Hermès new fashion store at Miami design District, inspired by Nature
As Miami readies itself for Art Basel and Design Miami, the city’s Design District has been filling in apace. What was – even just a year ago – a patchwork of luxury stores has become a neighbourhood unto itself. From his fourth floor office window overlooking the district, real estate developer Craig Robins points out the highlights: restaurants there, art galleries here, and shops everywhere, with hotels and plazas on the way. One of the big markers of change was the recent opening of a new Hermès boutique. Designed by Paris-based architecture firm RDAI, the boutique is a glass-clad volume surrounded by a grove of steel rods, all painted white and varying in thickness. Today, we present you this amazing boutique! The three-storey Hermès boutique includes a ground-level space for Saint-Louis, the preeminent European glass-and crystal-making company, and a rooftop terrace, planted with trees. RDAI also included a tree in an alcove on street level, which will provide dappled shade in the store and on the sidewalk. ‘I wanted it to seem like we organised the building around a tree,’ explains Montel.