Panerai Celebrates Design Miami Visionary Award 2016

Panerai Celebrates Design Miami Visionary Award 2016

The former Dime Savings bank building at 9 Dekalb Avenue in Brooklyn was a perfect setting for Panerai to announce the recipient of its annual Panerai Design Miami Visionary Award for 2016. Built in 1906-1908, the hexagon-shaped landmark building housed the Dime Savings Bank of New York in grand style, with a spectacular Gustavino domed ceiling. A proposed 73-story building is set to rise adjacent to the building, a designated New York City landmark, and its architects, called SHoP, are also the recipients of this year’s Visionary award.

flotsam & jetsam, here shown in a rendering, will be created using 3-D printing SHoP Architects

Flotsam & Jetsam, here shown in a rendering, will be created using 3-D printing

SHoP is also in the process of creating one of the world’s largest 3-D printed sculptures in the world, which will be installed in the Miami Design District at the entrance to the design fair. “Flotsam & Jetsam” will be permanently installed in the Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza after the event.

 

 

 

Panerai’s guests dined at tables arranged under the former Dime Savings Bank’s dome.

 

 

Guests dined around a large clock under the former Dime Savings Bank’s dome, which shone with an evening sky glow.

With a storied history that dates back to creating diving watches and other navigational equipment for Italy’s navy in the early 1900s. Panerai received a patent for its high-intensity luminescent radium-based material called Radiomir.