You know Craig Robins had the best “seat” in the house.
What do you do when the developer of the Miami Design District, as well as founder and Chairman of Design Miami, asks to take you BTS at Art Basel and Design Miami Basel? You scream “yes,” of course (at the top of your lungs)! Craig Robins—a Miami native, past real estate developer, art collector and philanthropist (phew)—has been acquiring South Beach properties since the ’80s, after developing a desire to own his own studio space. From there, he launched the first Design Miami collectors fair in 2005, and has had a chair on the board ever since. Robins is applauded for reshaping the culture of the Miami Design District, thus making him the perfect person to give us an inside look—via iPhone photos—at his week at Art Basel, below.