With Design Miami/ Basel 2017 well underway (from June 13-18), ArchDaily has compiled a list of the best architect-designed furniture pieces on display at the event. This year, notable items include works by MAD Architects, Christ & Gantenbien, Trix & Robert Haussman, John Lautner, Jonathen Muecke, Jean Prouvé and Sou Fujimoto. Held at the Messe Basel venue in Basel, Switzerland, Design Miami/ Basel is the summer edition of the international design fair held parallel to one of the art world’s biggest events, Art Basel. Design Miami/ Basel is held annually in June, with its sister show, Design Miami, taking place in December in Miami, Florida. MAD Martian Collection / MAD Architects On display at Gallery ALL, MAD founder and principal Ma Yansong’s MAD Martian Collection imagines what the furniture of future Mars colonizers could look like, expanding upon the design language of 20th Century science fiction with a series of highly-reflective, fluid pieces that respond both to an alien environment and a nostalgia for human utility. The collection comprises five pieces: a dining table, a chaise lounge chair, a candelabra, floor-to-ceiling suspension lights, and a console table.
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