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Panerai presented the first ever Design Miami/ Design Visionary Award and Dinner last Wednesday at its Miami Design District Boutique. Angelo Bonati, CEO of Panerai, Craig Robins, Co-Founder of Design Miami/, and Rodman Primack, Executive Director of Design Miami/, presented Yves Béhar with the 2015 Design Visionary Award and a personalized Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica. Béhar, a Swiss designer and founder of Fuseproject, was honored with the award for his significant contributions to the design community and the impact he has made through numerous humanitarian and social advocacy projects.
“Panerai has found in Design Miami/a remarkable partner for promoting excellence in design. We have embarked upon a partnership which has begun in the very best way: an award presented to such a Visionary as Yves Béhar, who not only has a remarkable talent as a designer but also a clear and revolutionary vision of what design can do for society,” said Bonati. Along with the award, Panerai will make a financial contribution to several causes that are personally significant to Béhar.
Guests including Jeffrey Soffer, Alina and Anthony Shriver, Patricia Urquiola, Mohsen Mostafavi, Nadja Swarovski, Nell Diamond, J.W. Anderson, Laure Hériard-Dubreuil, Lisa Marie Fernandez, Marcel Wanders, Carlos Mota, Joe Cross, Zayed Al Nahyan, Soumaya and Fernando Romero, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Barbara Becker, Nadim Ashi, and Mark Lee enjoyed cocktails designed Urquiola (the designer behind the Panerai boutiques), followed by an elegant Italian-inspired dinner in a surprise location adjacent to the Panerai store.