Debuting in November, in time for this year's incarnation of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Design District is getting a set of "larger-than-life seating capsules with colorful, shaggy surfaces," a floating dome that looks like a disco ball, and "brightly hued wind chimes, hundreds of which will be hung like melody making ornaments," all by Miami-based architect Germane Barnes.
Omega, the luxury watch brand, is celebrating the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, which began today, by dressing up their store in the Miami Design District and scattering big Olympic-themed kchotchkies around the neighborhood. One of those is a diorama-like display near the shape of a giant fake pool meant to be an ode to Olympic swimming. Out in the sweltering Miami heat, without water, is it just a big blue tease?
Tri-Rail is coming to Downtown Miami sometime next year. When you consider that South Florida’s commuter rail network is finally accessing South Florida’s urban core, this is big news no matter how you slice it. First, Tri-Rail will head into Downtown Miami by taking an east-west rail line at 73rd Street and then heading south on the Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) tracks, thereby connecting it with the MiamiCentral rail terminal. But this is only the beginning
One part fine art raffle, one part kickin’ party, Locust Projects celebrates the 20th Anniversary edition of their annualSmash & Grab fundraiser. South Florida art collectors will convene at Locust Projects’ Design District gallery spaceto take part in the action on October 13 where participants buzz with anticipation as their names are called, inspiring an electrifying run for artwork from some of the top artists working today. This event, one of LocustProjects’ largest fundraisers, will fuel the organization’s innovative exhibitions and programs for this monumental, 20th Anniversary season.
The architecturally flamboyant Museum Parking Garage in the Miami Design District is almost done, and boy is it something else. Check out these pictures of the almost completed structure by Miami's truly great architectural photographer Robin Hill.
The real thing is at Paseo Ponti, the pedestrian mall in the Design District, and it's spectacular. The model was at this year's Design Miami fair near the entrance but easily missable. Did you see it? More photos after the jump.
Above the Design District’s Palm Court, a third-floor special event space was occupied by the Italian brewery Peroni for a four-day pop up promotional event last week. Described by Peroni as “a platform to celebrate creativity in all its forms and an epicenter of modern culture rooted in the timeless ideals of Italian style,” the space was an ode to postmodernism.
A three-storied, white arched palazzo in Miami’s Design District is the new flagship showroom for the Italian furniture parent company of the Fendi Casa, Bentley Home, and Trussardi Casa brands, the Luxury Living Group. The company threw a lavish opening party on Thursday, having been rescheduled in the wake of Hurricane Irma.