Philippe Starck, UrvanX
A boutique hotel brand decided to extend its reach in Miami and create an iconic 55 story landmark in the burgeoning cultural district of Brickell. The lighting had to pair with a vast range of interior design styles. Glare-free sources were used to keep focus on decorative elements. The blue façade markers were fitted with custom house-side shields to prevent spill into guestrooms. Amenities spaces included a screening room, billiards room, party room, gym, spa, and skydeck pool, which all fell under the lighting designer’s scope. Each of these spaces employed the same prescriptive design approach of accenting the unique interior and architectural design, while concealing light sources as much as possible.