Where to Buy Furniture Pieces That Will Transform Your Home

Miami is home to branches of some of the most innovative furniture design stores in the world. Stores like Roche Bobois, which revolutionized the sectional sofa, and Artefacto, which draws inspiration from almost every corner of the world, are only some of the store’s where you can find pieces that will transform your home.

 

Roche Bobois

Roche Bobois started as a collaboration between the Roche and the Chouchan family in the early 1950s and what started as a modest family store in France, developed into an industry-changing brand and one of the today’s most famous upscale furniture stores. The store’s early collection of contemporary furniture selection was heavily influenced by Bauhaus designers, which you can still see traces of today. In 1971, Hans Hopfer brought Roche Bobois to the next level with the conception of the Mah Jong sofa. Known today as one of the most iconic sofas in the world, it was designed to be a part of the Roche Bobois “signature collection.” The revolutionary and adaptable sofa can be transformed between an armchair, sofa, lounge chair or bed. It serves as a place to “rest, play or lounge,” according to Roche Bobois. Over the years, the brand has collaborated with multiple fashion houses that have created custom prints for the Mah Jong collection, including Missoni Home, Kenzo Takada and Jean Paul Gaultier.

 

Roche Bobois Miami

450 Biltmore Way

Miami, FL 33134

 

Knoll

This world-renowned furniture store has been the number one destination for modern furniture pieces since 1938. This year marks Knoll’s 80th anniversary and although much time has passed since the Bauhaus era, the brand is still proving their commitment to the era’s modern and sustainable design principles through their current collection. The founders, Hans and Florence Knoll, were students at the Bauhaus School and the Cranbook Academy of the Art, which is where their unique style was born. Florence and her husband, Harry Hood Basset, the board Chairman of Southeast Bank at the time, were longtime residents of Gables Estates. The stylish couple constructed a 5.5-acre estate with five bedrooms and six and a half baths on a private waterfront cove in 1972. The property, located at 1 Arvida Parkway, is one of the most prestigious in all of Miami to this day.

 

Throughout the years, the brand has collaborated with multiple designers including David Rockwell, Antenna Design, Barber Osgerby and Formway Design. The store specializes in both residential and workplace furniture design. Florence Knoll was a pioneer in workplace design as she is credited with the idea of “the modern office.” The store is also considered amongst the most environmentally friendly and conscious in the furniture industry. Their environmental initiatives’ three pillars are climate change, third-party certification and environmentally sensitive materials. The brand’s continuous efforts to be environmentally friendly has been a grand success as they have exceeded their goal in reducing their emission of greenhouses gasses by a whopping 23 percent through what they call the Carbon Disclosure Project.

 

Knoll

200 Biscayne Blvd #1700

Miami, FL 33131

 

Artefacto

In just 40 years, Artefacto has made a world-wide impression in the interior design industry. With retail stores in Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean and the United States and plans to expand to Africa, Europe and the Middle East in the next few years, Artefacto is a global destination for high design furniture pieces. The store’s pieces infamously combine contemporary elements from northern Italy, the charm of southern France, the simplicity of Asian design and the laid-back style of Brazil.

 

Artefacto Coral Gables

4440 Ponce de Leon Blvd #1600

Coral Gables, FL 33146

 

Artefacto Aventura

17651 Biscayne Bay

Aventura, FL 33160

 

BoConcept

With multiple locations scattered across the world, this Danish furniture store is redefining modern and contemporary furniture. Originally founded in Paris in 1993, the store prides itself on its ability to provide customized pieces for clients. Products purchased at BoConcept can be perfectly customized and fitted to fulfill the client’s vision for their home. All BoConcept stores offer a wide selection of sofas, chairs, tables, storage units, beds and accessories.

 

BoConcept Miami

800 Brickell Ave #107

Miami, FL 33131

Boating Destinations in Miami

Our portfolio of luxurious Miami listings features a number of waterfront homes. These homes are not only located in prestigious neighborhoods, but have direct bay access giving waterfront home and boat owners various beautiful destinations to visit during their downtime no more than an hour away. Whether it’s a family day at Mashta Flats or a whisking a client off to lunch on the Miami River, this city has it all!

 

Nixon/Mashta Flats

Located off the coast of Key Biscayne, this area of sandbars is a very popular weekend spot for Miami locals. You’ll catch family friends tying up to one another barbequing off the side of their boats as well as mega-yachts full of families and friends enjoying the weekend together. The area is called Mashta Flats because of its proximity to Key Biscayne’s Mashta Island but the area is also commonly referred to as Nixon Beach. President Richard Nixon was very fond of Miami, Key Biscayne in particular, and purchased a home on the exclusive island, which was eventually nicknamed The Winter White House. Nixon’s expansive compound overlooked the Mashta Flats, which eventually resulted in the area being nicknamed Nixon Beach.

 

Located just 1 mile south of Mastha Flats is an area of historic wood stilt homes called Stiltville. Built as early as 1930, only 7 of these historic homes remain.

 

Miami River

The Miami River is home to many of Miami’s most notable fish restaurants. Located in the heart of Downtown Miami, this 5.5 mile-long river flows directly into Biscayne Bay near the Port of Miami. The earliest known inhabitants of the river are the Tequesta Indians, who built their mounds near the north bank of the river, but today popular hangouts and restaurants like The Wharf, American Social, Casa Blanca, Garcia’s Seafood and Seaspice inhabit the area. The Wharf, which just recently opened, is an open-air space along the river with various food trucks, an over-sized bar area, ping-pong tables, cornhole and dock space. The trendy spot is very popular among Miami locals, who usually arrive via boat or yacht, on the weekends.

 

Elliot Key

Technically the northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Elliot Key is a popular weekend destination for boaters. The land was originally home to the Tequesta Indians and later on occupied by pineapple farmers only to become a US National Park with dock slips, camping grounds, barbeques and more.

 

Haulover Park

Opened in 1948, Haulover Park is known throughout Miami as both a beautiful destination and area of family-friendly activities. Located in North Miami Beach, this 177-acre park is one of two public beach parts operated by Miami-Dade County and boasts over 1.4 miles of beachfront. The park is especially known for kite flying and is very popular on Tuesday evenings for Food Truck Tuesdays.

Quiet: The Ultimate Luxury

Money can buy you almost anything in the world, from the latest designer fashion wear to the fastest sports car known to man, but is one of the things people most desire and struggle to find? Increased private space, i.e. quiet.

 

Quiet is now among the world’s most precious commodities in the luxury market as well as in the world in general. Communities that offer privacy and “quiet,” while still being in the heart of a major city are rare, but still do exist. In Miami, an example of such a prized community is Gables Estates. Surrounded by oak trees and located directly on Biscayne Bay, this extravagant community is one of the most exclusive in the world. It consists of 164 homes, situated on spacious acre plus lots and offers residents luxurious amenities, including 24-hour security, deep water docks with no bridges to the bay and almost immediate access to the Gulfstream, Bahamas and beyond. Residents of Gables Estates maintain a luxurious and tranquil lifestyle, while living minutes away from the trendy restaurants of Miami’s Design District, the sandy beaches of Miami Beach, the upscale shopping of Merrick Park and Bal Harbour. It is also ideally and conveniently located only a few minutes from Miami International Airport.

 

The Miami Real Estate team is equipped with the hard-to-acquire attributes and connections that will find you the personal quiet oasis of your dreams. Contact us to learn more about our centrally located, but away from the “bustle” listings.