Fair organisers David and Lee Ann Lester of IFAE of Miami, Florida, and Harry Vander Hoorn, second-generation owner of the Dutch stand builders StabiloWorld and partner in Masterpiece London, have formed a new company, Next Level Global Fairs, LLC.
The partnership will be based in Miami and will initially
organise four fairs in Miami and Palm Beach: Concept
Miami (December 2-8, 2014 during Art Basel
Miami); ArtPalmBeach (January 21-25,
2015); The American International Fine Art
Fair (February 3-8, 2015) and Miami Art &
Design (February 12 -16, 2015).
"We will introduce our unique and special construction
techniques, manage strategic fair planning to the United States and
gradually train American workers in our methodology over a period
of several years," said Harry Vander Hoorn. "Our fair design,
construction and planning firm, StabiloUSA, will be based in Miami
and act as the exclusive contractor and builder for all Next Level
The Lesters say this is a strategic partnership, combining their
25 years of fair organising experience with Harry Vander Hoorn's
youth, construction skills and client base, which they hope will
draw more exhibitors to the Florida events.
Stabilo are well respected in the industry as top-end stand
builders - they have been the builders of the TEFAF
Maastricht fair for more than 30 years, while also
building Frieze Masters, Paris
Tableau, Masterpiece London and Pan
Amsterdam to name a few.
"The United States simply does not have fair builders of this
quality," said Lee Ann Lester.
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