I wanted a one-off store that fused Miami with Montebello
creating a space with a modern sense of colour, calmness and joy.
– Daniel Lee, Bottega Veneta Creative Director
Bottega Veneta has opened its first store by Creative Director Daniel Lee and the firm’s first in Miami located the heart of the Miami Design District.
Lee was inspired by process, purity, color, clarity, and the contrast of materials to define Bottega Veneta’s new space. The intention was to maximize the light of Miami while showcasing the product in total transparency.
Outside the Bottega Veneta logo was done in green Verde Chianti lettering to ad refinement to the rough-cut exterior. A high-gloss green frame is offset by an oversized brass buckle, reimagined as a door handle.
Inside surfaces juxtapose raw and refined materials; plaster and marble, concrete and brass, plywood and leather, resin and reclaimed wood. Terrazzo Palladiano flooring is patterned in Verde Guatemala, Bianco di Carrara, Verde Alpi, and Nero Marquina marble while stark white shelves are a blank canvas to display product.
Accessories sit on tables with Bottega blue finish, ready to wear hangs from bars anchored by marble slabs, women on the ground level, men on upper, and eyewear is set within blue mirror panels.
The pink plaster and marble stairwell leads to the warmth of reclaimed wood flooring on the upper floor. A rich ochre leather padded bench, and Murano glass and blue resin side-table, are sat on custom-cut rugs with bold yellow and orange highlights.
Miami Design District
135 NE 41St Street
Miami, Fl 33137
Photos | Robin Hill, Courtesy Bottega Veneta