Brazilian designers Humberto and Fernando Campana (known as the Campana Brothers and one of our Designer Spotlights) will receive the prestigious Designer of the Year Award at this year's Design Miami in December, one of the most influential global design forums, according to Dexigner. The pair will also create an exclusive installation for the show, called Diamantina. The show will feature a "rattan-like fiber woven around ready-made plastic garden chairs and other plastic objects, such as discarded toys, dolls, flip-flops and tires." They will also introduce native Brazilian amethyst crystals into the woven chairs, "creating a series of biomorphic islands that visitors will be encouraged to sit on and explore." And, for very important attendees, the duo will also design a VIP lounge for collectors and special guests for the event's principal sponsor HSBC Private Bank. Of the choice for designer of the year, Craig Robins, Design Miami's Principal, said:
They are designers we have been captivated by for years. The Campanas form a bridge between commercial production, handicraft, and the possibilities of limited edition design. Their work emanates from Brazilian urban culture, yet they also transcend their roots through designs that are just as relevant in New York, Berlin or Tokyo. Their installation promises to be a central talking point of this year's Design Miami.