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snarkitecture presents candy cane holiday installation at the miami design district
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during miami art week 2015, snarkitecture presents an installation that offers an abstracted and exaggerated interpretation of the traditional candy cane form. titled ‘holiday’, the work is situated at palm court and paseo ponti within the miami design district, a luxury shopping destination. the installation comprises four candy canes, each measuring approximately 30 feet (9 meters) in length and nearly three feet (90 cm) in diameter.


the individual elements are made to scale, but measure 75 times larger than a standard peppermint stick. fabricated from fiberglass and foam – a technique borrowed from car and boat manufacturing – the sculptural pieces were produced locally in south florida. this sturdy assembly enables the robust installation to also serve as a place of rest and relaxation for holiday shoppers visiting the miami design district. the all-white candy canes are inscribed throughout to replicate the familiar red stripes. the installation is open to public daily beginning november 26, 2015.




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the miami design district is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences. over the past few years, the once overlooked area of miami has been transformed into a vibrant destination for residents and visitors, presenting a range of shopping, cultural and culinary experiences within an architecturally significant context. recent additions to the district include a parking lot designed by iwamoto scott & leong leong and a blue gallery walkway completed by japanese architect sou fujimoto. last year, buckminster fuller’s fly’s eye dome was installed within palm court, a structure which now stands as a district landmark.