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Patrick Parrish Gallery presents gridded furniture and matching clothing at Design Miami 2014

Design Miami 2014: wire-mesh furniture was shown against a gridded backdrop by assistants dressed in matching garments during this year's Design Miami fair (+ slideshow).

ROLU Surfaces at the Patrick Parrish Gallery for Design Miami 2014

The Patrick Parrish Gallery booth at Design Miami showcased furniture by Minnesota studio RO/LU and clothing by New York designers Various Projects, both of which feature black grids.

ROLU Surfaces at the Patrick Parrish Gallery for Design Miami 2014

The show, named Surfaces On Which Your Setting and Sitting Will Be Uncertain, was designed to reference Italian design collective Superstudio's Quaderna series from 1970 and installations by Postmodernist designer Ettore Sottsass.

ROLU Surfaces at the Patrick Parrish Gallery for Design Miami 2014

RO/LU's Uncertain Surface welded steel-mesh furniture pieces include a simple square table with four legs and smaller stools with the same shape.

ROLU Surfaces at the Patrick Parrish Gallery for Design Miami 2014

Each leg is the width of one square in the grid – approximately eight centimetres – and the surfaces are one square deep.

ROLU Surfaces at the Patrick Parrish Gallery for Design Miami 2014

Black mesh was also used to create the body of a cuboid-shaped cabinet, raised up on four thin steel legs at each corner.

ROLU Surfaces at the Patrick Parrish Gallery for Design Miami 2014

The collection also includes a standing figure with a circular head and squared-off limbs, and another knelt down with its "hands" on the floor – forming a coffee table on its horizontal back.

ROLU Surfaces at the Patrick Parrish Gallery for Design Miami 2014

"The objects, made from welded wire mesh, seem to change when one moves in their presence, in some way becoming different with each step taken around them," said a statement from the gallery.

ROLU Surfaces at the Patrick Parrish Gallery for Design Miami 2014

RO/LU also collaborated with Various Projects to create the range of clothing patterned with the same grids.

ROLU Surfaces at the Patrick Parrish Gallery for Design Miami 2014

The black lines cover white dresses, tops, skirts, leggings and a jumpsuit, in materials including neoprene and silk.

ROLU Surfaces at the Patrick Parrish Gallery for Design Miami 2014

One of several Design Curio booths at Design Miami, the small presentation space was lined with wallpaper and a wool rug – both also designed by Various Projects.

ROLU Surfaces at the Patrick Parrish Gallery for Design Miami 2014

An exhibition of the designs first opened at Patrick Parrish Gallery's Tribeca location at 50 Lispenarts Street, New York, in September.

ROLU Surfaces at the Patrick Parrish Gallery for Design Miami 2014

Design Miami concluded on Sunday, but all the items are available to purchase from the gallery.