Design Miami, the annual international design fair in Florida, is an interior aficionado’s mecca. It’s where you can see everything from rare Art Nouveau furniture to avant garde installations by Harry Nuriev for Balenciaga, to contemporary, culture-defining makers such as self-proclaimed “ghetto potter” Roberto Lugo. And it’s where you can learn about it all: Booths often include easy-to-read explanations alongside each work, accompanied by an attendant who will talk ad nauseum about it. Yes, each piece is for sale. But Design Miami, and its participants, know that their role is also an informative one—70,000 people flock to the event each year, and the crowd is a mix of buyers, perusers, and those who aren’t sure which they are yet.
But not everyone has the time, or means, to fly to Miami and stay there. Nor, in this pandemic day and age, are they necessarily allowed to. A significant and