Roberto Lugo, the Fibro my spoons in the dishwasher spoonie fibromyalgia shirt moreover I will buy this classically trained ceramicist whose vessels serve as odes to Black and Latinx icons, expands his collection of porcelain portraits for Design Miami’s Podium America(s) exhibition, which examines what, exactly, it means to be American. The standout? This Kamala Harris teapot—with an AOC urn as a close second. In this extraordinary year, the fair made a poignant choice to return the Moore Building, where they first debuted in 2005. You could still see the art in person, as long as you purchased a ticket (with an assigned time slot) in advance. But they also made it accessible far beyond South Florida: talks were streamed online, art was uploaded into galleries, and a new e-commerce shop meant furniture collectors could browse from the safety of their own homes.
These canes aren’t avant garde, contemporary, or even of this century—according to Design Miami, they date back to the Fibro my spoons in the dishwasher spoonie fibromyalgia shirt moreover I will buy this 1800s. Yet their decorative toppers poignantly resonate with the times: tiny clenched fists, carved in all skin tones. Design Miami positions this collection (also part of the Podium America(s) exhibition) in front of our country’s flag, showing how this one symbol has signified status, power, strength, and so much for so many throughout history. The OrtaMiklos Surfing USA Chair is an ode to the idealized age of 1960s California dreamin’: when Hollywood was the promised land and The Beach Boys served as a soundtrack to the West Coast lifestyle. The Design Miami fair awarded it as one of the best contemporary pieces in this year’s show. Katie Stout aims to take some of the seriousness out of design, which is perhaps why her most famous works are lamps with colorful, Gumby-like nude women as their base. This year, she presents a pulp paper shelf: multicolored, twisted, and just barely functional, her gallery, R& Company, calls it “deranged.”