After a lost year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the contemporary art world’s annual get-together in Miami is back with a bang for Miami Art Week. Amongst the many fairs participating, Design Miami/ will return with its 17th edition, bringing together international galleries, designers and brands exploring the theme of ‘Human Kind’ through the lens of design.
Curated by Wava Carpenter, the fair will aim to tackle the current global challenges humanity faces. Through its theme, it will “act as an antidote to our most pressing environmental and social problems” by spotlighting design-led visions for a more equitable and interconnected future.
A core part of the partnership will build on the services delivered at Design Miami/ Basel in September 2021. We will provide Design Miami/ exhibitors with access to a fully integrated API, facilitating quick and seamless sales and shipping of design objects to collectors located almost anywhere in the world, through the fair’s online shop.
The process of organising logistics for shipping artworks post-sale has historically been opaque and highly inefficient, often taking several days to quote and book. Convelio’s automated platform enables shipping quotes to be completed in a matter of minutes. It is estimated that by using a platform such as this collectors are 30% more likely to complete a purchase, providing a clear commercial benefit to exhibitors at Design Miami/. Convelio’s API ‘dashboard’ also enables buyers to track their purchases and monitor delivery dates and times, making fine art and design transport far more transparent and secure.
Convelio’s CEO and Co-Founder Edouard Gouin said: “It is testament to a great working relationship that we continue to provide Design Miami/ and its participating exhibitors with our integrated API service. More and more sales of art and design are taking place online, a transformation accelerated up by the pandemic. It is our ambition to make the buying and shipping process as seamless and cost effective as possible for all parties. We are delighted to provide this service to the exhibitors at Design Miami/ through our role as Shipping Partner.”
Keep an eye out for updates on both Convelio’s and Design Miami’s social media channels. For all information about the fair and its exhibitors, please visit Design Miami/.