Design Miami / Basel: Our checklist for your visit

Starting tomorrow, Basel breathes the Creator & Designer spirit from Miami - at Design Miami / Basel. We have already looked around before the start and compiled a checklist for the visit. Including travel tips of the elegant kind, of course.
Text Alfred Rzyski
Photo Design Miami / Basel & Jousse Entreprise

The car: Porsche 911 (992.1)

The latest 911 seamlessly continues the long tradition of the high-performance sports car with rear-mounted engine. Of particular importance, of course, is the fact that the design of the eighth generation impresses with a combination of design features that are typical of the brand, yet always evolving, and innovative, forward-looking design themes. Despite the unchanged overall length and wheelbase, the proportions are noticeably sportier. The best, of course, comes last: the rear end, with its strong indentations and low finish, is an archetypal feature of the 911 that has never been copied in this form. And the color of choice can of course only be Miami Blue.

The Style:

For true Miami vibes, you need sunglasses that are at least as extravagant as the city on the southern tip of Florida itself. Let us introduce the "Miami" model from Dolce & Gabbana. Here, a gold-colored frame with double bridge meets black lenses. And that fits perfectly this week, because not only the design finds its way from Miami to Switzerland this week. But also the weather with quite sultry 30 degrees and lots of sun.

Highlights on site:

That's right, you have a bend in your optics here. And it is absolutely intentional with the highly polished steel mirror by Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost. And it not only shows things and people standing in front of it, but also once again: The design & architecture experts of "Jousse Entreprise" not only have the best French mid-century creations in their portfolio, but also outstanding contemporary designers. But also on display are works by Victoria Yakusha, a native of Ukraine - who tries to capture her country's cultural heritage in a tapestry fabric. Also on view: works by Misha Khan, including a thoroughly wild carpet - which some would describe as pure art.

The Soundtrack: Welcome to Miami of Will Smith


»Here I am in the place where I come let go

Miami the bass and the sunset low

Everyday like a mardi gras, everybody party all day

No work all play, okay

So we sip a little something, lay to rest the spill«

Any more questions why you can't miss the Miami Feeling in Switzerland? They are answered throughout the song.






Further information:

Design Miami / Basel takes place in Hall 1 South of Messe Basel. The address is: Messepl. 10, 4005 Basel, Switzerland. Opening hours are as follows:

Tuesday, June 14, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday, June 16, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, June 17/ 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, June 18/ 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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