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Design Miami/ reports increased exhibitors and attendees
Dec 17, 2012

Some 31,000 collectors and enthusiasts shopped the 36 design galleries at the recent 8th edition of Design Miami/, where sales were described as robust.

The collectors, personalities and designers visiting the fair included: Peter Brant, Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Maxine and Stuart Frankel, Pharrell Williams, Wendi Murdoch, Will Farrell, Todd Eberle, Leonard and Jane Abess, Kanye West, Don Soffer, Silvia Fendi, Donna Karan, Lady Victoria Harvey, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Joshua Rechnitz, George Lindemann, Terry Richardson, Joseph Altuzarra, Ricardo Tisci, Wendell Castle, Martha Stewart, David Adjaye, Cecilia Dean, Juan Montoya, Kelly Wearstler, Jamie Drake, Waldo Fernandez, Steven Volpe, Alex Gorlin and George Yabu.

Museum representatives attended from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Victoria+Albert, the MAK Vienna, the Vitra Design Museum, MCA Denver, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Walker Art Center, the Carnegie Museum, the Guggenheim and many others.

The show enjoyed its strongest online presence to date with record social media activation. Thousands of people followed as the show unfolded on Design Log, Design Miami's blog while Art.sy, the digital partner of the fair, created for the first time a digital experience to discover the work from the participating galleries online.

"With a 25% increase in the number of participating galleries, exceptional site-specific design collaborations and a strong educational program of talks, tours and online presence, we continue to expand our cross-disciplinary approach to design at the intersection of culture and commerce," said Marianne Goebl, director of Design Miami/.
Take a look back at our previous post, which details some of the gallery exhibitions and programs from this year’s fair.

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