Design Miami

Design Miami/Basel to relocate to more spacious hall in exhibition complex

Change was inevitable if the fair was to stay in Basel, as the limitations of the original site would have restricted its growth

The Swiss edition of Design Miami is due to move to a new Herzog & de Meuron-designed space in Basel’s exhibition complex next summer (above, rendering). “While Hall 5 is a striking exhibition space with a strong character, space is limited. The new hall will allow [the fair] to develop [its] gallery programme as well as site-specific projects,” says Marianne Goebl, the fair’s director. René Kamm, the chief executive of the MCH Group, which owns the exhibition complex and is a shareholder in the fair, says: “This infrastructure will make it possible to keep these shows in Basel and ensure their successful further development.”

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper Art Basel Miami Beach Daily as 'Design Miami/Basel on the move'

Appeared in Art Basel Miami Beach, December 2012