The Future Perfect, a contemporary design gallery, will exhibit the works of 15 established and emerging artists at the 17th edition of Design Miami. The international design fair will be held from 1st to 5th December 2021 at Miami Beach, Florida. The exhibition by The Future Perfect will serve as a follow-up to their 2019 exhibition which showcased the works of some well-established designers and artists.
This year’s exhibition will showcase the works of several known faces like Ian Collings, John Hogan, Eric Roinestad, Reinaldo Sanguino, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Chris Wolston, Floris Wubben, Seungjin Yang and Karl Zahn.
Sculptor and designer Ian Collings will present three of his new marble table sculptures at the festival. His largest stonework to date, Collings continues his exploration of materiality with this series.
Seattle based glass artist, John Hogan, will exhibit his first-ever functional work, which is a set of vessels, and Reinaldo Sanguino, an artist and ceramist from Venezeula will showcase some of his recent ceramic works. Eric Roinestad will present new sun vessel works, building off of his solo exhibition Arroyo Seco from earlier this fall. This special series is a manifestation of his romantic relationship with Southern California and his constant appreciation for the region’s rich history of modernism.
Other works include pieces by New York and Medellin-based artist Chris Wolston, which will include a set of mirrors that serve as a meditation on escapism and fantasy, brightly coloured bubble stools by Korean designer Seungjin Yang and two sets of new mirrors by Brooklyn based avant-garde designers Chen Chen & Kai Williams from their Transition series.
Dutch designer Floris Wubben will showcase some of his most complex work to date. These include a ceramic throne and a side table that he has made using his iconic extrusion process. Karl Zahn, who is an artist and designer, will present a new illuminated light sculpture, thus evolving from his original body of work.
The Future Perfect has also included a few up-and-coming artists and designers who are being featured at Design Miami for the first time. Amongst them are Bradley Bowers, Piet Hein Eek, Cody Hoyt, Rachel Shillander, Wilkinson & Rivera and Bari Ziperstein.
Avant-garde designer, Bradley Bowers will showcase his hand-sculpted Halo series, which include three new lights of varying sizes. His delicate creation casts contrasting creased and smooth light and shadow. Wilkinson & Rivera, an upcoming British studio run by a husband and wife duo will present a set of Welsh Stick Chairs.
Some of the other exhibits that will be displayed at the festival are Desk by Dutch artist and designer Piet Hein Eek, a series of floral themed monochromatic vessels by American artist Cody Hoyt, Disco Chair and Ottoman by architect Rachel Shillander and a five-part interlocking ceramic coffee table, measuring 63 inches by ceramist Bari Ziperstein.
Founded by David Alhadeff in 2003, The Future Perfect is one of the world’s first contemporary design galleries. The gallery regularly showcases both studio-created works along with limited edition pieces, featuring influential and emerging artists and designers. Its gallery programmes are designed and curated in accordance with the locations that they occupy: Casa Perfect in New York, The Complex in San Francisco and Casa Perfect Los Angeles in Beverly Hills.