Fuller & Foster at Design Miami
The newly restored Buckminster Fuller Fly’s Eye Dome and reconstructed Dymaxion 4 will be on view at Design Miami, the global forum for leading edge design, this November and December. The exhibition brings together, for the first time in decades, two of Fuller’s iconic inventions. The success and remarkable interest generated by the two restoration projects gives compelling evidence of the profound contemporary relevance of Fuller’s work and ideas.
The exhibition, Architecting the Future: Buckminster Fuller and Norman Foster, will feature the only original prototype in existence of Fuller’s revolutionary, low cost, off the grid, autonomous dwelling machine: The Fly’s Eye Dome along with his famous omni-directional, jump-jet transport system the Dymaxion car, recently reconstructed by renowned British architect, Lord Norman Foster. The works will be on view in an open air space at 39th street and 1st Court through December 4th. A tour of the installation will take place on December 3, 2011 from 10-11 a.m with John Warren, Buckminster Fuller’s principle collaborator on the Fly’s Eye domes.
The installation, a Miami Design District Dacra Project with in-kind support from The Buckminster Fuller Institute, sets the stage for further evolution of these ideas and structures and includes an exhibition on both the dome and the car; a series of films about Fuller and Foster; tours; and a talk between renowned architect Norman Foster and contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson on Fuller’s influence on their lives and work as part of Design Miami’s Design Talks series.
Architecting the Future: Norman Foster + Craig Robins featured in beautiful short film on installation:
"Home Movie" shot by BFI's Executive Director of opening night of Design District
NYTimes, time-lapse film of installation:
Film of Installation Opening party hosted by Craig Robins
Design Miami Design Talk with Norman Foster and his wife Elena:
Press Release from Philips the lighting sponsor of the installation:
Scroll to the bottom of this link to read more at NY Times.
1980 photo credit: Roger Stoller
2011 photo credit: Ira Garber