The Future Perfect introduces new designs by 15 artists at Design Miami


The Future Perfect Presents New Works by 15 Established and Up-and-coming Avant-garde Artists and Designers at Design Miami 2021, from December 1 – 5

Designer Bradley Bowers’ sculptural light works named ‘Best Contemporary Work in Show’ by Design Miami

The Future Perfect introduces new designs by 15 artists at Design Miami

MIAMI BEACH, FL – December 1, 2021 The Future Perfect unveils an extensive exhibition of cutting-edge design by 15 artists and designers for the 17th edition of the Design Miami/ international design fair in Miami Beach, FL. The eclectic presentation showcases the expansive possibilities of collectible design in the 21st century — if the 2019 presentation at the last fair was the gallery’s “greatest hits” album, 2021 is a dynamic “remix.” In addition to new work by long-standing gallery artists, the presentation marks the debut of designers new to The Future Perfect, and those showing at Design Miami/ for their first time.

Upon his debut on both the gallery’s roster and at Design Miami/, New Orleans-based designer Bradley Bowers has been awarded Design Miami/’s ‘Best Contemporary Work in Show’ for select works from his new Halo series. Best known for his avant-garde interior objects, Bowers’ new series presents three light sculptures of varying sizes. Sculpted in the round through a dance-like process of building up, folding, pleating, pinching, and tucking the paper, each lantern possesses a delicate duality of creased and smooth and light and shadow.

The Future Perfect introduces new designs by 15 artists at Design Miami

Upon his debut on both the gallery’s roster and at Design Miami/, New Orleans-based designer Bradley Bowers has been awarded Design Miami/’s ‘Best Contemporary Work in Show’ for select works from his new Halo series. Best known for his avant-garde interior objects, Bowers’ new series presents three light sculptures of varying sizes. Sculpted in the round through a dance-like process of building up, folding, pleating, pinching, and tucking the paper, each lantern possesses a delicate duality of creased and smooth and light and shadow.

Bowers’ interest in folding and manipulating paper dates back to the artist’s childhood experimentation with origami. This focus informed his graduate studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design and remains a guiding light in his practice today.

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Designers taking their work to the next level is a current that runs through pieces on view by Dutch designer Floris Wubben, ceramicist Bari Ziperstein, glass artist John Hogan, and artist and designer Karl Zahn. Monumental new works by Wubben, including a ceramic throne and side table made using his iconic extrusion process, are the designer’s most complex to date. Ziperstein’s first-ever presentation at Design Miami/ includes a five-part interlocking ceramic coffee table which, at 63 inches, is her largest work to date. Glass artist Hogan will be showing his first ever functional works: a collection of vessels. Zahn presents a new illuminated light sculpture, teasing an entirely new body of work ahead of a solo exhibition opening at Casa Perfect New York in early 2022.

The Future Perfect introduces new designs by 15 artists at Design Miami

Additional designers making their debut at Design Miami/, and exhibiting for their first time with The Future Perfect, include Wilkinson & Rivera, Rachel Shillander, and Cody Hoyt. Up-and-coming British studio Wilkinson & Rivera, run by husband and wife duo Grant Wilkinson and Teresa Rivera, debut a set of black Welsh Stick Chairs, the next twist in their ongoing exploration of historic chair typologies. American designer Shillander will present her twist on disco, with her one of a kind Disco Chair and Ottoman, and Cody Hoyt will present a series of floral themed monochromatic vessels.

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Following the introduction of a major new body of work this fall at Casa Perfect New York, Eric Roinestad builds on his Arroyo Seco series with new Sun Vessels made especially for Design Miami/. Likewise, on the heels of unveiling his largest body of stoneworks to date this year, sculptor and designer Ian Collings continue his exploration of materiality with three new marble table sculptures. And concurrently with his exhibition Temperature’s Rising at Casa Perfect LA, Chris Wolston presents mirrors designed in a range of his signature styles — from his iconic woven rattan Nalgonas to collaged metal, produced with his long-time Medellin-based artisan collaborators.

The Future Perfect introduces new designs by 15 artists at Design Miami

The installation features key pieces by gallery artists and designers working in their iconic styles, including new mirrors by Chen Chen & Kai Williams from their Transition series, ceramic works by Reinaldo Sanguino, brightly colored bubble stools by Korean designer Seungjin Yang, and a desk by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek, who will be exhibiting at Design Miami/ for his first time. 

The entire installation is staged against Colorwash, a new wallpaper by Calico Wallpaper inspired by colors diffused through sun’s rays on a cloudy day.

The entire installation is staged against Colorwash, a new wallpaper by Calico Wallpaper inspired by colors diffused through sun’s rays on a cloudy day.

The Future Perfect introduces new designs by 15 artists at Design Miami

The 15 designers featured in The Future Perfect’s presentation are:

  • Bradley Bowers*
  • Ian Collings
  • Piet Hein Eek*
  • John Hogan
  • Cody Hoyt*
  • Eric Roinestad
  • Reinaldo Sanguino
  • Rachel Shillinder*
  • Wilkinson & Rivera*
  • Chen Chen & Kai Williams
  • Chris Wolston
  • Floris Wubben
  • Seungjin Yang
  • Karl Zahn
  • Bari Ziperstein*

denotes a designer that is showing at Design Miami/ for their first time

The Future Perfect – Booth G10

Design Miami/

1800 Convention Center Dr. at 19th St. | Miami Beach

Design Miami/ runs from Wednesday, December 1 – Sunday, December 5, 2021. Visit Design Miami/ for more details.

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