Affectionately called “Uncle Karl” by supermodels and A-list celebrities, iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld – is making his United States interior design debut at The Estates at Acqualina.
Lagerfeld is providing the creative vision behind the lobbies inside The Estates’ state-of-the-art North and South towers. Drawing on Miami’s Art Deco architectural heritage and the pastel colors of the sea, sky and sunset, he has filtered this inspiration through his own taste to create a truly unique vision that exudes both opulence and playfulness.
For the South Tower, at 777 Via Acqualina, Lagerfeld’s composition includes cascading chandeliers, reflective hammered metal floors, one-of-a-kind mosaic rugs, custom skylights and a lush fountain flowing over a tiered topiary with white flowers.
“The lobbies will ‘set the stage’ for the most prestigious and fashionable address in America,” said Jules Trump, developer of The Estates at Acqualina. “You will find precious and rare materials, delicate craftsmanship, unerringly and sophisticated style. You’ll also find unexpected and whimsical details that bring a frisson of excitement and delight. This is one of Mr. Lagerfeld’s supreme talents, knowing how to create in a way that is both timeless and of-the-moment all at once.
With its 154 residences, the South Tower is slated for completion in 2020 as part of Phase I of the $1.5 billion project. At this time, The Estates will also debut the three story Villa Acqualina, flush with amenities, including a speakeasy, oceanfront restaurant, ice skating rink, bowling lanes and movie theater.
Lagerfeld’s lobbies will spill onto 5.6 oceanfront acres of landscaped grounds and gardens with multiple Infinity pools, a Flowrider wave simulator, basketball court, bocce court, dog park and soccer field. They’ll also connect residents to their luxurious homes within 50-story towers.
Photographs of Roman fountains and arches taken by Lagerfeld taken by Lagerfeld are sketched onto wall panels and ceiling screens inside the South Tower’s lobby. With a color palette of cerulean blue, silver, grey, white and pale pink, the lobby evokes a Roman piazza with contemporary flourishes.
For Lagerfeld, “Lobbies serve two purposes: They are the first impression of a building and a common living room for socializing.” And, thanks to his expertise and passion for design, they will most certainly make a statement at The Estates at Acqualina.