Acconci Studio wins Design Miami/ Designer of the Year Award

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Klein-Bottle Playground by Acconci Studio
Global forum Design Miami/ has announced that Brooklyn-based Acconci Studio has won its Designer of the Year Award, following the criteria that the winner must "have made a mark on design history, pushing the boundaries of the discipline through a singularly innovative and influential vision".

Vito Acconci

The Design Miami/ Designer of the Year Award grants each winner a commission to create a large-scale work: a playground structure by Acconci will be permanently installed in the Miami Design District in 2014. An exhibition of Acconci Studio’s work will be open to the public in the Miami Design District in conjunction with Design Miami/ 2012 (which runs 5 - 9 December 2012), in which the plans for the future playground installation will be unveiled.

Klein-Bottle Playground, as the structure is called, was originally developed for the humanitarian Art for the World program, as part of a touring exhibition of experimental recreational equipment and toys for refugee children. The Acconci Studio’s installation in the Miami Design District will provide the first public area in the neighborhood dedicated to children.