Design Miami Going Bigger in Basel

hall 5 basel.jpgDesign Miami will expand its presence in Basel, Switerland come June, when it debuts in a larger venue closer to the hub of Art Basel, which last year drew an estimated 60,000 visitors. For its fourth go-round in Basel, Design Miami will move from the the Markthalle to Hall 5 of the Basel exhibition complex (pictured), which is adjacent to the Art Basel venues: Theo Hotz-designed Hall 1 and Hall 2, the 1950s landmark building designed by Hans Hoffmann. The new location boasts 60-foot-high ceilings, a mezzanine gallery, and 15% more floor space for the design fair. “I am absolutely delighted about this new location and the potential it offers,” said Design Miami director Ambra Medda in a statement issued yesterday. “It takes the fair to the next level and opens up endless possibilities for Design Miami Basel and the world of design.” And hey, more space for exotic plant-studded side exhibitions! Design Miami Basel runs from June 9-13.