By: ERIN MICHELLE NEWBERG
When it comes to transformation, very few can outdo Anna Williams, the vice president of marketing at DACRA. Currently busy on Miami Design District’s Annual Design Commission, which oversees unique public art installations that change the local landscape, her keen eye is focused on aspirational functionality. Here are some of her favorite objects that don’t require a scaled footprint to make an impact.
1/ Fragile Future by Studio Drift for Design Miami’s Carpenters Workshop I really love lighting and how it changes a space. This light fixture combines both nature and technology. I find that the dandelions are delicate, while the bronze and LED lights are a frigid component. I like the juxtaposition between the two.
2/ Antony Armchair by Virgil Abloh for Basic Space I’m really lucky because I already have two of these. Virgil Abloh was inspired by Jean Prouvé, who originally designed it in the 1950s. When Abloh reimagined it, he added plexiglass and accentuated it with a powder blue lacquer finish. It is a very functional piece.
3/ Mexique Bookcase by Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé I would love to have this in my house. This free-standing bookcase created by the iconic design-duo Perriand and Prouvé was a commission for a dormitory in Paris in the early 1950s. I really love the way it’s designed, and it looks great in a room.
4/ Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades Cocoon by Fernando & Umberto Campana This chair, part of Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades collection, is made out of fiberglass shell, lined with calfskin, and quilted on the inside. These are just super fun; it would be great to have in my house. I could imagine curling up inside and reading a book.
5/ Hanji Table & Stool by WKND Lab for Design Miami This piece is made out of traditional wood fiber paper. I’m really fascinated with the process of how a product is made even more so than the final product itself. It’s really cool how they can get functional furniture from paper.