Normann Copenhagen showroom by Tabanlıoğlu Architects, Miami – Florida

December 13th, 2016 by retail design blog

In order to build a worldwide communication between cultures, intellectual dialogue is precious in the 21st century. Architectural style that combines various approaches with modern social requirements is the most appealing theme for contemporary architects; solidarity between the design communities of different cultures blend together both inheritance and innovation. Meeting at venues like Design Miami, art, architecture, design and engineering professionals establish the global platform to interact enabling, sharing and exchange of ideas and experiences in cultural life and urban trends. At the center of the global design forum, and next to Art Basel in Miami, designing Collectors Lounge of DESIGN MIAMI, specific to year in 2016, TA_ celebrates the merge of design, art and architecture by the creative Flamingo Lounge, providing a space for relaxation and interval, moreover, a convenient and an ingenious space to meet.

Incorporating elements of contemporary opportunities while respecting local values is indispensable, moreover, inclusion of diverse languages enriches the original and defines the future. The aesthetic for the Flamingo Lounge is inspired by a number of diverse sources, from the flamboyant panache of cult filmmaker John Waters, to the utilitarian minimalism of Mies van der Rohe and the colorful liquidity of Gaetano Pesce. TA_’s perception of Miami style and culture developed into the design of the lounge, giving it a playful yet severely abstract feel. The proportions and spatial qualities of the space as well as the environmental data of Miami have been major guidelines for the design. Single material and color used throughout 100m² space; the floor and the furniture all cast in the same candy pink resin, so that the space appears to be carved out of a solid, yet apparently liquid, block.

The long rectangular space is broken up into zones, each represented by a separate piece of furniture that also doubles as an archetypal symbol, evoking primitive geometric characters with a language that goes beyond their pure function, conveying multiple levels of meaning for each visitor. The pieces of furniture are stripped to their bare minimum, existing as abstract, primitive geometries. They attempt to function not only as utilitarian objects but also as symbols and archetypes that are a means of complex communication with multiple levels of meaning. Entitled The Flamingo Lounge, beyond its functional and aesthetic significance, the design is also a picture of interaction between various cultures and people.

Design: Tabanlıoğlu Architects

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