The Edition


Design at Large, Curated by François Halard

Jun. 8, 2018

Design at Large presents large-scale historical and contemporary design curated each year by a different global tastemaker. This edition’s ambitious installation is envisioned by photographer François Halard, known for his distinctive images of interior spaces and architecture. Halard has portrayed the houses, gardens, and ateliers of singular personalities around the world, including Louise Bourgeois, Luigi Ghirri, Saul Leiter, Robert Rauschenberg, and Cy Twombly, as well as such architectural masterpieces as Casa Malaparte, Capri; Villa Noailles, Hyères, France; and La Maison de Verre, Paris. Time is François Halard’s most frequent collaborator, his patience as one of the key elements of his visionary work.

Design at Large is intended to be a site of discovery for visitors, presenting a selection of works that explore a particular theme inspired by current topics in design.
“I am thrilled to have been invited to curate the Design at Large exhibition at Design Miami/Basel this June. Design in all its forms has been part of my life since childhood, integrating and affecting all aspects of my practice,” says François Halard, the 2018 Design at Large Curator for Design Miami/ Basel. “With the exhibition, I am particularly interested in exploring notions of time and how time impacts design, the creative process, and our lives.”

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