VIDEO: Design Talk
Ashlee Harrison and Tui Pranich
at Tui's annual holiday party
Though Pranich often travels for work, he considers Miami his home and is very impressed with the city’s growth.
“Miami has changed a lot,” he said. “It’s more international and I feel the city has grown tremendously. If you talk about Miami to anyone around the world, because I travel a lot, people recognize Miami.”
Pranich believes that Art Basel has helped Miami in its evolution and credits the fair for bringing an art culture and making Miami one of the top art cities in the world.
“Art is the most important thing in design,” he said, “more so than furniture. If I had to pick for myself between art and furniture, I would pick art.”
Pranich suggests that art and design do not need to match and recommends that people start their own collections by purchasing one piece of art per year. He also advises to buy art that is affordable and that one loves. He said that good art will always go up in value like another investment.