Article written by Editor Contributor Joana Silva
Maison&Objet, the global, leading showcase for design and home decor professionals starts today in the USA!
After the success of the sophomore edition of Maison&Objet Asia, held in Singapore last month, Maison&Objet launches now their Americas show in Miami Beach.
This brand-new event is designed to provide the sector’s players with a new way of doing business and boosting their profile, as well as bringing together, for the very first time, design and interior professionals from North and Latin America.The metropolis that is Miami, has a geographical location and history that position it as a natural bridge between the Americas.
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
As is done at Maison&Objet events in Paris, Maison&Objet Americas will be presenting a Designer of the Year award in Miami Beach. The first Maison&Objet Americas 2015 Designer of the Year is Brazilian furniture designer Zanini de Zanine. His furniture is made with age-old techniques of traditional Brazilian carpentry and craftsmanship, using reclaimed materials like the finest exotic hardwoods.
Zanine was selected from among top American designers who have distinguished themselves in their design fields. The winner will be invited to design a dimension of the Miami Beach show and serve as an ambassador for Maison&Objet Americas.
As the launch of Maison&Objet Americas coincides with Miami Museum Month, all visitors and exhibitors will be offered free admission to five of Miami’s most respected museums. The participating museums include the Perez Art Museum, The Wolfsonian, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Lowe Art Museum and Bass Museum of Art.
Pérez Art Museum Miami is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University is a museum, library, and research center that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collections comprise approximately 120,000 objects from the period of 1885 to 1945—the height of the Industrial Revolution to the end of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences – especially underserved populations – through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences.
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The mission of the Lowe Art Museum, the art museum of the University of Miami, is to serve the University, the Greater South Florida communities, and national and international visitors as a teaching and exhibiting resource through its permanent and borrowed collections.
Located in the heart of Miami Beach, the Bass Museum of Art offers a range of dynamic contemporary art exhibitions. Educational programs, artist projects, lectures, concerts and free family days complement the works on view.
20 YEARS OF M&O
Miami Design District will celebrate Maison&Objet’s 20th Anniversary with a multitude of showrooms in the district, creating their own programming and events on the evening of Thursday May 14th. An eclectic, carefully curated selection of designers will be hosting programs, unveiling collections or featuring exhibitions.
May 12-15 | Tuesday – Friday: 10am to 5pm.
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