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Arty party: Carsten Höller creates The Prada Double Club pop-up in Miami

Bethan Ryder
The Prada Double Club, a Carsten Höller project, Miami - Casey Kelbaugh

Ain't no party like an art-world party. So it's perhaps no surprise that Swiss-based German artist Carsten Höller's ephemeral pop-up, The Prada Double Club, should prove to be such an after-hours mega hit during this year's Miami Beach Art Basel and Design Miami fairs. 

The Prada Double Club Miami Credit: Casey Kelbaugh

The three-night art installation-cum-club, which concludes on the 7 December, was staged to coincide with the opening of Prada's new store in the Miami Design District. On the opening night queues formed outside the Wynwood District venue, a 1920s film studio complex that was formerly an ice factory.  

The Prada Double Club Credit: Casey Kelbaugh

It's the suitably neon sequel to the hugely successful "guerilla" Double Club which the artist - known for his playful immersive installations - opened with Fondazione Prada in North London in 2008.

Höller's Miami version offered two worlds, inspired again by Congolese and Western culture. The former was represented as a sprawling tropical outdoor paradise with a stage and thatched-bar, while the latter was cast as an indoor monochromatic nightclub, complete with a striped-area by the entrance designed for selfie-fanatics. 

The indoor bar at The Prada Double Club in Miami

"I want guests to feel like they are the only element of colour in the monochromatic side that has only greys, blacks and whites, as if a foreign element in a black and white movie - and to feel pale in the hyper-polychromatic other side, where the tropics hit a bit too hard," explains Höller.

Rita Ora, Miuccia Prada and Carsten Höller

A super stylish melee drawn from the art, fashion and design worlds - from Hans-Ulrich Obrist to Rita Ora, Dasha Zhukova to Virgil Abloh, Ricky Martin to David Adjaye, and of course a scattering of models - partied until the early hours. Wyclef Jean performed on the opening night, alongside Miami-based South American and Caribbean bands. 

Al fresco bar at The Prada Double Club, Miami

The Prada Double Club's final night is 7 December, 71 NW 14th Street, Miami; prada.com