Miami’s First Ladies of Development Come Out for Artefacto’s 4th Annual Design House

_Lais and Paulo Bacchi
Lais and Paulo Bacchi

Haute Living’s Haute 100 list was well represented at Artefacto’s 4th Annual Design House, in which 10 of Miami’s most important ladies designed vignettes along acclaimed interior designers at Artefacto’s 20,000 square foot showroom in Coral Gables. For example, Sara Colombo worked with Fabio Morozini while Ana Cristina Defortuna worked with Christina Hamoui assisted by Avant Design Group. Artefacto owner Paulo Bacchi donated $50,000 amongst the ladies’ preferred charitable causes. Christy Martin’s charity of choice was the American Cancer Society while Mariana Grosskopf chose Hand in Hand, Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel. The Ladies of the House will have their exhibition on display at the Artefacto showroom for 11 months.

Who worked with whom? Here’s a cheat sheet:

Sara Colombo – Project: Brickell Flatiron, Charity: Best Buddies with Fabio Morozini

 Ana Cristina Defortuna –  Project: Jade Signature, Charity: Miami Children’s Hospital with Christina Hamoui, assisted by Avant Design Group

 Lorena Dezer –  Project: Porsche Design Tower Miami, Charity: Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, with Cristina & Monica Souza

 Angela Birdman –  Project: One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects, Charity: Pérez Art Museum Miami with Marisol Pinto

 Mariana Grosskopf – Project: Château Beach Charity: Hand in Hand, Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel with Daniela Saliba

 Christy Martin – Project: Park Grove, Charity: American Cancer Society with Mirtha Arriaran

 Nina Miguel Project: Louver House,  Charity: Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center with Luciana Junqueira

 Anshu Motwani – Project: Miami World Center, Charity: City Year Miami, with Hernan Arriaga

 Katrina Peebles – Project: The Bath Club Estates, Charity:  Communities in Schools Miami, with Luciana Fragali

Estefania Rosso – Project: Paraiso Bayviews, Charity: South Florida After-School All-Stars


Photos by Alberto Tamargo