Basel, a Swiss border town, is a city of culture for connoisseurs, especially since it boasts the highest concentration of museums in the country. Last week, it was put in the spotlight on the design calendar for more reasons than one. First was an exclusive party held in the cigar room of the glamorous Les Trois Rois hotel graced by Louis Vuitton artistic director, Virgil Abloh, who also DJ-ed at the party. The other reason? The event it was commemorating, Art Basel, along with its sister fair Design Miami/Basel — both of which lured world-renowned designers, architects, and design aficionados to the city’s shores.
The latter, which took place from 12 to 17 June, celebrated its thirteenth edition this year. The fair saw the world’s leading galleries gather to curate museum-worthy exhibitions of 20th- and 21st- century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. This took place alongside 10 Curios, which focused on smaller, immersive displays, each honing in on one particular theme.
While household names such as Calvin Klein (which made its Design Miami/Basel debut this year) were showcased at the fair, the exhibition also saw a number of debuts and commissioned works from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects — most of which you ought to keep on your radar.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the most prominent designers and brands curated by the best galleries at this year’s Design Miami/Basel.