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photography by gregoire seva z 24 m a i s o n - o b j e t. c o m Y e a r i n r ev i ew m&O m&O D e s i g ner of t he Yea r, Z a n i n i de Z a n i ne , by t he i nt e r ior s f i r m O r n a r e . Z a n i n e — a l o n g w i t h t he R i si ng A mer ica n Ta lent s — received h i s aw a rd a t t he recent ly opened New World Center, desig ned by Frank Gehr y. This year promises to be equally exciting, with six new R ising Talents and Designer of the Year Rafael de Cárdenas. Philippe Brocart, MAisON&OBjeT's man- ag ing director, is passionate about the partnership with the Design District. "This is clearly something that we want to encourage," he says. "The general idea is that we want to create a full experience for people com ing f rom out side of M ia m i. T hey ca n v isit t he show and then they can go to a museum, or they can go to the Design District, the DCOTA—the furniture and design showroom in Dania Beach. We would like for them to stay in Miami for one week." There are numerous reasons to stay. Many showrooms in the area will also host their own events, and the streets of the district will be brimming with cocktails and first-class exhibitions. in other neigh- borhood s, l i ke M ia m i i ron side, ex pect a slew of specia l event s a nd happenings w it h top desig ners and creators. Wit h it s w h it e s a nd bea c he s , A r t D ec o a rch it ect u re, a nd da z z l i ng n ight l i fe, M ia m i def i - nitely lives up to its jet-set image, but it is also home to top -ra n ked museu ms a nd cu lt u ra l i nst it ut ions t hat were founded pr ima r ily on t he phila nt hropy and goodwill of successful entrepreneurs. it is a city of unashamed icons. Recent "starchitect" projects, like Gehry's New World Center—a concert hall seating 756 peo- ple, locat ed i n sout h Beach — exempl i f y t he cit y 's com m it ment t o h igh desig n. Of cou r se, Geh r y is not a lone i n reshapi ng M ia m i's u rba n la ndscape. Herzog & de Meuron's 1111 Lincoln Road, a parking garage that can hold over 300 vehicles, attracts con- siderable interest due to its inimitable appearance. it features a retail space on the ground floor, while t he roof boa st s a pool a nd ga rdens. Accord i ng to jacques Herzog, it is the most radical work they have ever done. Pérez Art Museum Miami was their next endeavor. T hese project s by Geh r y, Her zog & de Salon at MaiSon&objet aMericaS 2015.

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