Architectural Design + Art Basel

Originating in Europe, Art Basel has been the driving force behind the success of many artists worldwide. The annual festivals held in Miami, Hong Kong and London have elevated from catering to just local artisans to incorporating the international art world. Their creative projects are exhibited in the best and largest galleries and installations are displayed on custom designed staging grounds. Art Basel continues to collaborate with a series of world renowned artists and design talents. This year, as in years pasts, Caesarstone, a luxury quartz surface manufacturer, was a partner on the scene of the iconic art festival.

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST & 1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH PRESENT: 'REFUGE' AN EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY ARTWORKS

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST & 1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH PRESENT: 'REFUGE' AN EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY ARTWORKS

At Art Basel Miami Beach 2015, Caesarstone partnered with Architectural Digest for “Refuge,” an exhibition of five original contemporary art installations. Caesarstone’s partner Phillippe Malouin’s installation, Movements, was commissioned by Caesarstone for the purpose of exploring the use of Caesarstone surface material in process-based design and the unexpected use of materials in everyday life. “Movements, which incorporates a 12-piece swing set, is an interactive installation juxtaposing the natural, organic beach scenery with the minimalist, monolithic language investigated by the designer. Because of its circular arrangement, each swing faces another to encourage an interaction that is at once individual and communal,” Kendall Hurley noted in a press release issued by Ballantines PR.

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Canadian Designer Philippe Malouin

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“Caesarstone is a huge supporter of the design community across the country and we are honored to work with some of the best,” Sagi Cohen, President of Caesarstone US said.

In addition to AD, Caesarstone partnered with Elle Décor for their first-ever collaboration in 2015. The ELLE DECOR Modern Life Concept House, located in Miami’s historic Wynwood Arts District, was the ultimate design-focused gallery. Ceasarstone surfaces were incorporated into the vision and design of this project, showcasing their premium quartz surfaces throughout the condominium in this interior art design installation.

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