December 6, ‘Design at Fairchild – Satyendra Pakhalé’ opens at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
Multi-faceted designer Satyendra Pakhalé, who is represented by tthe internationally renowned ammann // gallery / Germany, has been invited by curator Cristina Grajales, New York, for the ‘Design at Fairchild’ exhibition at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida. Partnering with Cappellini / Italy, the designer will create an installation in the colorful settings of the gardens.
Satyendra Pakhalé’s iconic Fish Chair, in limited edition in intense viola specially produced by Cappellini on this occasion, will be the protagonist of the outdoor installation. The Fish Chair as a sitting object and sensorial sculpture invites the visitors to take a rest and enjoy the opulant tropical surroundings of the Fairchild Garden.
Pakhalé’s design pieces are characterized by a sensorial design language with a cultural content synthesizing new applications of materials and technologies which invite people to experience them in multiple ways rekindling an explorative attitude. His works convey a message that could be defined as ‘universal’, ranking him among the most influential designers at work today. Pakhalé is from India and works from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He studied design at the Indian Institute of Technology and the Art Center College of Design in Switzerland. Renowned companies such as Alcantaraa, Cappellini, Hästens, Novartis, Poltrana Frau, and Tubes rank among his clients. Pakhalé has lectured throughout the world on platforms such as CeBit Germany, Casa Brasil, and Future Design Days Sweden. The Eindhoven Design Academy invited him to devise and head the Master Programme in Design for Humanity and Sustainable Living from 2006 to 2010. His works are in permanent collections at prestigious museums throughout the world, among which the Victoria and Albert Miuseum London, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and Centre Pompidou Paris.
The 2014-2015 Art at Fairchild season is supported by CBS4.
Design at Fairchild – Satyendra Pakhalé will open concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami. The exhibition will be on show from December 6th 2014 until May 31st 2015. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden / 10901 Old Cutler Road / 33156 Coral Gables / Florida.
ammann // gallery Satyendra Pakhalé / selected works including new pieces / Design Miami / 3-7 December 2014 / Design Miami / USA.
Created in 2012 to complement the long-standing program of Art at Fairchild, Design at Fairchild supports cultural enrichment and a connection between the arts and sciences. The program sets design pieces against the lush tropical landscape of the Garden to link art, design, and nature together in harmony. Curated by Cristina Grajales from inception, exhibitions have included Sitting Naturally, a collection of benches specially designed by different artists for the Garden, and sustainable woodwork by Brazilian designer Hugo França. Design at Fairchild is generously supported by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Dr. Lin Lougheed, and the Aaron I. Fleischman Foundation.
Established in 1938 and comprising 83 acres in Miami, Fla., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. The world-renowned plant collections feature palms, cycads, orchids, tropical fruit trees and more. Fairchild has the largest education program of any metropolitan area, reaching more than 200,000 schoolchildren each year with environmental programs like The Fairchild Challenge. It aims to inspire a greater knowledge and love for plants and gardening so that all can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the tropical world. Special events include Chocolate, Mango, and Orchid Festivals in addition to an annual art exhibition, concerts, plant sales and more. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. For more info, call 305-667-1651 or visit www.fairchildgarden.org.