San Francisco designer Yves Béhar built a temporary installation as a showroom for his handcrafted surfboards in Miami Design District. The wooden Surf Shack is accompanied by an exhibition called Connecting, where the designer showcased his original sketches, prototypes and the well-known activity-tracking wristband Jawbone and the One Laptop Per Child project.
The slanted wooden hut is accessible via plastic-covered sliding doors, while the similar transparent panels of the facade allow natural light to penetrate the interior. Behar handcrafted the surfboards exhibited in the shack, along with art hung on the plywood ceiling, which was built by local studio Deft Union.
The temporary installation is located in the Miami Design District, an area undergoing redevelopment initiated after the Design Miami fair in 2005.
“The Design District became more and more recognised as a cultural destination. Restaurants began to open, there were more art experiences,” said Robins, who is also a co-founder of Design Miami.