December 22nd, 2015


New York studio Snarkitecture has hidden the Design Miami collectors fair behind a facade of inflatable sausages.


Snarkitecture clad the Design Miami tent with weiner-shaped vinyl tubes, bundling them together at different heights to create a shaded social space at the entrance.

“We’re always trying to make objects perform in unexpected ways and do things that they shouldn’t really be doing,” artist and designer Daniel Arsham of Snarkitecture told Dezeen at Design Miami. “So that sort of notion translates across our practice in general, as well as using a kind of limited palette, a limited range of materials.”

“We really haven’t added any material – the vinyl is the material that is used for the tent anyway, all we’ve done is transform the way that it’s presented. So we created these inflated tubes that are raised and lowered to create a sort of reverse landscape,” he said.


Architect and design Alex Mustonen added: “A lot of times when we’re starting a project or thinking about approaching a work, it’s about looking at an existing condition, an existing space or architecture, and analysing or exploring the materials or structures or programmes of that space […], and looking at ways that we can either reimagine or manipulate those elements to create a sort of additional programme.”


Images: Design Miami

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Comment from Maria Esther Rodríguez Gómez

Interesante y original proyecto, como siempre estupenda recomendación. Gracias por mostrar cosas tan interesantes y bonitas!!!