Fendi Crafts for Design Miami



Forget about Thanksgiving: there’s only two weeks left until we flock to Art Basel Miami Beach, and its across-the-parking lot neighbor, Design Miami! That’s five days of furniture, installations and objets d’art from the international leading galleries and artists.

We’re particularly excited about the collaboration between Berlin-born, Central St Martins educated textile designer, Elisa Strozyk, and German painter, photographer and furniture designer, Sebastien Neeb. Sponsor Fendi has invited the duo to design this year’s Design Performance project. The materials for their creation? Wooden antique furniture pieces and pieces of discarded Fendi leather, scattered around a set of one of the original early 18th century rooms at the Palazzo Fendi. It’s a fitting combination; Elisa Strozyk has generated wonder with her wooden textile furniture and carpets, and Neeb is currently working on a collection of wood and veneers evocative of the German expressionists. The two have worked together before combining woodwork and textiles in their 2011 piece, the Accordion Cabinet. Neeb and Strozyck will demonstrate their embossing, sewing and woodworking techniques in person at the fair.