• Lafayette 148 has opened a store in Brickell City Centre in Miami. The storefront of the 2,100-sq.-ft. space was built to withstand hurricane force winds. The upper glass transoms allow the store ambiance to spill out into the mall.

  • Designed by Westchester, Ill.-based Charles Sparks + Co., the concept is “SoHo meets Miami,” to play on the brand’s New York roots and its headquarters in SoHo. It features a minimalist aesthetic and a sense of casual luxury.

  • “Windows” were used as room dividers in the style of exterior windows found in city lofts to “create the sense of light, perspective and space beyond,” Designer Charles Sparks said. The result is a sequence of portals connecting rooms and small light-filled spaces along walls that feel intimate and loft-like.

  • Windows along the walls of the windowless space create a sense of the outside-in.

  • Seating, upholstery selections, art work, area rugs, loose tables, merchandise fixtures and showcases were all curated with the brand DNA in mind. Everything was designed and selected to communicate bespoke quality, in the classic modernist traditions.

  • Lighting was designed with the ability to tune color and output for time of day and for setting scenes to amplify mood and ambiance.

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