At Design Miami/, where modern and contemporary design is presented alongside mobile and prefabricated pavilions, and where the world’s leading galleries present curated environments, forecasting new directions in collecting design, I stopped at the booth of Lebanon-based Carwan Gallery, which is devoted to the work of a single designer, Karen Chekerdjian. Active in Beirut since 2001, the interior and product designer has been known for her conceptual furniture and objects produced in small series. She was represented by several galleries until 2011, when began collaborating with Carwan Gallery, but this is the first time I have seen her work. I particularly loved a coffee table entitled “Terra Continens,” crafted of solid mahogany top set on a cooper base, which represents the roots of minerals in the ground. Extending geometrical forms into organic compositions is the most powerful direction in Chekerdjian’s work, which can be also seen in another coffee table in that exhibition “Trans-D,” (below) crafted of stainless steel. I look forward to seeking how she will develop and explore this successful mode. Photography @Marco Pinarelli.