The Miami Design District is a creative neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, art, architecture and dining experiences. It is home to more than 170 flagship stores including Chanel, Hermes, Dior, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, and more, making it one of the world’s greatest shopping areas. The vision for a rejuvenated Design District – responsive to its historic, urban and tropical context – was codified into an urban master plan developed by award-winning master planners Duany Plater-Zyberk, with the additional participation of architects including Sou Fujimoto, Aranda/Lasch, Aranguren & Gallegos, K/R, Johnston Marklee. The Miami Design District is dedicated to creative collaborations and its public art and design program comprises works by Buckminster Fuller, Zaha Hadid, John Baldessari, Marc Newson, Konstantin Grcic, Xavier Veilhan, Urs Fisher and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and others. The Miami Design District's landscape masterplan by Island Planning Corporation comprises lush green spaces, rooftop gardens, an impressive Palm collection, and streets lined with indigenous canopy trees, offering shade and a lowered ambient climate. As Miami becomes increasingly known for its own rich culture, the growth of the Miami Design District further reflects how the city is deserving of its place on the global stage.
Design Miami/ Paris Featured Project
Miami Design District presents: EXPRESSION. SERVICE. ESSENCE.
by Samuel Ross
The essence of sculpture is to project and endow the spirit, with a sense of being, it is to radiate and project a plethora of human allegories, often bridging space, time and location - a matter that escapes vernacular and revitalizes the soul.
Dr. Samuel Ross on the importance of public space