Miami on show
The focus of the design world will move to the south-east US when Design Miami opens in Florida on Wednesday. The event, the theme of which is “The Natural World”, will be open for an additional day, to December 6, this year and housed in a 4,000 sq metre temporary structure. Six satellite shows will occupy the fair’s former venues in the historic Miami Design District. Meanwhile the city’s Wynwood Art District will host two contemporary art fairs from Wednesday to December 7. Pulse Miami, at the Soho Studios, will feature more than 100 galleries and a series of panel discussions hosted by the Financial Times and the Core club. And in new pavilions close to the Rubell Family and Margulies collections the Scope Art Fair and Art Asia will bring together 135 exhibitors from more than 36 countries.
Design Miami, December 3-6, Design District, Miami, US, tel: +1 305-572 0866, www.designmiami.com
Pulse Miami, December 3-7, Soho Studios, Wynwood Art District, Miami, US, tel: +1 212-255 2327, www.pulse-art.com/miami
Never mind the dismal performance of the Russia’s currency and stock markets this year. Moscow will this weekend play host to the Millionaire Fair, an unabashedly bling event that originated in Amsterdam but moved to Russia in 2005. More than 200 luxury-sector companies – from big-name brands such as Aston Martin to smaller ones such as British furnituremakers Arthur Brett and Beaumont & Fletcher – will present their wares to an audience that organisers describe as “VIPs, the political, administrative, business and cultural elite”, 40,000 of whom attended last year. Real estate companies will also have a big presence, with tennis start Rafael Nadal attending the gala opening on behalf of Spain’s Vitaeibiza homes. Tickets cost €30 per person per day.
Millionaire Fair Moscow, until Sunday, Crocus Expo, Moscow, tel: +7 495-637 6650, www.millionairefair.ru