Those longing for Madonna-era Miami will appreciate Versace and New York interior designer Sasha Bikoff’s furniture collaboration. Inspired by “South Beach Stories,” Gianni and Donatella Versace’s book of fashion sketches and photographs from 1993, one-off pieces are exhibited in the Miami Design District’s Palm Court (140 NE 39th Street, Third Level) from December 6-8. Bikoff’s limited-edition Virtus handbags are exclusively available at Versace’s nearby boutique, too.
186 NE 39th Street; 305.573.8345; versace.com
Zahav Zips Down
When you need a break from art, refuel at Zahav’s pop-up restaurant at 1 Hotel South Beach through December 6. Chef Michael Solomonov’s Philly sensation for authentic Israeli cuisine has garnered James Beard awards for Best Chef and Outstanding Restaurant. Served family style, the four-course feast includes several signatures like his famous hummus with tehina and lamb kebabs. Reserve here.
2341 Collins Avenue; 833.625.3111; 1hotels.com. zahavrestaurant.com
Homegrown talent and New York-based Snarkitecture cofounder Daniel Arsham is making a splash at this year’s DesignMiami/ fair. Friedman Benda gallery presents an immersive replica of Arsham’s Norman Jaffe-designed home in Long Island, which was recently featured in Architectural Digest. The domestic vignette blends his collective’s custom furniture as well as he and his wife’s personal pieces by other designers like Faye Toogood.
Convention Center Drive between 18th and 19th Streets; miami2019.designmiami.com
Nod to Nature
Nature is on many people’s minds these days, and Miami Art Week reflects the theme. Albie Alexander, creative director behind Refinery 29’s experiential activation 29Rooms in New York, takes over Brickell City Centre with a similar set-up titled, “Conversations with Nature.” Several of the Argentine artists featured in “Disruptions,” an outdoor exhibit in Collins Park organized by Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires, also address man’s impact on nature.
701 South Miami Avenue; brickellcitycentre.com. 2100 Collins Avenue; artbasel.com