World-renowned architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica and highly regarded interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot bring decades of experience to bear on their designs for Elysee Miami. Fort-Brescia thoughtfully designed the 57-story tower to stand out on the Miami skyline while simultaneously serving as a tasteful monument to architecture’s ability to inspire. Deniot, meanwhile, took cues from Fort-Brescia’s designs to create what he describes as “classical contemporary” interiors that are serene, elegant and dramatic.
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Bernardo Fort-Brescia, known as one of the pioneers of globalization in the architecture profession, designed Elysee Miami to be instantly recognizable yet discreet – a tribute to design’s ability to lift the soul. “In this era of technology, this design challenges gravity and announces the triumph of man,” says Fort-Brescia, founding principal of Arquitectonica, the firm whose projects have helped define modern Miami. “At first glance the tower feels daring and maybe even whimsical, when in fact it is a monument to rationality.”
Featured on the ELLE Decor and AD 100 lists of the world’s pre-eminent talents in architecture and interior design, Jean-Louis Deniot has long been in the business of creating atmospheres. “What we’re producing inside completely suits what the architect is doing outside,” Deniot says. “His building was really a good source of inspiration. The interior décor is really made to fit the structure of the building.” Deniot’s interiors are awash with nods to other time periods, yet never typical or literal. Spontaneity and magic are de rigueur. Recognized worldwide for his emblematic interiors, Deniot plays in multiple repertoires, never sticking to purity of style. He lets his academic training translate into a vocabulary that is both informal and bold.