Ligne Roset in Miami’s Design District


 Jeffrey Bruno, Ligne Roset’s chief financial officer, reports that the firm has worked with many residents of the recently launched Canyon Ranch Living Miami Beach to furnish their luxury waterfront condos.

There’s a place in Miami’s Design District that, when first encountered, has been known to make a visitor feel like they’ve walked into St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome. Bathed in a well-lit glow, one feels a je ne sais quoi of awe. Captured in the beauty of it all, the mind flows where it wants to. Now don’t get me wrong, because it’s not that it’s a religious place, at least not in the strictest sense. This wide open space with the beautiful accoutrements is actually a temple of design.

To be precise, it’s the Ligne Roset Miami showroom, and even if you’re just walking past it, you can’t not turn your head and look in at the inventive, elegant, and comfortable modern furniture collections on display. A favorite among luxury design connoisseurs, this high-end, design-forward organization offers everything from coffee tables that transform to dining height and big, soft, colorful chairs to cool lighting and eclectically styled sofas that leave other brands standing in the dust.

Furnishing the world with exquisite, ingenious pieces for the modern dwelling, the retail company artfully collaborates with a dynamic mix of established designers and young, up-and-coming talents. Good furniture gives great pleasure, and Ligne Roset takes great pleasure in making great furniture. A major reason for this is that they’ve always worked with fascinating creators. The current choir of world-renowned designers includes Pascal Mourgue, Peter Maly, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Inga Sempé, Arik Levy and, of course, the award-winning French designer, Didier Gomez.

In fact, when Ligne Roset relocated from Coral Gables to the Design District in the summer of 2007, the design for the new 7,200-square-foot showroom (located at Oak Plaza’s two-story Twery Building) was put in the hands of Gomez. “We realized that the Design District had become the creative pulse of Miami,” says Lori Bruno, owner of the Ligne Roset Miami showroom. “This cutting-edge style and inspired philosophy are the backbone of the Ligne Roset concept, so it only made sense to move the showroom to the heart of this neighborhood. Didier Gomez has designed my favorite pieces in the line, so who better to create the vision for our store? Gomez is a genius of design, and I feel honored to have collaborated with him on this creation.”

Roset’s credo of fresh and dynamic creativity, fashion, and innovation is on great display in the showroom. There’s Confluences, a new collection by Peter Nigro. Peter Maly’s Lines sideboard, which took top honors in the residential storage category during the third annual Best of Year Awards: Designers’ Choice competition. Two occasional tables are poised to become Ligne Roset classics: Hide & Seek, by Swedish designer Sigrid Strömgren, is a set of playful occasional tables with a modern laser-cut motif, while the style of Pascal Mourgue’s Les Forets is more poetic in nature. Another favorite are dining chairs like Mourgue’s classic Biscia (reintroduced for a new generation of design lovers), and the exceptionally beautiful and comfortable Dressy by Delo Lindo. Yet another highlight is Pumpkin, designed by legendary designer Pierre Paulin. It’s a relaunch of a design originally part of the revolutionary redecoration of the Elysée Palace for Claude and Georges Pompidou.

What’s more, the credo has led to displays out of the showroom, specifically with models at two of South Florida’s newest and most desired properties: Canyon Ranch Living and Trump Grande Ocean Resort and Residences. “We are thrilled to have Ligne Roset display their furniture and accessories in our models,” says Gil Dezer, president of Trump Grande Ocean Resort and Residences. “Our typical buyer has an extremely sophisticated style and it makes a perfect match for the two great brands, Trump and Ligne Roset.”

Jeffrey Bruno, Ligne Roset’s chief financial officer, reports that the firm has worked with many residents of the recently launched Canyon Ranch Living Miami Beach to furnish their luxury waterfront condos. “Our owners have enjoyed a seamless transition to their new residences here through Ligne Roset’s comprehensive interior coordination,” says Mark Ross, project coordinator for WSG Develoment, the owner and developer of the nearly 600-unit luxury project. “Most of our owners live out of the area and are able to depend on our resources to manage the finishing of their new home remotely. We depend on Ligne Roset as a key alliance to accomplish this for them.”

It’s just another way that the company is successfully enriching the lifestyles of new legions of passionate converts. So if you’re a devotee of bold design, make a pilgrimage to worship at the design altar that is Ligne Roset.