Wallpaper* Handmade, the groundbreaking exhibition dedicated to the marriage of craftsmanship and design, made its U.S. debut during Art Basel with several newly commissioned design pieces in collaboration with renowned British car manufacturer Jaguar. Top-name designers, architects, fashion icons, and the ultimate design influencers joined for aÂ special VIP preview in collaboration with prestigious Perrier-JouÃ«t House of Champagne, the exclusive champagne of Design Miami, followed by a grand opening celebration. Guests enjoyed a flute of Perrier-JouÃ«t, light bites and sounds from a renowned DJ as they tour the exhibition.
Now in its fourth year, Handmade is traditionally hosted by Wallpaper* magazine during Milan Design Week in April. Following its recent stopover in London, where the exhibition was displayed across 12 of the world-famous Brompton Road windows of luxury department store Harrods, Wallpaper* has again teamed up with Jaguar to present a curated selection of the best Handmade pieces from the past four years for the U.S. debut.Â Around 70 works from some of the worldâ€™s leading designers, artists and brands, all previously commissioned by Wallpaper* editors for the exhibition, were on display. Works include collaborations with brands such as Brioni, Karl Lagerfeld and Bottega Veneta and designers such as BarberOsgerby, Konstantin Grcic, Johanna Grawunder and Snarkitecture.
Wallpaper* Handmade also introduced five new collaborations between Jaguar and designers Fredrikson Stallard, Moritz Waldemeyer, Mathieu Gustafsson, architects Neri & Hu and marble specialist Salvatori. The five new concept products commissioned by Wallpaper* especially for the exhibition each represent an avant-garde take on Jaguarâ€™s contemporary design, creativity and technology.Â To celebrate the occasion, Jaguar displayed an array of stunning models along the entry streets to Miamiâ€™s Design District and inside the exhibition gallery: its highly acclaimed F-TYPE, an all-new, two-seater sports car; the new F-TYPE Coupe, fresh off its November debut at the LA Auto Show; and the stunning C-X17 concept vehicle.