LUXURY, FASHION, ART, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND FOOD: IT’S MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT
Walk around luxury stores, awesome sculptures and paints, in a stunning design building, under a beautiful blue sky! Isn’t it amazing? All of this was conceived by the creators of Miami Design District, which turned an once-overlooked area of the city into the ultimate destination for cutting-edge fashion, art, design and culture.
Architecture, Design & Art
The stunning architecture of the place was developed by the award-winning master planners Duany Plater-Zyberk, with the additional participation of architects including Walter Chatham, Hariri and Hariri, Juan Lezcano, Terence Riley, and Alison Spear.
The area also features artistic interventions of others world-renowned artists, architects and designers as: Sou Fujimoto, who built one of the cornerstones of the pedestrian-centric area - Buiding’s Façade - inspired by the flowing movement of waterfalls and Miami’s tempestuous rain-squalls.
The German designer Konstanin Grcic, also contributed with his NETSCAPE, 2010. The interactive work consists of 24 beautiful hanging chairs which form a series of hammock-like swings that rock gently when used by visitors.
Another art expression is the stunning BUCKMINSTER FULLER FLY'S EYE DOME, a 24 feet fiberglass sphere, designed by Buckminster Fuller. This work became the key element of the District.
The multi-talented architect, designer, painter and city planner, Le Corbusier is also in the area. A huge fiberglass sculpture was designed, by the French artist Xavier Veilhan, to honor Le Corbusier.
Among so many artistic expressions there, my favorite is the Charles Chaplin, by Mr Brainwash, which are in front of Hublot store. It’s amazing!
Luxury & Fashion
Hermés, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Hublot, Tag-Heuer, Tom Ford, Valentino, Tiffany & Co, Bulgari, Céline, Cartier, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Versace and Harry Winston are a few steps from each other. And, more luxury and fashion brands are joining in the neighborhood, Dior, for example! It’s a fashion paradise!
High end Interior Design
There you can also find the desired Armani Casa, Casa Fendi, Holly Hunt, Lladró, Luminaire, The Rug Company and Vitra.
Wine & Dine
Some of the best restaurants and Coffees are there. Among them, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink (love it), the world famous Ladurée (love it), Harry’s Pizzeria and Cypress Tavern.
And more are coming, like chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Kitchen, and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon.
So, if you like design, architecture, fashion, art and food, the Miami Design District is the perfect place for you!
I utterly love hanging out there. It’s a stunning neighborhood.