Anyone who knows Yves Béhar knows that surfing and surf culture have been a significant influence on his life and his designs. That’s why this year, as part of the Design Visionary Award Yves received from Design Miami/ and Panerai, Yves dedicated an exhibit in the Miami Design District to celebrate this aspect of his life.
The temporary structure designed by Yves features works from his personal collection – both handcrafted custom surfboards, and art that he has acquired over the years: including works by Robert Longo, Llewellyn Ludlow, Barry McGee, Ken Price, and John Severson. Made of surf shack-like materials, 2×12 beams, corrugated plastic, and standard plywood, the structure espouses casual materials in a formal structural grid. Shelving on the outside allows it to collect rocks, beach wood, and shells, and simply exhibit them as beach treasures after surf sessions.
If you missed the Surf Shack in person, check out the photo gallery above. Hope you can come ride the next big wave with us!