2 December, 2016Panerai celebrates SHoP Architects' visionary work at Design Miami/
On the occasion of the press conference held on November 29th, New York City-based SHoP Architects studio was presented the 2016 Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award by Mr. Angelo Bonati and Rodman Primack, Chief Creative Officer of Design Miami/.
During the event, the installation Fotsam & Jetsam, which serves as a public plaza at the entrance to this year’s Design Miami/ fair, was unveiled.
The installation seeks to make visible two qualities—one evident, one latent—in the understanding of the city today. It exists at the intersection of Miami's celebrated spirit of play, represented by a relocated landscape that mimics the beach, but also the city's emergent function as a center for creative visioning and technological discovery.
After Design Miami/, Flotsam and Jetsam will be reinstalled in the Miami Design District’s iconic Jungle Plaza to house an outdoor cultural event space for long-term public enjoyment. The space will be launched with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) in Spring/Summer 2017 alongside a signature community program for bringing world-class public sculpture to the city. This new annual public program, based in and extending beyond Jungle Plaza will see ICA Miami curate annual sculpture installations by some of the leading artists of our time.
The Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award celebrates individuals who have significantly contributed to the field of design, such as collectors, curators, architects and luminaries who influence and are engaged in design in the broadest sense. The laureate of the Design Visionary Award is recognized as having a continued, tangible and lasting impact.