Artefacto scores Coral Gables design approval to build showroom along US 1

Artefacto is currently based nearby at the Shops at Merrick Park

TRD MIAMI /
Feb.February 15, 2017 02:15 PM

Luxury furnishings firm Artefacto received approval from the Coral Gables Design Review Committee for a new showroom along U.S. 1.

The contemporary building will be built on a vacant property Artefacto CEO Paulo Bacchi owns on South Dixie Highway adjacent to the Collection’s used car showroom. Bacchi’s Haswell Properties LLC paid $2.67 million for the lots at 101 South Dixie Highway in 2011, records show.

Artefacto is currently based nearby at the Shops at Merrick Park. The new building, a 40,000-square-foot, two-story showroom, will be designed by Domo Architecture + Design, principals Francisco Llado and Robert Moehring told The Real Deal. The project received design approval last week for a contemporary structure that twists in both directions of traffic. Behar-Font and Partners is the architect of record.

“We wanted to maximize exposure in both directions,” Moehring said. The second floor is rotated to northbound traffic, while the first floor is rotated to southbound traffic. The South Dixie Highway corridor in Coral Gables/South Miami is seeing an uptick in commercial activity over the past two years, including new mixed-use projects and record sales.

Domo has been working with the Brazilian firm on the project for about eight months, Llado told TRD. Each room in the showroom will be laid out like in a home. “This is going to be innovative. One of the challenges is that a chair would look very small” in a typical showroom, he said. “When you purchase furniture, it’s already to scale.”

A ramp will connect to the loading area on the second floor. Moehring told TRD they plan to incorporate natural materials and green walls in the design.

Last year, TRD and Artefacto partnered to host an intimate discussion about the “global citizen” at a Palazzo Del Sol unit the design firm furnished on Fisher Island. Artefacto and Domo have also worked together in the past, like on the spec home at 4395 Pine Tree Drive, which sold for $19.5 million in December 2015.

Artefacto, which also has U.S. stores in Aventura and Doral, has 12 locations in Brazil, according to its website. Bacchi could not immediately be reached for comment.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
6312 Riviera Drive and Jeff Conry (Realtor)

Lift off: Charter airline prez buys waterfront Coral Gables mansion for $15M

Lift off: Charter airline prez buys waterfront Coral Gables mansion for $15M
340 Leucadendra Drive and Mocca's Alex Pirez (inset)

Mocca Construction pays $12M for half-built Gables Estates spec mansion

Mocca Construction pays $12M for half-built Gables Estates spec mansion
90 Leucadendra Drive with Lee Scott Millstein and Sylvie Millstein (David Hernandez - REWS, Getty)

Private equity exec, fashion designer pay $22M for Gables Estates mansion

Private equity exec, fashion designer pay $22M for Gables Estates mansion
From left: Brian Kingston, Irving Padron and Merrick Park

Brookfield sues to evict Irving Padron’s Submarket Realty from Merrick Park

Brookfield sues to evict Irving Padron’s Submarket Realty from Merrick Park
Samark Jose Lopez Bello, 325 Leucadendra Drive (Credit: Google Maps)

Seized home of alleged frontman for drug launderer sells for $12M

Seized home of alleged frontman for drug launderer sells for $12M
Frank Del Rio and 272 Marinero Court (LPG Lifestyle Production Group)

Norwegian Cruise Line CEO sells Cocoplum mansion for $7M

Norwegian Cruise Line CEO sells Cocoplum mansion for $7M
From left: Magnus Jennemyr, Timo Khammash, and Irving Padron

Engel & Völkers cuts ties with managing broker, expands to Coconut Grove

Engel & Völkers cuts ties with managing broker, expands to Coconut Grove
Renderings of the projects and Greg West

ZOM buys land in Coral Gables, West Palm for senior living projects

ZOM buys land in Coral Gables, West Palm for senior living projects
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...