Design Miami/ 2021
November 30 - December 5, 2021
Convention Center Drive & 19th Street Miami Beach, FL, USA
R & Company’s presentation for the 2021 edition of Design Miami spotlights the distinct work of a group of rising talents whose conceptual and technical approaches are shaping the future of design. Several of these designers recently joined R & Company’s dynamic and growing roster, including Serban Ionescu, Joyce Lin, and Jolie Ngo, while others have been featured in prior R & Company exhibitions and projects, including Luam Melake, Sayar & Garibeh, and Norman Teague.
R & Company will also present Wendell Castle’s 1962 Chest of Drawers, a seminal masterwork that captured Castle’s innate ability to merge the sensibilities of both sculpture and furniture into a new, cohesive whole. The work sheds the strictures of mid-century design to embrace organic forms, with tentacle-like arms becoming the legs and handles of an otherwise traditional storage unit.
In addition, the booth will highlight a collection of works from Studio Job’s Impact series, which viscerally encapsulates humanity’s fascination with moments of tragedy and a wide selection of new works by Rogan Gregory. Gregory’s latest functional pieces will be displayed in a distinguishing, black environment and reflect the designer’s life-long interest in abstract forms, and evolutionary and biological systems.
Lastly, R & Company will feature works by Katie Stout and Jeff Zimmerman, both of whom will be the subjects of a solo exhibitions at the gallery in January 2022; by Richard Marquis, whose glassworks are currently on view at the gallery; and by Joaquim Tenreiro (1906-1992), who is recognized as the pioneer of modernist Brazilian furniture making.