Design Miami adapts to new realities

Financial Times

November 27, 2020

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The Moore Building is a former furniture showroom built in 1921 — outstandingly old for Miami — and a more pleasant backdrop for design than any tent. Inside, visitors will find some rather unexpected sights. Such as two dinosaur skeletons, presented by New York gallery Jason Jacques. “We didn’t plan on including dinosaurs, but [they were] on this continent before any of us,” says Chen. In September Chen went to considerable effort to contact independent designers as well as dealers. As a result the work of Isaac Scott, a ceramicist from Philadelphia, will be on show, with vessels incorporating the images he took of the city’s fierce BLM protests. (The images were published in full in The New Yorker.) There is Jolie Ngo, whose 3D printed ceramics draw on her Vietnamese-American background; and Ronald Rael, who installed pink see-saws in Trump’s US-Mexico border wall in July. He has been experimenting with 3D printed adobe. 

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