Monday, December 1, 2014
On Monday, December 1 Luminaire celebrated 30 years in Coral Gables by unveiling its latest project: a dynamic interior renovation of its award winning, 15,000 sqr ft., flagship showroom featuring a B&B Italia Miami mono-brand space. Inspired by renowned Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni and the Luminaire design team, the simplicity of Luminaire's new interior space facilitates an ethereal and spiritual sentiment amongst those who enter making the space part of one's third skin.

Attended by over 150 guests including prominent architects, designers and clients all coming together to commemorate the Luminaire experience; the renovated interior continues to be a background to the unparalleled collection of the best in contemporary design. B&B Italia's Miami mono-brand space spread across 7,000 sqr. ft. on the first floor of the flagship showroom reaffirms the two companies' 30 years relationship and the alignment of their vision and philosophies.

Originally opened in 1984, the Kassamali's built Luminaire's flagship store in Coral Gables. In the same year, the Miami Chapter of the AIA recognized the showroom with the Award of Honor in Architecture, while the AIA's Florida Association gave it the Award for Excellence in Architecture. The building, designed by Mateu Architects was created to showcase the company's philosophy that good design is a way of life, has continued to earn accolades from the AIA, garnering the Florida Association's 10-Year Test of Time Award in 1996, the 25-Year Test of Time Award from the Miami Chapter in 2008 and again from the Florida Association, the 25-Year Test of Time Merit Award of Excellence in 2012. And now in 2014, the new Luminaire interior, inspired by renowned Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni.

The interior project, the blend of architectural details and materials, and the interplay of light and shadow, give rise to a setting full of personality, with a strong, original and international image rich of ideas, proposals and solutions that inspire people and create environments that affect peoples lives.