Wynwood Design Lab opening in MiamiMay 29, 2015
Article courtesy of homeaccentstoday.com
The Wynwood Design Lab, a new shopping concept for luxury buyers of art and home furnishings, is opening its doors to members and partners this November in the Seminole building located in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami.
“The Wynwood Design Lab is not a retail store nor is it intended to be a design center,” said Christi Tasker, co-owner of the Wynwood Design Lab. “Rather, it is a living laboratory where a constantly transitioning duo of landscape architects and renowned interior designers will collaborate to give key luxury buyers and specifiers the best that the world of home furnishings and building materials has to offer, and to see it in real lifestyle applications.
“The Lab will also provide our vendor partners an opportunity to grow their brands through hosted events during high profile Miami Art District and Miami Design District events during the year. Manufacturer representatives will also be able to meet with their clients to show products suitable for the luxury consumer beyond traditional means.”
The Wynwood Design Lab presents a curated selection of original art, one-of-a-kind high-end furniture, home décor, appliances and accessories from around the world, featured within a 2,500 sq.-ft. interior lifestyle setting. The space includes a 1,600-sq-ft. gallery and a 500-sq.-ft. live art demonstration area, as well as a 2,700-sq.-ft. outdoor garden.
The lab aims to provide “a unique VIP experience for key hospitality purchasers, high-end retail buyers, upscale interior designers with their A-list celebrity clients, and provide a space in Wynwood for high-end luxury brands to host events,” according to a press release.
Miami’s Wynwood Arts District was selected for the first lab location because “it is one of the most dynamic and leading art districts in the world and renowned for its modernism and style,” Tasker said.
The Wynwood Design Lab has partnered with notable designers including Erinn Valencich, aka Erinn V., and landscape architect and Brother vs. Brother winner David Font. These designers will architect, design and curate stylized settings that will be changed quarterly.
The lab is located at 120 NW 25th St. in Miami and is open by appointment only with a 24-hour notice through the participating vendors and their reps. Membership requests will be available in the next 30 days at WynwoodLab.com. Manufacturer participants and vendors for the first period, which ranges from October through December, will be chosen during the last week of May. Artists will be chosen and announced by the end of June.