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The Miami Design District has evolved since the early 2000s, into a dynamic global center for design, art, and fashion. In 2002 many events of the first Art Basel Miami took place here. What began as a little-known secret for aficionados of furniture and interior design, has since evolved into the ultimate quarter of galleries, restaurants, architectural firms, and fashion brands.
A further stage of the district’s transformation was completed at the end of 2016: New promenades and public spaces were created and, around them, buildings designed by renowned and avant-garde architects – retail stores, art spaces such as the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA), a hotel designed by the architects Studio Gang / Neri & Hu and restaurants of national importance. All the equipment for the pedestrian areas had to underline the new district’s unique atmosphere. The city planners searched for waste bins, ashtrays, and bike racks “that look good and form part of an identifiable family of objects, in order to underline the specialness of the district.”
They found what they were looking for in our urban furniture Series–Up. This line was developed for ewo by the Norwegian design group Norway Says: starting from the basic shape of a bollard, many possible functions are yielded through various openings – lighting amongst them – within a distinctive form and esthetic. Several BR21 bollards serve for leaning and blocking bicycles, and in another version (BD23) as ashtrays with removable cover for emptying. The WR21 litter bin urban bollard with removable cover and a capacity of 45 l is also part of this design-oriented street furniture. All products of the series have 1 lighting unit, each with 8 high-power LEDs and a color temperature of 4,000 K. Minor adjustments were made for the Miami project, including pictograms that are lasered on, with sheet metal backing.
In the neighborhood, there are many art and design installations in the public spaces, including some by John Baldessari, the Buckminster Fuller Institute, Konstantin Grcic, Zaha Hadid and Marc Newson, and ewo’s products enhance the refined ambience of all the pedestrian areas – down to the most minute detail.
Products: Series–Up BR21, BD23, WR21
Product design: Norway Says
Photography: Robin Hill, Oskar Da Riz
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