Design Miami/Basel 2013 Highlights
Basel Switzerland experienced an exciting five days of design with the eighth edition of Design Basel. From June 11-16, 2013 nearly fifty galleries from fourteen different countries presented museum quality work from the last five centuries of design.
This year Basel was housed in the newly completed Herzog & de Meuron designed metal latticed building. The exciting architecture of the building certainly reflected the revolutionary work found inside.
This year, Basel’s 2000 plus visitors experienced an exciting surprise by Kanye West as he hosted a listening session for his new album Yeezus. During the impromptu performance West discussed the impact of art on his musical career and the ways it has inspired his unique sound. In his New York Times interview, West revealed his greatest inspiration for the album’s minimalistic sound came from the designs of a Le Corbusier lamp.