The Miami Design District’s New Luxury Development

The transformation of the Miami Design District into the ultimate destination for cutting-edge fashion, art, design and culture continues. Construction on Phase III of development has neared completion with highlights including the extension of the pedestrian Paseo Ponti north to 41st Street, anchored by Paradise Plaza. The new art-filled plaza features retail buildings designed by Freeland Buck, Tolila+Gilliland, Johnston Marklee and MOS.

More luxury and fashion brands have joined the ranks of Hermès, Dior, Bulgari, Céline, Cartier, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Loewe, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton and Harry Winston who are already established in the neighborhood. Recently debuted in the Miami Design District during the fall of 2017 are top brands like Gucci, Joseph, Rag & Bone, and Eres along with brand new flagship stores for Prada and Rick Owens.

A variety of destination restaurants are making their way to the neighborhood, helping to heighten the neighborhood as the epicenter of Miami cuisine like chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's ABC Kitchen, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, and Ember and Kaido by Food & Wine Magazine's best new chef Brad Kilgore.

The new Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA) building by Spanish architects Aranguren & Gallegos recently debuted on 41st Street joining the Design District's vibrant cultural offerings of public art and design including; the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, installations by John Baldessari, The Buckminster Fuller Institute, Konstantin Grcic, Zaha Hadid, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Marc Newson, Xavier Veilhan, Sol Lewitt and Urs Fischer. Facing the new ICA building will be Museum Garage and its distinct façades designed by Clavel Arquitectos; J. Mayer H.; K/R, Keenen Riley; Nicolas Buffe; Sagmeister & Walsh and WORK AC.

The Miami Design District spans an 18-square block neighborhood that is currently home to more than 60 luxury boutiques and a dozen restaurants occupying approximately 700,000 square-feet of mixed-use commercial space. The next phase of development will add just over 250,000 square-feet of high-end retail space, a 119-room hotel and a new 900-car parking structure.

Design continues to be a cornerstone of the neighborhood with new showrooms scheduled to join an already notable design community including Armani Casa, Fendi Casa, Citco, Kartell, Holly Hunt, Oranare, Lladró, Luminaire, and The Rug Company.