this two-bedroom boutique apartment designed by alessandro isola is located at the edition, a prestigious oceanfront tower in miami beach. it features a bespoke use of high-quality white leather and brushed white stained oak, matching the sleek and luxurious style of the building. the predominately white space infused by a sea color palette helps to animate the room with changing patterns of sunlight, creating a calm and pure environment.
tree trunk filled with resin
all images by kris tamburello
the social heart of the apartment by alessandro isola begins in the living room with its floor-to-ceiling windows providing a breath-taking ocean view. a 5-meter long oak trunk has been specifically selected and then cut to create individual seats, bench and coffee table. the natural cracks of the timber that follows continuously through the different sections of the trunk have been skilfully filled with a layer of resin that accentuates the cuts, conceptually representing the merging of land and water.
the master bedroom has been designed with two aspects in mind: a private space in which to retreat, and a social lounge allowing guests to comfortably enjoy the miami beach view. the internal partition of the bedroom has been removed in order to create open space, and two sides of the room have been clad with a rhythmical sequence of vertical brushed white stained oak panels to hide the wardrobe and the utility cabinet. these panels slowly dematerialize towards the terrace, revealing an inner core of horizontal shelves with hidden led strips. during the darker hours, the light gradually emerges from the wall, creating a more dynamic environment. the room becomes a stage with the central 4-meter long white leather bespoke platform, functioning as a bed but also as a lounge area strategically placed to give a perfect view of miami beach and downtown.
the gradient tones of the sea have been transferred into a rhythmical sequence of custom made aluminium profiles creating a bookshelf. on one side all the vertical parts are pure white, on the other side the color gradually appears, playing with the perception and the ever changing impression according to the user movement within the space. the bookshelf leads you into the second bedroom–specifically designed to be able to have, in a very limited space, four beds for the youngest. the idea was to create a bedroom as pure as possible, without the bunk beds being obvious. the entire room has been built with white leather panelling, creating a soft inviting cocoon in which the kids can play and sleep. cleverly located strip lights create an atmosphere of calmness during the darker hours.
bunk beds found in the second bedroom
color gradient bookshelf
master bedroom view from the terrace
master bedroom view from living room
edited by: juliana neira | designboom