TRANSFORM: Going Beyond Form

December 2010

On December 2, during Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach, 2010, design enthusiasts flocked to Luminaire Lab for an evening event surrounding this year’s exhibition transFORM. Featuring contributions by both established and up-and-coming international design visionaries, transFORM explored how various combinations of materials, movement and sound can serve as tools of communication and inspire investigation and discovery.

The six-pronged exhibit featured works by legendary designer Angelo Mangiarotti, Design Miami’s 2010 “Designer of the Year” Konstantin Grcic, installations by rising newcomers Nao Tamura and François Brument, and thought-provoking displays by contemporary Italian design consortium Ad Memoriam in addition to a collection of re-editioned works by the avant-garde Gruppo T, originally conceived in the 1960s.

Brument’s interactive work, Vase#44, allowed visitors to create one-of-a-kind vases through sound capture and 3D printing. Spotlighting Luminaire’s long-standing dedication to finding a cure for cancer, proceeds from this installation will be directed towards cancer research and support.

Guests walked around the space with fascination as they experienced each unique exhibit. Among the enthusiasts visitinig the exhibition were design luminaries such as Giulio Cappellini, Konstantin Grcic, Yves Behar and Cedric Morisset as well as Caroline Baumann, Associate Director of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Marianne Goebl, the new Director of Design Miami/ and Design Miami/ Basel.

A special thank you to: AgapeCasa, Studio Mangiarotti, Camilla Benedini, Benedini Associati, 3D Systems, Artemide, Brionvega, Danese Milano, Klein & More, Mepra Spa, Officina Alessi, and Porro.

Additionally, this year Luminaire was also a proud sponsor of the VIP Lounge at Design Miami. This space, highlighted by the furniture of Paola Lenti, served as the central meeting point for the collectors, designers and journalists who visited the fair.