Yesterday we gave you an inside look at Fendi’s fascinating "Craft Alchemy" installation at Design Miami, by designer Elisa Strozyk and artist Sebastian Neeb. Now, we step into the ultra-exclusive Collectors Lounge, which was hosted by Fendi for the first time this year. As an extension of Strozyk and Neeb’s installation, the design duo developed a unique sanctuary that honors their story of material metamorphosis while providing a retreat for elite collectors as they refuel in-between installation hopping.
From laser-cut motifs to leather-woven seats, the Palazzo Fendi’s spirit subtly infiltrates the room and never interferes with the goal of the guest’s visit. "What I love most about this year’s Collectors Lounge is that I instantly feel relaxed and inspired here, which is exactly what a lounge is supposed to achieve," said David Scott, a NY-based interior designer. "From the play on tradition, to the worn-in chairs and the gray painted walls, every touch seems thoughtful and sophisticated." Both "Craft Alchemy" and the Fendi Collectors Lounge are open through December 4.