Regarded as one of the premier Art Basel design shows with unprecedented cultural programming, the Design Miami fair will make the much anticipated move to Miami Beach this December. Known as the global forum for design, Design Miami also introduced another significant change by appointing Wava Carpenter as acting director of the relatively young five-year-old fair. Carpenter will lead the sixth edition of the fair and its move is said to make the show “a more streamlined, seamless experience for the collectors, exhibitors, sponsors, general public that attend both fairs.”
The new location is walking distance from the Miami Beach Convention Center and will allow greater accessibility for all those involved. Considered a staple in the Design District during Art Basel, Design Miami’s move to Miami Beach is considered by Craig Robins, co-founder and principal, as a transition that “will allow the programming in the district to evolve and flourish, while creating an entirely new set of opportunities for Design Miami.”
Celebrating the move, this year’s show will include a temporary structure commissioned by design studio, Moorhead and Moorhead. The sixth edition of Design Miami will open on Nov. 30 with the fair occurring from Dec. 1-5.