Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Daniel Arsham Photography by Daniel Kukla

American artist Daniel Arsham sought inspiration close to home for his latest creation, unveiled this week at Design Miami – a scale replica of his living room, complete with furniture and artworks.

The immersive installation at Friedman Benda’s booth is a ‘hybrid live/work space’ modelled on Asham’s 1969 Norman Jaffe-designed Long Island home.

Frosted, turquoise glass walls encase the ‘cabinet of curiosities’ displaying domestic objects alongside a series of furniture Arsham designed himself – and never intended to publicly show.

Paris Chaise Lounge I, 3019 by Daniel Arsham. Edition of 8. Courtesy Friedman Benda | Daniel Arsham

His Cleveland Chair I, Paris Chaise Lounge I and Shanghai Chair contrast the clean lines of Jaffe’s stone and cedar design, with bulging, almost postmodern shapes scribbled with sharpie pen designs by Arsham.

A huge curving floor lamp – borrowed from Arsham’s home – is a nod to the beach-side setting of his house, its smooth arch inspired by the stones that wash ashore.

Cleveland Chair I, 3019 by Daniel Arsham. Edition of 8. Courtesy Friedman Benda | Daniel Arsham

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