Paola Lenti Opens Sprawling Miami Flagship in Wynwood
The new 7,000-square-foot showroom was designed as a concept house with meticulous attention to every detail
Esteemed Italian design company Paola Lenti has recently expanded its North American footprint, bringing its ultra-chic offerings to a sprawling flagship in sunny South Florida, following new locations in California and Massachusetts. “The Miami store is designed as a concept house where, with meticulous attention to every detail, from the smallest accessory to the architectural ensemble, we present our global design philosophy,” says CEO Anna Lenti.
The glistening 7,000-square-foot space, which made its debut during the most recent Miami Art Week with new pieces by the Campana Brothers, is located in the city’s lively Wynwood neighborhood, known for its abundance of street art and the famous Wynwood Walls. Once inside, polished concrete floors and neutral walls offer the perfect complement to vibrant vignettes featuring the brand’s colorful furnishings and accessories. To open the showroom, Paola Lenti teamed up with partner Casual Furniture Group.
Notably, the flagship is adjoined by a lush 4,000-square-foot garden planted with palm trees and other native flora. The aim is not only to meet the growing demand in the residential sector thanks to Miami’s recent surge in popularity, but also to create a base for drawing in yachting professionals by showcasing the company’s array of luxurious outdoor furnishings.
“Florida’s climate, with its elevated humidity and increased exposure to UV rays, will also give us the ideal opportunity to showcase the performance of our products,” adds Lenti. “Created to withstand even the harshest conditions, our technical yarns and exclusive materials have been particularly embraced by the yachting sector, where very high resistance standard are requested.”
Among the new introductions is the Jardín collection, initially conceived as a cultural undertaking that transcended a simple furniture collection. Composed of three seating options, the line was inspired by the organic shapes imagined by visionary Cuban designer Clara Porset for the Acapulco Hotel Pierre Marqués in 1957 and later on presented at The Milan Triennial XI. Paola Lenti reinterpreted this seminal project while maintaining its original energy, thanks in part to Professor Jorge Vadillo, who manages the Clara Porset Archive in Mexico.
To christen the space, the brand populated the showroom with pieces from the eco-chic Metamorfosi collection, which debuted at the 2022 Salone del Mobile and was designed by Estúdio Campana’s Fernando and Humberto Campana, the latter of whom passed away in December. Featuring a special array of unique pieces—five seating options and one tapestry—that blended art and design, the collection represented an important step in Paola Lenti’s commitment to becoming more environmentally friendly across design and production.
Indeed, the socially-responsible pieces utilize remnants otherwise destined for landfill and provide employment opportunities for those at risk of marginalization. Conceived by both brands as a way to be more environmentally conscious of using raw materials, this collection furthers a harmonious dialogue between innovation, craftsmanship, and social responsibility.
Visit Paola Lenti Miami at 3026 N. Miami Avenue.