San Francisco-based designer Andrew Kudless’s Swell Wave Shelf was the latest addition to Louis Vuitton’s limited-edition Objets Nomades collection. Featuring smoothly polished oak shelves bound together by Vuitton leather, the piece is meant to represent “powerful forces and the delicate balance of the natural world.”
Raised in Miami, hometown hero Daniel Arsham turned Friedman Benda’s booth into an office. Complete with minty frosted glass walls, a desk that mixed raw geological edges with strict form, furniture upholstered in schematics, and a rug featuring the office’s blueprint, it carried the vibe of a secret lair out of Sci-Fi movie. Whether it belonged to the hero or villain remains open to interpretation, but the inclusion of a telephone made out of Lego bricks likely tipped it toward the light side.
Capetown’s Souther Guild Gallery showcased it’s roster of African designers, with a particular highlight being Porky Hefer’s Molecules series. Essentially hanging chairs designed to resemble the chemical models you might remember form chemistry class, they proved to be a hit with anyone looking for a quick selfie. Dokter and Misses’s spikey cabinets form their “Practically Everwhere” series also proved eye catching.