Brickell Flatiron, the luxury condo tower in Brickell which is shaped somewhat like the famous Flatiron Building in New York, was completed in October of last year, but just received its art collection, which graces its lobby and public spaces.
MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ART COLLECTION UNVEILED AT MIAMI’S NEWEST ARCHITECTURAL GEM, BRICKELL FLATIRON
Exclusive works created by world-renowned contemporary artists are now on display at the 64-story luxury condominium tower in Downtown Miami’s Brickell Financial District.
MIAMI, FL – July 30, 2020 – Milan-born developer and CMC Group founder Ugo Colombo recently completed the installation of a multi-million art collection at his newly opened Brickell Flatiron tower in Downtown Miami. The privately commissioned permanent collection features a series of exclusively produced large-scale paintings and sculptures by New York artist Julian Schnabel, as well as signature pieces by Italian artist Carlos Battaglia and Italian photographer Marco Glaviano, which are displayed throughout the 64-story building’s grand lobby and public amenity spaces. Works by Battaglia and Glaviano add to Brickell Flatiron’s Italian sophistication and are complemented by the building’s sleek interiors and custom-designed furnishings created by Italian design architect Massimo Iosa Ghini.
“Brickell Flatiron’s signature art collection complements the building’s timeless elegance and sophisticated Italian style,” said developer Ugo Colombo, founder of CMC Group. “We’ve spared no detail or expense to deliver a memorable product for our residents, offering the highest caliber of quality and design that will withstand the test of time.”
Highlights from the collection include two dynamic pieces by Italian painter Carlo Battaglia: Visionario, 1968 and Visionario 7, 1969. Born on the Sardinian island of La Maddalena, Battaglia is best known for his abstract paintings from the 1960s, rich seascapes from the 1970s and ‘80s, and watercolor sketches of New York City made in late 2001.
A standout among Julian Schnabel’s custom prints and pastel-colored paintings at the tower is the iconic Sawtooth Lampssculpture from his 2014 collection, fashioned from cast and plate bronze. The American painter and filmmaker’s large-scale pieces are materially and thematically monumental, drawing on a wealth of influences from Cubism to the practice of Cy Twombly and themes such as sexuality, obsession, suffering, redemption, death, and belief. Crowded with paint drips, dynamic brushstrokes, and found materials including broken plates, textiles, tarpaulins, and velvet, many of Schnabel’s works combine painting and collage techniques.
Italian photographer Marco Glaviano also exhibits two framed prints at the luxury condominium, including Dizzy Gillespie in the 27th st. studio in New York, 1992 and Sonny Rollins at Umbria Jazz in Perugia,1998. The Sicily-born photographer and architect pioneered digital photography as the first to publish a digital picture in American Vogue in 1982. He’s worked for leading fashion magazines and brands on both sides of the Atlantic and has photographed some of the world’s best-known models, including Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Paulina Porizkova and Stephanie Seymour.
Brickell Flatiron’s architectural design is the brainchild of architect Luis Revuelta, who is behind many of Miami’s iconic high-rises including CMC Group’s Bristol Tower, Santa Maria and EPIC Residences & Hotel. On the inside, master Italian design architect Massimo Iosa Ghini uses inspiration from Revuelta’s curved façade to outline the tower’s sleek interiors and public amenity spaces, creating a seamless transition from exterior to interior.
Massimo Iosa Ghini uses light as a key element throughout the project with contrasting soft and bright lighting used to distinguish the indoor and outdoor spaces and create a comfortable yet refined atmosphere. Unique vignettes with curved interior lighting mimic Brickell Flatiron’s shape while various Italian marbles line the floors and walls, creating a beautiful sense of movement. Each space, object and fixture is designed with careful attention to detail and the highest quality materials, as the combination of raw elements such as onyx, ivory and stone with warm metals like brass, bronze and copper convey a minimalistic and pristine ambiance. The amenity spaces also feature select custom-designed furnishings created by Iosa Ghini himself, as well as imported pieces that were hand selected for their bespoke nature and superior craftsmanship.
The tower’s 64th-floor rooftop amenities encompass a Sky Spa, Sky Pool and Sky Gym with 360-degree panoramic views of the bay and downtown Miami’s glimmering cityscape. Residents have access to a host of therapeutic services and other offerings including private steam, sauna and locker facilities, a 6,300 square foot state-of-the-art fitness center with Pilates, spin and aerobics studios. Additional features include a resort-style lap pool and separate children’s pool on the 18th floor, private movie theater with stadium seating, billiards room and lounge, clubroom, full-time concierge and 24-hour valet parking, on-site vehicle washing and detailing, and electric car-charging stations.
Residences range from one-to-five bedrooms, with a limited collection of penthouses that include two-story duplex and three-story triplex units. Each unit comes equipped with the finest materials from around the world, soaring ceilings with recessed lighting, energy-efficient windows, and elliptical glass balconies.
Approximately 98% of the development’s 527 units have already been sold, which were originally priced from about $500,000 to $15.5 million. Remaining residences are available from $1.175 million to $2.35 million, and one upper duplex penthouse for $9.4 million.
For more information on Brickell Flatiron, please visit www.brickellflatiron.com or visit the project’s sales gallery at 1000 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131.