Louisa Guinness Gallery. Credit: Christie Chu
London dealer Louisa Guinness created a fictional “museum” of artist’s jewelry in one of the most imaginative booths at Design Miami/Basel this year. Behind glass cases are stunning jewelry pieces by prolific artists such as Man Ray, Lucio Fontana, and Anish Kapoor. Adjacent to the museum’s “permanent collection” is the imagined curator’s archival room that has drawers of more bejewelled curios.
Every last detail is meticulously put together, from the cup of scissors and pens to paper-filled file cabinets, but the booth doesn’t feel the least bit contrived, which gives the space a certain air of magical intimacy.