biggest designers, artists, and architects, with proceeds supporting areas most affected by the pandemic.

“We believe that our new online platform will be a valuable addition to the Design Miami/ portfolio, and become a destination where visitors can browse and purchase the best in collectible design from the foremost experts in the field as they would at our fairs,” says Design Miami/ CEO, Jennifer Roberts. 

Jean Prouvé's 6x6 Demountable House at Galerie Patrick Seguin is one of the works on offer at Design Miami/'s new shop. Photo: Courtesy of Patrick Seguin

The new Design Miami/ Shop, which launched on Thursday, June 25, features 800 pieces from 52 international galleries. Almost every gallery that was due to participate has contributed works to the platform. Visitors will find objects starting at just $100, all the way up to exceptional historic works like a demountable home by Jean Prouvé for a cool $1,500,000. Collectors can browse the catalogue by product, era, and gallery, as well as find specially curated areas, such as Contemporary Ceramics, Brazilian Modernism, and French Mid-Century. 

Crocoseat Chair by Claude Lalanne at Kasmin gallery. Photo: Courtesy of Kasmin gallery

As the pandemic unfolded, it became increasingly important to use the fair’s network for the greater good, too. A collection of 100 limited-edition, one-of-a-kind drawings and illustrations by leading design talents was created in partnership with Anava Projects, an organization recently formed by curators Anna Carnick and Wava Carpenter to support ‘design for good.’

Humberto Campana's collage is on sale for $3,000. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

A botanical drawing by FormaFantasma is on sale for $4,000. Photo: Courtesy of FormaFantasma

The designers were asked to create works that described their experience during the pandemic. Featuring contributions by the likes of Annabelle Selldorf, Humberto Campana, David Adjaye, and  Formafantasma, they will be available to purchase via the design fair’s new Shop platform with 100% of the proceeds  benefitting GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund. This initiative directs resources to the evolving frontlines of the crisis around the world and helps essential workers in areas that have been most devastated by COVID-19. 

An end table by Gerrit Rietveld at Galerie VIVID. Photo: Courtesy of Galerie VIVID

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