Urbanus: Miami

Posted on December 8, 2006 Under Design

Last night, after checking out Meg Pukel’s wonderful photography, we stumbled upon Urbanus Furniture while trying to hail a cab. We were in Midtown Miami, an area with the feeling of ‘revamped warehouse district.’ Urbanus’ ‘Field of Dasies & CondoNation’ art installation stands between its all-in-one furniture facility (they produce and show the furniture there) and some train tracks that looked as if they had been dormant for some time. The installation reminded us of Adam Kalkin’s Push Button Home from last year– the shipping container-made dwelling served as an apt medium through which to showcase Urbanus’ heralded furniture, given that Midtown was formerly a container storage location for the Port of Miami. While we weren’t ga-ga over the furniture, the structure they built to showcase it was fascinating– if you’re in the area, check it out.