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The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach Art Studio

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach Unveils First-Ever Residential Art Studio

April 16, 2016

First art room by Piero Lissoni, the iconic Italian architect and designer

Miami, FL – Forget million-dollar art on the walls, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach is unveiling an art studio—the first one in the world in a residential development and the first one by Piero Lissoni, the iconic Italian architect and designer.

Buyers will be able to connect with their inner Picasso—Pablo or Paloma—in the Art Studio, which may include easels for painting, wall space for canvases, a stone surface for sculpting, a table for jewelry making and beading as well as a working sink. There is also a wall of light that imitates north faced natural light, which is optimum for art, 24/7.  Additionally, the space will boast a library filled with art books for inspiration.

“I liked the idea of having a simple and calm space. A quiet room to create,” said Lissoni.

Miami artist and sculptor Tatiana Blanco, who advised Lissoni on the working elements for the Art Studio, envisions the space will inspire people to express themselves.  “Many people say ‘I used to do art, and I don’t have time anymore.’ Having an art studio in your building is like having a gym downstairs. No more excuses.”  

“Condominium developments have media and gaming rooms but no rooms for artistic expression,” noted Ricardo Dunin, founding partner, Lionheart Capital, the developer of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, which is now more than 50 percent sold at prices that range from $2 million to $40 million for the Lissoni-designed condominium residences and single-family villas. “There is a need in society now for more hands-on creative work. You don’t have to be a professional artist to do art, the same way you don’t have to be a professional basketball player to play basketball,” continued Dunin.

Residents will also have the opportunity to draw inspiration from The Residences’ seven acres of tropically-landscaped gardens, pools and private boat dockages set on a quiet corner where lake, ocean and waterway meet.

Art Studio programming will include private and group classes, art talks and trips, and onsite exhibits of residents’ work.

“Art is good for the mind on the subconscious level,” continued Blanco. “People will do art if the set up is there, and it is easy.”

“Art is like therapy,” added Dunin. “Everyone needs an outlet.”

About The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach

The Residences are Piero Lissoni’s first architectural project in the U.S. and are being designed with award-winning Miami architecture firm ADD Inc. This expansive, amenity-rich property will feature gardens, pools, entertainment spaces and 36 private boat dockages for 111 condominium residences and 15 single-family villas. The two-to-five-bedroom homes range in size from 1,700 to over 11,000 square feet, and a selection of 60 unique floor plans, with striking interiors also custom-designed by Lissoni Associati. The Residences are priced from $2 million to over $40 million and are scheduled to be completed in 2016. Premier Sales Group, Inc. and ONE Sotheby’s International Realty are the exclusive sales agents. Address: 4701 North Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140 | Telephone: 305-953-9500

About Lionheart Capital

The principals of Lionheart Capital combined bring more than 50 years of experience to the acquisition, development, repositioning and marketing of real estate assets totaling over $4 billion in the United States, Brazil, China and the Caribbean. Recent ultra-luxury developments include The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Singer Island, Palm Beach and Le Sereno hotel in St. Barths.


Lissoni Associati and By Lissoni offer a 360-degree approach unifying integrated planning, architectural and interior design, concept development, space programming, project management and creative services under a single umbrella.  Their Brand Partner Portfolio includes Maserati, Michelin star-rated chef DavideOldani, and San Lorenzo Yachts. Headed by Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni and his partner Nicoletta Canesi, Lissoni Associati and By Lissoni provide real estate developers in both the hospitality and residential sectors with complete lifestyle solutions from concept to implementation. Headquartered in Milan and New York, Piero Lissoni and his associates have won numerous awards for projects including the historic renovation and ground-up addition of the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem; the interior design of a 50-meter super yacht, Tribú, owned by Luciano Benetton: and the recent renovation of the Ferrari Club House at the Fiorano Race Track in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. In addition, Lissoni Associati has created hotels that have become city icons, from Amsterdam’s Conservatorium to Isantbul’s Bentley Design Hotel.