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!