Location: Design District, Miami
Designer: Studio Munge
On Offer: Miami’s Design District gets even buzzier this year with the arrival of Sofia. The southern sister to Toronto’s Sofia Yorkville, this latest boite from INK Entertainment (of Byblos, Amal, and Level 6 Rooftop fame) offers Italian fine dining within glammy interiors by Studio Munge. Its teak terrace, dotted with frilly pink umbrellas, will whet guests’ appetite, further stimulated by, say, a negroni siciliano sipped on an amethyst velvet-and-chrome stool beneath the custom tubular-resin light fixture at the Enigma marble-topped bar.
Standout Features: Sparing no luxury, Alessandro Munge specified a full five pink-and-white honed marbles for the floor, along with custom Barovier & Toso milky white glass chandeliers. In the pink dining room, mirrored columns and chrome cabinets offer frames not only for the rotating art collection whipped up by Taglialatella Galleries but also the fashionable guests twirling forkfuls of Chef Daniel Roy’s campanelle con aragosta or spooning their zeppole with pistachio gelato. For those craving intimacy, Munge tucked away blush-red niches and a private dining area with a sparkling chandelier by Rosie Li. “We conceived it as an art dealer’s entertainment pad,” Munge says. Mission accomplished.