Americana, utopian visions and futuristic manufacturing: What to see at Design Miami 2017



The international design and architecture community will descend on Miami Beach next week to attend the 14th edition of Design Miami. The fair, which programs exhibitions, installations and talks, will mark the end of a busy calendar of global design gatherings around the world.

Converso presents a solo show of Albert Frey furniture

Swiss architect Albert Frey began his career in Le Corbusier’s office before moving to America. The never-before-seen furniture on show, presented at Converso’s inaugural exhibition at Design Miami, was designed in 1949 for his own home in Palm Springs. Using the California desert as his muse, Frey designed a number of minimalist homes that stood unobtrusively in the surrounding area.
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Los Angeles’ New Converso Showroom Features Rare and Important Works by Design Icons

BY VY TRAN for Design Milk Converso has opened its first-ever West Coast showroom, a new haven for design lovers who want to get an up-close look at rare and one-of-a-kind works by the most iconic designers of the century. Following a successful debut at Design Miami/ with a special presentation of never-before-seen works by

Converso’s new LA showroom is a treasure trove of rare modern design

BY ALEXANDRA PECHMAN for Wallpaper* While decorating his famed Glass House in the 1950s, architect Philip Johnson removed a candelabra from the sitting area to make way for a less intrusive piece. Only, it didn’t yet exist. In collaboration with Richard Kelly, he designed a tripod floor lamp, one of the few pieces of furniture Johnson ever

Converso Opens an Airy New Gallery in Los Angeles

BY HANNAH MARTIN for Architectural Digest For Lawrence Converso’s Design Miami debut, the 20th-century dealer’s intent was clear: to bring a little piece of California to South Florida. His much-Instagrammed booth—awash in pale–yellow and desert–pink—showcased a cache of never-before-seen work by the Swiss-turned-Californian architect Albert Frey, whose modernist 1960s designs (many of them in whitewashed

Albert Frey, Fendi and Tom Sachs: all the highlights from this year’s Design Miami

BY BETHAN RYDER for Telegraph  Albert Frey and Gertrud & Otto Natzler at Converso Sublime in its understated simplicity, the booth of gallerist Lawrence Converso is devoted to never-seen-before furniture by the great Swiss-born modernist Albert Frey. A vision of pared-back pieces in washed pine plywood, pale green and cream, they were created in 1949 for the