The first Imac of Istituto Marangoni in Miami provided the opportunity to make a bird’s eye visit to the Design district, a hub of luxury, fashion and design boutiques, designed by well-known architects, around a tree-lined square. With Paola Pivi, well-known Italian artist, and guest of honour at Imac, thanks to Maurizio Pecoraro, refined designer, who has a professional and personal relationship with the artist, we visited the George Perez Museum downtown, where the exhibition “Form in to action” by Julio le Parc, kinetic artist, was in progress. We then pushed on to Hotel Faena in Miami Beach to admire the solid gold skeleton of a mammoth designed by Damien Hirst and enclosed in a well-sealed glass display case.
Not to mention the fairy-tale Tree of Life created by Studio Job, standing tall in front of the new conference centre of Hotel Faena, a white building, designed by the Oma studio, which resembles a square version of the Colosseum in Rome from afar, and is now the headquarters of Fendi. The installation sports a castle caught up in its branches and a gilded jug on the top, miraculously suspended on a fountain of milk.