Emmett Moore Featured in Complex
What began 10 years ago as a small satellite fair for galleries focusing specifically on design, Design Miami/ has expanded to 35 booths this year, offering a range of the pieces that span from the grandfathers of design to new innovators. The fair’s creator, Craig Robins, started Design Miami/ as a space for galleries that were overlooked by Art Basel Miami Beach to show their work. Today’s version of the fair is one of the best places in the world to see the height of design. Thanks to Audi, who are sponsors of the fair and also have a booth at Design Miami/ 2014, we were able to tour the fair with Exhibition Manager Brandon Grom.
Grom told us that this year’s fair saw an increase in American designers, and 2014 is the first time a local Miami gallery has been included. Based in Miami’s Wynwood district, Gallery Diet is showing work by Miami-based sculptor and designer Emmett Moore. Moore’s pieces for Design Miami/ 2014 are a playful take on typically discarded materials. He’s made a coffee table out of beer cans, a whimsical shelf out of an old basketball, and a wooden screen from vintage magazine ads. The booth also includes a mural by a local street artist.