Design Miami/ 2014 Design Talks, presented by the Surf Club Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, will take place Wednesday December 3 – Saturday December 6, and will touch on subjects including New York’s trailblazing 1980s Art et Industrie gallery, innovative retail design, the new wave of American designers and socially engaged architectural projects.
Art et Industrie/ Richard Kaufmann, Michele Oka Doner and Jim Cole/ Wednesday December 3rd at 3pm: Three leading figures of the radical 1980s Art et Industrie movement discuss the parts they played in it and how it is perceived today.
New Minimalism/ Joseph Dirand in conversation with Tom Delavan/ Wednesday December 3rd at 6pm: Architect Joseph Dirand shares with T Magazine’s design editor the evolution of his style and career.
Designing for the Environment/ Jeanne Gang and James Balog. Moderated by Joseph Grima/ Thursday December 4th at 3pm: Architect Jeanne Gang and nature photographer James Balog discuss art and design as instruments of collective salvation and the opportunities and responsibilities of designers and artists in an age of accelerated environmental change.
Convergences: Olson Kundig Architects/ Tom Kundig and Jim Olson in conversation with Pilar Viladas/ Thu December 4th at 4.30pm: From two very different modes of expression, based in a shared philosophy, the architects Jim Olson and Tom Kundig forged a lasting partnership.