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Ten must-see design installations at Miami art week 2023

A beach maze by Sebastian Errazuriz, the first US show for AI artist Tilly Tabot and the first physical work by digital artist Andrés Reisinger are among the design-forward installations on view during Miami art week 2023.

Many installations, events and fairs are planned for Miami's annual art week, which draws participants and visitors from all over the world to showcase art, design and technology.

The event is based around a few large fairs including Art Basel, Design/ Miami and Faena Art, which all take place in Miami Beach.

In recent years, Miami Design District, a development in Miami that is the brainchild of collector and developer Craig Robbins, has also become a hub for public art and showcases. These are held by the brands that have storefronts in the district.

This year, many institutions have been moving away from the focus on digital art trends such as NFTs, which featured heavily in previous years.

In line with this, designer Errazuriz has erected an installation challenging the effects of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital designer Reisinger will install his first-ever physical work.

Read on for our ten picks for the week and visit the Dezeen Events Guide for a full schedule of events happening during Miami art week 2023.

Vincent Van Duysen standing over a stone table
Photo by Nick Hudson

Gravitas by Vincent Van Duysen 

Architect Vincent Van Duysen has collaborated with Mexican stone distributor Arca on a new collection accompanied by an atmospheric installation in the brand's showroom in Wynwood.

Using Arca's selection of stone, the architect created 18 pieces of furniture that will be displayed for the first time.

Sculptures in Arca stone by artist Hank Willis Thomas will also be on view outside of the showroom as part of the brand's art week presence.

Sebastian Errazuriz sand sculpture

MAZE: Journey Through the Algorithmic Self by Sebastian Errazuriz

Errazuriz will install a large-scale maze on Faena Beach for Faena Art, one of the week's premiere art fairs.

Visitors will walk through the ocean-side maze, which will be designed by AI image-generating platforms and feature a monolithic sculpture at its centre.

The installation will be accompanied by a book written by Errazuriz about AI's effects on contemporary art and culture, which will be accessible via a series of QR codes placed throughout the maze.

Gustaf Westman exhibition

Gustaf Westman x The Standard Spa

Swedish designer Gustaf Westman will take over the cafe at the Standard Spa in Miami Beach to showcase several of his furniture and decor pieces.

The Scandinavian-style spa will be outfitted with a wall of mirrors, including the designer's well-known Curvy Mirror, and marks the beginning of a collaboration between the designer and the brand.

Tilly Talbot the aI designer

House of Tilly by Studio Snoop

London-based Studio Snoop will take over the lobby at the Standard Hotel in Miami Beach to feature designs by its AI designer, Tilly Tabot, for the first time in the United States.

Tilly3.0 is the third iteration of the AI designer, which was first showcased at Milan's design week earlier this year.

The installation will feature five designs conceptualised by Tabot and created by artisans and fabricators, and visitors can ask her questions about the works.

Lara Bohinc with Buckminster Fuller dome at Miami Design District
Photo by Kris Tamburello

Utopia by Lara Bohinc

UK-based designer Lara Bohinc was commissioned by Miami's Design District to create a series of brightly coloured, sculptural furniture pieces made from cork.

The pieces range from ergonomic furniture to light fixtures that will be illuminated at night and hundreds of egg-shaped birdhouses suspended from the surrounding trees.

Clusters of the pieces will be on show both on the promenades in the Design District and in front of the Design/ Miami fair in Miami Beach.

Dan Lamb installation
Photo by Kevin Todora

A Subtle Alchemy by Dan Lam

Sculptor Dan Lam will show a sculpture at Wynwood Walls as part of the institution's programming for Miami art week.

The sculpture was crafted using metal and styrofoam and coated in automobile paint and a "chameleon" finish to make the colours change depending on the angle of the viewer.

Samuel Ross benches


British designer Samuel Ross has been commissioned to create a permanent installation for the Miami Design District.

Twelve powder-coated steel benches have been placed in public areas to align with the design week festivities.

The benches have three different designs that were conceptualised by Ross and created using CNC techniques.

Alcova Miami


Italian design platform Alcova, known for its exhibitions at Milan design week, will showcase several group shows at the Selina Gold Dust Motel in the north of the city.

Artists, designers, material innovators and interior designers will all contribute to the different shows, and the program will feature creators such as Caleb Ferris, Objects of Common Interest, Kostas Lambridis and Natural Materials Studio, whose founder Bonnie Hvillum recently won Dezeen's inaugural Bentley Lighthouse Award.

Alcova will also feature programming, including talks and events in partnership with Dezeen.

Andres Reisinger installation

Miami Take Over by Andrés Reisinger

Known for his digital art, Reisinger will present his first-ever physical work in collaboration with Miami Design District.

Based on the artist's dream-like digital works, the installation will feature fabric draped over a storefront in the district, pulled aside at the entrance.

Woman with light sculpture
Photo by Steve Benisty

8 Minutes and 20 Seconds by Marjan van Aubel

Solar designer Marjan van Aubel will present her first-ever public project in Miami, an installation that explores the potential of harnessing carbon-neutral energy and "pays homage to the sun's journey".

In partnership with Lexus and Random Studio, the installation will feature Lexus's electric LF-ZC car at scale. The car was constructed with photovoltaic sheets that will act similarly to a prism, with integrated light and motion sensors adding to the display.

The work's title, 8 Minutes and 20 Seconds, references the time it takes the sun's light to reach the Earth.

Miami art week takes place from 6 to 19 December in Miami, US. See Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events taking place around the world.