Miami Party Pics: NY Times @ the Raleigh

Artist Takashi Murakami with NYC designer Sebastian Errazuriz

December 3, 2008. Last night, the kickoff night of this year’s Art Basel and Design Miami events, I.D. attended a party thrown by the New York Times at the penthouse of Miami’s Raleigh hotel. Guests included designers Tom Dixon, Max Lamb, Rich Brilliant Willing, and Sebastian Errazuriz, the New York-based Chilean designer who’s currently debuting new furniture pieces in a solo show at dealer Cristina Grajales‘s Design Miami booth. Errazuriz stopped to pose with two of the other biggest luminaries at the party: Chuck Close and Takashi Murakami. We’ll be posting more pics tonight from the long-awaited opening of the Mondrian, Marcel Wanders’s first hotel in the states. Stay tuned!

Tom Dixon (right) with pal Karl Otto

Max Lamb with his sister, jewelry designer Hannah Lamb

Chuck Close with Sebastian Errazuriz

Charles Brill, Theo Richardson, and Alex Williams of NYC design collective Rich, Brilliant, Willing

Mark Rozzo of Mens Vogue with Sarah Natkins of Culture & Commerce

Italian designer Piero Lissoni

I.D. managing editor Jill Singer with Takashi Murakami