Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts an outdoor design exhibition featuring a limited edition collection of the iconic Fish Chair by designer Satyendra Pakhalé (b.1967, India). As part of the annual Design at Fairchild, the exhibition will blend art, nature, and design together to create a space where visitors are welcome to interact with the pieces and the surrounding nature.
Pakhalé has partnered with creative director Giulio Cappellini of the Italian design firm Cappellini to produce 40 limited edition Fish Chairs made in a special color specifically chosen to complement the neighboring tropical greenery. During the 2014-2015 Design at Fairchild season, the exhibition will be curated by Cristina Grajales of New York’s Cristina Grajales Gallery.
The Fish Chair exhibition will open concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami, the opening of Fairchild’s new Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center, and the opening of the Art at Fairchild exhibition featuring glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly.
Satyendra Pakhalé is from India and refers to himself as a “cultural nomad,” working out of the Netherlands and traveling to exhibit his collections in museums, galleries, and public spaces worldwide. He takes inspiration from his travels, the people he meets, and the cultures he learns from. He studied design at the Indian Institute of Technology and the Art Center College of Design in Switzerland.
From 2006-2010, he was invited to head and devise the Master Programme in Design for Humanity and Sustainable Living at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.